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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 […]

Trump casts long shadow early over Georgia’s 2022 statewide campaigns

BY: - April 18, 2021

Georgia’s 2022 campaign season is getting an early start, now with a former Democratic legislator who turned Republican after he endorsed Donald Trump announcing his bid to challenge Gov. Brian Kemp in the primary. Former state Rep. Vernon Jones said as governor he will be the standard-bearer for the Republican faction led by Trump and […]

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 […]

Biden reinstates migratory bird protections gutted under Trump

BY: - March 9, 2021

The Interior Department on Monday revoked a Trump administration policy that would have undercut a century-old law protecting migratory birds. The move strengthens federal regulators’ authority to enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a 1918 law that allows the government to prosecute polluters whose actions are responsible for the deaths of about 1,100 protected bird […]

Fulton prosecutor investigating Trump’s election call to Raffensperger

BY: - February 10, 2021

Fulton County prosecutors are launching a wide-ranging criminal investigation into attempts to overturn last year’s presidential election results in Georgia.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters Wednesday to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Gov. Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan asking them to preserve documents and other evidence […]

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 […]

Rearview mirror: Georgia’s 2020 upended by virus, social upheaval

BY: - December 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia cost thousands of lives in 2020, put more than 1 million people out of work during a miserable April, pushed health care workers to the brink and changed everyone’s daily life this year and for the foreseeable future. The public health crisis rippled into Georgia politics, including a historic presidential […]

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, […]

Election officials hope third time’s a charm as recount set to start Tuesday

BY: - November 23, 2020

Post updated at 7:52 a.m. Nov. 24  Georgia’s county election offices can start counting the presidential race ballots Tuesday morning for the third time, with the goal to wrap up by the end of Dec. 2. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office announced the timeline Monday to run each of the 5 million ballots […]

Georgia secretary of state certifies election results for Biden win

BY: - November 20, 2020

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 results Friday, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump. The official results have Biden edging out Trump by 12,670 votes, with the former vice president’s 2.47 million votes […]

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

BY: - November 20, 2020

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 Biden narrowly edged out President Donald Trump. The painstaking ballot hand count to audit the presidential election showed Biden received nearly 13,000 more votes than Trump in their contest for Georgia’s […]

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

BY: - November 18, 2020

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 closely watched statewide audit of the 5 million ballots cast in the presidential election. About 20 county election offices worked into Wednesday evening to try to meet the midnight deadline […]