Pay attention legislators. Read this comment from Gabriel Sterling in this thread.
If it had not been for the 50% rule, we would never have had Senator Paul Coverdell, PSC members Robert B. “Bobby” Baker, Jr. and Chuck Eaton.
In the State House Billy McKinney would have remained instead of being defeated by John Noel. For the Dems, Roger Bruce would have lost to Horace Bond and Billy Mitchell would have lost handily to Gloria Gaines. For the Republicans John Heard would have lost by 14 points to Jeff Williams.
In Congress, we would still have Cynthia McKinney representing Georgia and the most personally important to me is we would never have had Congressman Charlie Norwood.
Needless to say, I think the state, for the most part, has benefited from our 50% rule for elections.