Election 2020

Cheney ousted from GOP leadership for rejecting Trump’s ‘big lie’

BY: - May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted Wednesday to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position after her continued pushback against former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. Saying they want to unite the party in an attempt to win back the House in the 2022 midterm elections, GOP […]

Who stayed home in Georgia’s Senate runoffs? Rural white Republicans

BY: - April 22, 2021

A new analysis of demographic data from Georgia’s November and January elections confirms a larger decline in white rural turnout led to Democrats flipping both U.S. Senate seats, one of the biggest challenges the GOP must tackle ahead of 2022. After a record-setting November 2020 general election that saw more than five million Georgians cast their ballots, enthusiasm remained high […]

Rep. Hice aims for secretary of state post in challenge to Raffensperger

BY: - March 22, 2021

This post was updated 2:10 p.m. March 22 to include a statement from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The man who oversaw two contentious high-stakes Georgia statewide elections has a new primary challenge in his own bid for re-election. Congressman Jody Hice, a Greensboro Republican, announced Monday he will run against Secretary of State Brad […]

All quiet on the state Capitol front as Biden inauguration passes peacefully

BY: - January 20, 2021

The Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta was surrounded by barricades and armored vehicles Wednesday morning, but the armed, mass demonstrations federal authorities warned of did not materialize as President Joe Biden took his oath of office in Washington at noon. This year’s legislative session kicked off Jan. 11 with more security surrounding the grounds than […]

Senators at last, today’s swearing-in caps Georgia’s 2020 election season

BY: - January 20, 2021

Georgia’s extended 2020 election is set to finally deliver the will of the state’s voters Wednesday as a new vice president conducts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Sens. Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. After months of attack ads fueled by record campaign spending, baseless presidential election fraud conspiracies and even death threats aimed at […]

Warnock makes case for minimum wage hike during King Day service

BY: - January 19, 2021

Days before he is set to be sworn in as Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, the Rev. Raphael Warnock drew on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. from a pulpit where they both preached to make the case for policies he plans to make a priority once he takes on his new job in […]

COMMENTARY

Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bomb

BY: - January 14, 2021

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker singing “Praise the Lord” on the TV was the soundtrack of my childhood. As I’d get ready for school or play, Tammy Faye and her big fake eyelashes, painted-on eyebrows and glowing tan cheeks would grin and sit next to Jim, who looked like he belonged in the principal’s office. […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

This post was updated Jan. 11 at 2:30 to include a statement by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux. WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last […]

Record turnout among Black voters helped Democrats claim Senate

BY: - January 11, 2021

Georgia is poised to help reshape the course of the nation over the next two years with the election of the state’s first Black and first Jewish U.S. Senators. Democrats are set to maintain control of the U.S. House, and with Warnock and Ossoff in the Senate there will be a 50-50 split between the […]

Georgia House Speaker wants 2021 Legislature to revisit voting access

BY: - January 8, 2021

On the eve of the 2021 legislative session, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston refused Thursday to call for an end to no-excuse absentee ballots as some of his Republican colleagues are demanding, but did advocate for other significant changes to how Georgia runs its elections. Several days before starting what legislators expect to be a […]

Loeffler concedes Senate race to Warnock with conciliatory message

BY: - January 7, 2021

Sen. Kelly Loeffler conceded Thursday night to Senator-elect Raphael Warnock in the special election to replace Sen, Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate. With nearly all the votes counted Thursday night, Warnock had about 2,266,000 votes, good for 50.9% of the vote to Loeffler’s 2,187,000 votes, or 49.1%. “While my heart breaks at not being […]

COMMENTARY

Bookman: It was always going to end this way

BY: - January 7, 2021

“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump,” Donald Trump bragged back in March of 2019. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be […]