2020 presidential election

Georgia AG denies discrimination in state’s controversial new election law

BY: - May 4, 2021

Republican Attorney General Chris Carr is asking a U.S. District Court judge to toss out a lawsuit that claims Georgia’s new election law disenfranchises minorities, the disabled and other marginalized groups. Carr argues that Georgia remains one of the top states in the nation for providing access to the ballot box after state lawmakers passed […]

Report: New Ga. election law rates well for access but a ‘step backward’

BY: - April 16, 2021

A national election researcher says Georgia’s controversial new voting law is a “step backward” from the state’s 2020 election, but the state remains one of the most accessible in the nation for its vote-by-mail and in-person voting options.  The Center for Election Innovation & Research report ranks Georgia among the top tier along with 34 […]

Trump rips Kemp for Georgia election overhaul that ‘didn’t go further’

BY: - April 6, 2021

A rift remains between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Brian Kemp even after the governor backed an overhaul of voting laws that responds to a number of the baseless conspiracy theories claiming widespread irregularities plagued last year’s presidential election. Trump attacked Kemp in a press release Tuesday for supporting legislation that the former president […]

State’s county election takeover in voting law ripe for abuse, critics say

BY: - April 6, 2021

Critics worry that a new Georgia law giving the State Election Board the authority to control county election operations could be misused to try to influence the outcome of close elections. Georgia civil rights organizations are calling the local election takeover a troubling provision of the sweeping Republican-led overhaul of voting laws by the Legislature, […]

Georgia GOP’s push to restrict ballot access flirts with worst national rank

BY: and - February 24, 2021

The Georgia Senate Tuesday made the first move in an expected wide-ranging Republican attempt to overhaul state election laws when it passed a bill to require voters who request an absentee ballot to verify their identity using a government ID. Controversy and conspiracy theories exploded following November’s presidential election when national attention focused on Georgia’s […]

Georgia election officials again defend result against presidential do-over

BY: - January 5, 2021

The fallout of President Donald Trump’s released recording with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger continued Monday with calls for investigations and tensions flaring heading into today’s intense U.S. Senate election runoffs. Raffensperger said Monday that the hour-long phone conversation with the president over the weekend shines more light on the persistent false allegations that rampant  fraud […]

Statewide absentee ballot signature audit to ‘restore faith’ gets UGA assist

BY: - December 16, 2020

A University of Georgia research team will conduct a statewide voter signature match audit as claims of voting irregularities in the Nov. 3 election persist heading into the Jan. 5 runoffs. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs would examine the authenticity of absentee ballot voters’ signatures. […]

State election officials launch absentee ballot signature audit

BY: - December 15, 2020

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Monday that investigators will audit voter signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County in the latest attempt to confirm the state’s 2020 election results. Raffensperger’s office is teaming up with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to recheck the signatures on a sample of Cobb absentee ballot envelopes […]

Georgia Democrats formally cast 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden

BY: - December 14, 2020

Georgia’s Democratic electors hailed it as history in the making Monday when they awarded President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the state’s 16 electoral ballots. Monday’s electoral meeting in the Capitol’s Senate chamber led by former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Georgia Democratic Party Chair and newly-elected U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams, […]

State lawmakers push changes after absentee ballots key in 2020 election

BY: - December 9, 2020

Georgia’s state Senate Republicans conceded Tuesday they don’t have the votes to call for a special legislative session or the authority to overturn the Nov. 3 presidential election, but they vowed to restrict access to mail-in voting when they return next month for the new legislative session.  Eliminating no-excuse absentee balloting is high on the […]

Texas U.S. Supreme Court suit latest attempt to hand Trump win

BY: - December 9, 2020

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Georgia and three other states in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to invalidate the Nov. 3 election results that gave President-elect Joe Biden the most votes.  The suit charges Georgia’s state Election Board did not follow the law when it permitted poll workers to process absentee ballots two weeks […]

With Biden’s Georgia win certified, few paths for Trump to overturn outcome

BY: - December 8, 2020

The options appear to be shrinking fast for President Donald Trump and his allies attempting to overturn Georgia’s election results after becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to lose in the state in nearly 30 years. Trump’s venues to continue fighting grew fewer Monday than at any point since President-elect Joe Biden was projected the […]