Election 2024

Harris visits Morehouse as part of national HBCU swing to rally young voters 

BY: - September 26, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris received a friendly welcome Tuesday afternoon when she stopped by Morehouse College in Atlanta as part of a national college tour. The crowd, which consisted of students from Atlanta’s historically Black colleges and universities, roared with applause as the VP took the stage for a moderated conversation which lasted about 45 […]

Attorneys spar over Georgia’s voting law after federal judge temporarily blocks some provisions

BY: - September 26, 2023

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will determine whether to continue blocking provisions of Georgia’s 2021 election law overhaul that civil rights groups say discriminates against Black and disabled voters. The Georgia Republican Party and national GOP political committees are backing state officials in their request that the appellate court overturn the […]

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election

BY: - September 25, 2023

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

Balance of power at stake as judge sets pre-Thanksgiving timeline for Georgia redistricting ruling

BY: - September 15, 2023

This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit usdemocracyday.org. For nearly two weeks, lawyers in a 19th floor courtroom in downtown Atlanta have examined Georgia’s shifting demographics, pored over socio-economic data and scrutinized the boundary […]

Challenge to political maps to proceed with state’s claim Black voting power isn’t diluted

BY: - September 11, 2023

A federal trial that could force state lawmakers to redraw Georgia’s political maps ahead of next year’s election will enter its second week Monday. Five lawsuits have been filed challenging the GOP-drawn maps that came out of a special session in 2021, but this trial features three of them, including challenges from Alpha Phi Alpha […]

Georgia redistricting trial opens with debate over federal requirements for Black representation

BY: - September 5, 2023

A federal trial that could recontour the political landscape in Georgia ahead of next year’s congressional and legislative races started Tuesday.   The complex trial, which is expected to last through next week, focuses on a trio of challenges targeting the state’s congressional map – which helped Republicans gain a U.S. House seat last year – […]

Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges

BY: , and - August 24, 2023

This story was updated at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.  Former President Donald Trump was booked and quickly released at the Fulton County Jail Thursday evening during a trip from New Jersey to Atlanta that played out on primetime TV and capped a drama-filled day outside the facility.  Trump’s sprawling motorcade arrived at the […]

Trump absent but still dominates as GOP presidential rivals clash at first debate

BY: , and - August 24, 2023

Eight Republican presidential candidates gathered onstage Wednesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a heated first primary debate heavily influenced by former President Donald Trump, though the party’s front runner refused to attend the two-hour event. Trump instead recorded a competing 46-minute interview with former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that aired on X, formerly known […]

Former President Donald Trumps descends a set of steps from an airplane after arriving at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on August, 24, 2023. He is expected to surrender at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia, where he will be booked on 13 charges.

Live coverage from Fulton County: Trump, allies surrender in election interference case

BY: - August 23, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants have until noon Friday to voluntarily surrender after a Fulton County grand jury handed up indictments last week alleging a multistate plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The indictment in Georgia represents the fourth time Trump has been indicted this year. The Georgia Recorder staff […]

Case against Georgia’s lieutenant governor for alleged 2020 fake elector scheme awaits prosecutor

BY: - August 23, 2023

A special prosecutor could soon determine if Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones joins a long list of defendants indicted in the 2020 presidential election interference case that has already ensnared a state senator and former President Donald Trump as he seeks a second term in the White House. Several days ago, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council […]

Trump, allies start to forge bond deals ahead of expected booking at Fulton County jail this week

BY: - August 21, 2023

This post was updated 8:20 p.m. August 21 to reflect the former president’s social media message that he plans to turn himself in at the Fulton County jail Thursday. Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys agreed to a $200,000 bond and other terms of release ahead of his expected trip to Georgia this week to be […]

Fulton prosecution of Trump, allies reason ‘why the RICO statute was invented’

BY: - August 21, 2023

This story was updated at 8 a.m. Aug. 21, 2023.  The high-profile 2020 election interference case presented by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against former President Donald Trump and his 18 allies presents a unique set of challenges, according to prosecution and election experts. Last Monday, a Georgia grand jury indicted 19 suspects, including […]