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Election skeptics suing to ‘audit’ 2020 Fulton ballots running short of options

BY: - July 15, 2021

Ten Fulton County voters looking to prove the baseless claims that widespread fraud factored in President Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 general election victory are banking on their review of public records to provide ammunition in their quest for an in-depth inspection of absentee ballots. But even with their revelation this week that they’ve identified nearly […]

Federal judge declines to halt parts of Georgia’s new election law – for now

BY: - July 7, 2021

A federal judge Wednesday denied a push to stop the enforcement of some new Georgia election rules for Tuesday’s two state House runoffs but is leaving open the possibility he could block parts of the law from taking effect in future elections. In Wednesday’s order, U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Boulee said he didn’t want […]

Judge weighs request to dismiss Fulton absentee ballot lawsuit

BY: - June 21, 2021

The future of a review of more than 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots remains up in the air following a court hearing Monday on a request to dismiss the case. Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said he will take time to digest the latest filings after hearing several hours of arguments Monday. Attorneys […]

Battle over Fulton absentee ballots cast in 2020 election back in court

BY: - June 20, 2021

The court battle over a potential review of Fulton County’s 145,000 absentee ballots cast last November is set to resume Monday with a push to dismiss a lawsuit that claims mishandled ballots and fraudulent votes factored into President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in Georgia. Henry County Judge Brian Amero is set to hear […]

Court-ordered review of Fulton County 2020 absentee ballots on hold

BY: - May 27, 2021

A new challenge to a lawsuit filed by self-described election integrity activists is putting proceedings on hold just as the terms of a court-ordered review of Fulton County’s 2020 presidential absentee ballots were to get hammered out at an election records warehouse. Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero canceled a planned Friday meeting to […]

Judge grants new 2020 presidential election review of Fulton ballots

BY: - May 21, 2021

A Henry County Superior Court Judge will give a group of Georgia residents claiming many fraudulent votes were cast in the November election the ability to review 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots. Judge Brian Amero ruled Friday in favor of nine plaintiffs that Fulton election officials must unseal ballots challenged by a group led by […]

Trump critic Lt. Gov. Duncan says he won’t run for reelection in 2022

BY: - May 17, 2021

A high-ranking GOP critic of former President Donald Trump officially announced Monday that he will not seek another term. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan’s public announcement Monday makes his decision official and throws open Georgia’s 2022 lieutenant governor’s race. Duncan has held the role since 2018, when the former professional baseball pitcher upset the establishment party […]

Kemp commends election overhaul, braces for legal challenges

BY: - March 26, 2021

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on an overhaul of Georgia’s new voting laws that limit absentee voting Thursday with partisan support and an acknowledgement that courts will decide if new restrictions are legal. Following weeks of embittered debate and protests, Georgia Republicans hours earlier passed the expansive Senate Bill 202, coined the “Election Integrity […]

Path cleared for Ga. House to take up major voting bill with absentee limits

BY: - March 23, 2021

A Georgia House panel Monday approved a bill intended to overhaul early and absentee voting laws and restrict access to ballot drop boxes, opening a clear path for lawmakers to vote on the sweeping election legislation in the waning days of the 2021 legislative session. The House Special Committee on Election Integrity passed a modified […]

Voting restricton debate reaching peak as 2021 Legislature winds down

BY: - March 21, 2021

The battle over Georgians’ voting rights appears headed for a showdown this week, with lawmakers gearing up to vote on bills intended to reshape how elections are run. Democrats and many voting rights activists have denounced sweeping Republican-sponsored bills as attempts to make it harder to cast ballots through new absentee ID requirements, limiting the […]

New sweeping election bill decried as ‘burdensome’ by voting rights groups

BY: - February 18, 2021

A new state House committee set up as a gatekeeper for election bills is scheduled to hold a daylong hearing Friday on a controversial package that more than two dozen voting rights groups say would set devastating limitations on the ability of Georgians to cast ballots.  The House Special Committee on Election Integrity’s hearing is […]

Georgia GOP senators throw down gauntlet with absentee voting bills

BY: - February 3, 2021

Georgia Republican senators launched a concerted attempt at overhauling state voting laws this week, proposing to end automatic opt-in voter registration when Georgians get a driver’s license, no-excuse absentee voting and absentee ballot drop boxes. The flurry of GOP election bills filed this week has Democrats, voting rights advocates, and political science and voting law […]