The primary was originally scheduled for March 24, but was delayed until May 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak. In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump won Georgia with 50.77% of the vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 45.64%. Georgia has voted Republican in eight of the last nine presidential elections, but Democrats have won at least 45% in the last three cycles. The last Democrat to carry Georgia in a presidential contest was Bill Clinton in 1992. It was the only southern state to support Georgia native Jimmy Carter in his 1980 reelection bid against Ronald Reagan. Atlanta and its inner suburbs are the most solidly Democratic regions of the state. The city’s outer suburbs have historically supported Republicans, but in the 2018 election the Democratic “blue wave” swept over the area. Georgia is another state with an increasingly diverse and urban population, and Democrats hope that those trends will eventually make its statewide races competitive again. Both the stateLegislature and the governor’s office are controlled by Republicans.