Day: August 31, 2020
Judge grants more time for absentee ballots mailed by Election Day to count
Thousands of Georgians will likely get more time to mail absentee ballots to their county’s election office after a federal judge ruled Monday that votes must be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and received within three days. State Democrats and voting rights advocates cheered the decision by U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross […]
Confederate statues would be removed from national parks under new push in Congress
WASHINGTON — The Georgia Monument at the Chickamauga portion of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park features an obelisk with a Confederate soldier at its top. Near Andersonville, a monument stands to honor Henry Wirz, commandant of the stockade of Camp Sumter, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp where inhumane conditions led to a high mortality […]
Is revival ahead for voting rights legislation named for John Lewis?
Democrats ranging from presidential nominee Joe Biden to party officials in Georgia are pushing for Congress to restore a key element of the Voting Rights Act as a way to honor civil rights icon John Lewis. The late Georgia congressman was a leader in getting Congress to pass the landmark law in 1965. But so […]