Public and private polling has Trump and Joe Biden locked in a margin-of-error race, dangling the prospect that Democrats might turn the state blue for the first time since 1992. The tightness of the race can be clearly charted by candidate visits: In the past eight days, Kamala Harris has twice rallied voters in the Atlanta metro area, while Biden delivered his closing message speech in Warm Springs, where he urged voters to give him a chance to “heal” the country and “restore our soul.” Barack Obama will visit Atlanta on Monday…

Biden’s path hinges not only on running up the score with Black voters, but also by drawing in disaffected suburbanites turned off by Trump’s style. Carter noted he’ll be watching two House seats — Georgia’s 6th and 7th Congressional Districts, which overlap with northern suburban Atlanta — as “bellwethers” for the state, monitoring “the margins and how they compare to 2016.”

“The reason why Georgia is still in play is because Biden’s done a phenomenal job of appealing to white, moderate voters, appealing to those white voters who were probably Trump voters four years ago,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, a Democrat. “He’s giving them another option, and many of them are taking that option, and that could be the game-changer here.”