Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Feds side with Black voters in suit that says rights violated by at-large PSC elections

BY: - July 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice has waded into a voting rights lawsuit that challenges how Georgia elects its utility regulators. “This case presents important questions regarding enforcement of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” wrote Acting U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Georgia Kurt R. Erskine in the agency’s Wednesday filing. […]

Georgia’s new voting law takes the stage again as access rules are tightened

BY: - July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON—State Democratic legislators on Tuesday outlined their efforts to not only protect voting rights, but also expand them in their Republican-controlled state legislatures. During a panel discussion, state lawmakers from Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida discussed how they’ve fought against restrictive elections measures introduced and passed in their legislatures. This year alone, nearly 400 […]

Biden rips Georgia election law, says honor late Lewis with voting rights act

BY: and - July 14, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide. “It’s up to all of us to protect that right […]

Money pours into statewide races, fueling 2022 Georgia showdown

BY: - July 9, 2021

The slow drip of campaign fundraising reports culminated Thursday with a few surprises as state-level politicking begins to ramp up again with Georgia poised for a return to the national spotlight. It’s still early to draw many conclusions, and some races – most notably, the governor’s race – are not even fully set. But Thursday’s […]

New absentee voting rules take effect with full 2021 Georgia election law

BY: - June 30, 2021

Starting today, some of the most heavily scrutinized sections of Georgia’s new voting law go into effect — primarily absentee voting rules that have become the focal points of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit. The federal government’s lawsuit against Georgia on Friday argues that the state’s new election rules that shorten the window to […]

Warnock targets state takeover of local elections with new voting bill

BY: - June 22, 2021

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock introduced legislation this week aimed at circumventing some of the pressure of partisan politics on state elections while also providing more safeguards to insulate local election boards, election workers, and volunteers.    Warnock is the lead sponsor of the new Preventing Election Subversion Act of 2021 that targets provisions of new election […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Bookman: Making Hice state election chief like handing safe keys to robber

BY: - May 27, 2021

Jody Hice poses a test of character and patriotism for Georgia Republicans. It’s a test that many of those voters proudly insist they will fail. At the moment, Hice remains a congressman, representing the state’s 10th Congressional District. In that role, he has been a prominent, vocal champion of the Big Lie about the 2020 […]

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 […]

Ga. House members could be on hot seat in Congressional redistricting

BY: and - May 4, 2021

Georgia is likely one of the states Republicans will be banking on to win back the U.S. House in 2022, according to an initial analysis of U.S. Census data released last week, and this year’s redrawing of Congressional lines could be the key. The findings suggest a boost for Republicans nationwide, albeit a small one. […]

State Election Board wrestles with lingering 2020 GOP grievances

BY: - April 28, 2021

Georgia’s State Election Board held its first meeting Wednesday with a new meeting leader replacing the secretary of state and the hours-long meeting served as a sounding board for discredited conspiracy theories alleging fraud in the 2020 elections.  Election Board Vice-Chair Rebecca Sullivan served as the acting chair of the state voting board after a […]