Eric Hoskins was a Libertarian candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2016. He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Tim Nichols (R).

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Hoskins ran as a Libertarian candidate in the 2016 election for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission. <1> Hoskins competed with incumbent Tim Echols (R) in the general election.

Tim Echols defeated Eric Hoskins in the Georgia public service commission election.Georgia Public Service Commission, 2016
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Demographic data for Georgia GeorgiaU.S.Race and ethnicity**EducationIncome
Total population:10,199,398316,515,021
Land area (sq mi):57,5133,531,905
Black/African American:30.9%12.6%
Native American:0.3%0.8%
Pacific Islander:0%0.2%
Two or more:2.1%3%
High school graduation rate:85.4%86.7%
College graduation rate:28.8%29.8%
Median household income:$49,620$53,889
Persons below poverty level:21.1%11.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, "American Community Survey" (5-year estimates 2010-2015)Click here for more information on the 2020 census and here for more on its impact on the redistricting process in Georgia.**Note: Percentages for race and ethnicity may add up to more than 100 percent because respondents may report more than one race and the Hispanic/Latino ethnicity may be selected in conjunction with any race. Read more about race and ethnicity in the census here.

Presidential voting pattern

See also: Presidential voting trends in Georgia

Georgia voted Republican in all five presidential elections between 2000 and 2016.

Pivot Counties (2016) identified 206 counties that voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012. Collectively, Trump won these Pivot Counties by more than 580,000 votes. Of these 206 counties, five are located in Georgia, accounting for 2.43 percent of the total pivot counties.<2>

Pivot Counties (2020)

In 2020, re-examined the 206 Pivot Counties to view their voting patterns following that year"s presidential election. defined those won by Trump won as Retained Pivot Counties and those won by Joe Biden (D) as Boomerang Pivot Counties. Nationwide, there were 181 Retained Pivot Counties and 25 Boomerang Pivot Counties. Georgia had five Retained Pivot Counties, 2.76 percent of all Retained Pivot Counties.

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