County Unit System
The county unit system was created in 1917 while G.A. legislature was dominated by Democrats. This act made votes count as a county in primary elections. This system did not depend on the population of the area. Since it was in place, rural counties had the same say in who was to be elected and to what. This decreased the impact of highly populated cities mainly Atlanta. The county unit system was used until the early 1960s when it was removed because of the Gray v. Sanders lawsuit.