In a Georgia Trump stronghold, wary locals face, don’t embrace, Biden

In a Georgia Trump stronghold, wary locals face, don’t embrace, Biden
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Instead, a few said they fear more unrest.

A historical marker is displayed in downtown Homer in Banks County. Donald Trump won nearly nine out of 10 voters in the rural northeast Georgia county. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

A historical marker is displayed in downtown Homer in Banks County. Donald Trump won nearly nine out of 10 voters in the rural northeast Georgia county. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

Ashley Knight, a 32-year-old certified nursing assistant, said she is convinced a “civil war” is brewing because so many Trump supporters believe the election was rigged and because riots and lootings spun out of Black Lives Matters protests. She said she worries that socialism and COVID-19 will hurt her children’s future.

Trump, she said, never was given a fair shot as a president. As for Biden, “I’ll pray for him as our president, but I don’t think…



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