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Battle for the Ballot

The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot.

We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.

Georgia secretary of state certifies election results for Biden win

This post was updated at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 to include remarks from the governor. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the presidential election...

Georgia’s exhausting election recount reaffirms Biden’s track to electoral win

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to certify the presidential election Friday after a recount of Georgia’s 5 million votes confirmed that President-elect Joe...

Georgia’s election audit shrinks Biden lead, outcome remains same

Post updated Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. with full write-through Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to release Thursday the results of a...

Key dates coming up for Georgians voting in twin U.S. Senate...

Georgia was long expected to have a January runoff for one U.S. Senate seat, but not many people expected there to be two with...

Non-Georgians warned not to relocate to state to game Senate election

Georgia officials are warning outsiders to butt out if they plan to move to the state just to vote in two U.S. Senate runoffs...

Ga. Democrats pick new leaders after disappointing state House elections

Georgia Democrats named Rep. James Beverly of Macon to lead the minority party’s efforts to advance its policy agenda as lawmakers prepare for a...

Kemp heads to quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19 carrier

Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp are under quarantine after the governor came in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19...

Election officials urge patience as historic early voting wraps up

This story has been corrected to no longer state that the Savannah Civic Center is only an early voting location. The civic center will...

Georgia still on president’s mind with Sunday rally in Rome planned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to stop in Rome Sunday as he rallies his supporters to the polls Tuesday, yet more evidence Georgia has...

Ga. House Speaker on tour to boost members in tough re-election...

MILLEDGEVILLE -- A top Georgia Republican is traveling the state this week to shore up support for vulnerable incumbent GOP lawmakers, aiming to avoid...
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