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Senator Cynthia McKinney on Georgia’s Political Climate

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Cynthia McKinney comments on the recent Georgia Primary, the overall political climate in Georgia and her experiences in Washington as Georgia’s first African-American female Congresswoman. McKinney states that Georgia’s Republican voters were left in a state of confusion when their favored candidate, Phil Graham, unexpectedly pulled out of the race. Pat Buchanan ended up as the second choice for over 30% of the voters and would likely have captured more votes were it not for his hefty political baggage. McKinney also discusses the controversial issue of race-conscious voter districting, and groups such as the "Campaign for a Color-Blind America", which she views as a divisive force in the democratic process that attempts to deny the existence of racism in contemporary American society.

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