Georgia Democrat Lawmaker In Deep Blue District Switches Parties: A ‘Moral’ Choice
Mesha Mainor
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A Democratic Georgia state lawmaker in a deep blue district announced this week that she was leaving the party and becoming a Republican over the issue of school choice.

“I represent a blue district in the city of Atlanta so this wasn’t a political decision for me,” state Rep. Mesha Mainor (R-56) tweeted on Tuesday. “It was a MORAL one.”

Mainor said in an interview that she was disappointed in her Democrat colleagues for not standing by her when she “decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice.”

“They crucified me,” she said. “When I decided to stand up in support of safe communities and refused to support efforts to defund the police, they didn’t back me. They abandoned me.”

Mainor also took a shot at the Democrat Party for how it has treated black voters for decades.

“For far too long, the Democrat Party has gotten away with using and abusing the black community,” she said. “For decades, the Democrat Party has received the support of more than 90% of the black community. And what do we have to show for it? I represent a solidly blue district in the city of Atlanta. This isn’t a political decision for me. It’s a moral one.”


“The most dangerous thing to the Democrat Party is a black person with a mind of their own,” she later added.

Mainor said she’ll still work across the aisle with the other party to solve issues and that she’s received a lot of support since announcing that she is becoming a Republican.

She said that she is excited to help the Republican Party “focus not just on preaching to the choir but growing the congregation.”

There have been multiple instances over the last several months of state-level Democrats switching to the Republican Party, including in North Carolina, Louisiana, and West Virginia.

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