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Marjorie Taylor Greene faces another republican challenger

Marjorie Taylor Greene faces another republican challenger

Marjorie Taylor Greene will face another republican primary challenger in next year's primary elections. Healthcare CEO Jennifer Strahan announced her intention to run for Georgia's 14th Congressional District. Strahan identifies herself as a small business owner, a Christian, a wife, and a mother to a rambunctious boy. Strahan joins Republican Mark Clay, who is also challenging Greene for the 14th district seat. Four democrats are also running for the seat in the democratic primary. "There is too much at stake right now. Democrats in Washington -- from Joe Biden to Nancy Pelosi -- are infringing on our constitutional liberties, jeopardizing…
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DeKalb County changes four voting locations

DeKalb County changes four voting locations

DeKalb County's Board of Registration and Elections recently approved changes to four polling locations ahead of the Nov. 2 General Election. Due to several issues including ongoing construction at previous polling locations, some voters in Chamblee, Doraville and Stonecrest may be assigned a new polling location this election cycle. DeKalb Voter Registration and Election also announced that impacted voters will receive correspondence in the mail with information regarding their new polling location. Previous Polling LocationNew Polling LocationChamblee Civic Center 3540 Broad Street Chamblee 30341Chamblee Public Safety/Municipal Court, 4445 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee 30341Doraville City Hall 3725 Park Avenue Doraville 30340Doraville…
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Raffensperger blames Stacey Abrams for federal election lawsuit

Raffensperger blames Stacey Abrams for federal election lawsuit

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is turning up the heat on the Justice Department over its lawsuit challenging controversial election law changes the General Assembly adopted last March. Raffensperger announced Wednesday he has filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) with the federal agency to release any records of contacts it may have had with civil and voting rights organizations in light of the lawsuit. “We believe there’s potential they’ve been following orders from [2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee] Stacey Abrams and others,” Raffensperger said. “We think something is going on.” The FOIA request calls for the release of…
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Who is running for Mayor, City Council and Board of Education in Atlanta?

Who is running for Mayor, City Council and Board of Education in Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- The candidates have been set for the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal General Election slated for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. If necessary, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. All candidates are displayed in the order in which they qualified. The official ballot will be in alphabetical order. Here are the names of the candidates for each office. Mayor Felicia MooreKasim ReedMark HammadKenny HillSharon GayAndre DickensWalter ReevesRichard N. WrightRebecca L. KingGlenn S. WrightsonNolan EnglishRoosevelt Searles IIIAntonio BrownKirsten Dunn Council President     Sam ManuelMike RussellCourtney EnglishDoug ShipmanNatalyn Mosby Archibong Council Post 1 At-Large Seat          Michael Julian BondJereme…
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15 states show support for Georgia’s election law

15 states show support for Georgia’s election law

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is leading 15 other state attorneys general in backing Georgia’s effort to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new voter laws. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Georgia, Georgia’s secretary of state and other election officials in June, saying several provisions of the state’s recent voting reform law blocks the right to vote for Georgians based on race. The DOJ took issue with the portions of the bill that ban government entities from sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications and fine civic organizations, churches and advocacy groups for sending them. It also opposes the…
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Republican candidate takes shot at Herschel Walker in campaign ad

Republican candidate takes shot at Herschel Walker in campaign ad

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is telling University of Georgia football icon Herschel Walker to put up or shut up in next year’s Republican race for the U.S. Senate. Walker, former President Donald Trump’s pick to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, has been hinting he may run for the seat but hasn’t made a firm decision. Black, who is already in the race, has released a TV ad contrasting his Georgia background with the fact that Walker now lives in Texas. The ad starts with a video showing Walker in front of car with a Georgia license plate, saying…
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Could Zell Miller’s grandson be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor?

Could Zell Miller’s grandson be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor?

The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started. Bryan Miller of Watkinsville announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Geoff Duncan as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. Duncan is not seeking re-election. Miller recently stepped down as executive chairman of the Zell Miller Foundation, a nonprofit he launched in 2016 to build on the elder Miller’s legacy by focusing on education, leadership and public service. Zell Miller, who died in 2018, was the driving…
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Former Georgia lawmaker running to unseat Lucy McBath

Former Georgia lawmaker running to unseat Lucy McBath

Former state Rep. Meagan Hanson is running for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Hanson, a Republican from Sandy Springs, served one term in the Georgia House of Representatives before losing her reelection bid in 2018. A lawyer by profession, she went on to serve as executive director of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform, a conservative legal activist group. Hanson is seeking to unseat two-term U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Roswell, who flipped the seat from Republican control in 2018 for the first time in decades. “With the direction the country is going, the America I had growing up…
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Here’s how much Georgia candidates have raised in statewide races

Here’s how much Georgia candidates have raised in statewide races

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 campaign fundraising deadline gave some candidates a chance to flex their fundraising muscle as the 2022 matchups begin to take shape. Governor’s race: Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s is socking away millions in anticipation of a hard-fought reelection bid. He reported raising $3.9 million during the last…
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Meet the people in charge of elections in DeKalb County

Meet the people in charge of elections in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Board welcomed three returning members and two new members earlier this week, as Judge Bedelia C. Hargrove administered the official oath to the entire group during a July 7, 2021, special called board meeting. The five members will serve a two-year term through June 2023. The DeKalb VRE Board is comprised of five members, two members are democrats, two are republicans and one member is an independent. They are: Anthony Lewis (R)Susan Motter (D)Dele Lowman Smith (D)Nancy Jester (R)Karli Swift (I) “I’m looking forward to working with our new board and forming a…
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Judge rejects challenge to Georgia’s new election law

Judge rejects challenge to Georgia’s new election law

A federal judge Wednesday threw out a challenge to portions of Georgia’s controversial new election law as poorly timed. U.S. District Judge J.P. Boulee ruled that with runoff elections for vacant state House seats in Cobb County and southeast Georgia set for next Tuesday, it’s too late to change provisions in the current law. “The underlying elections have already occurred, and Plaintiffs seek an order that would mandate different rules for the related runoff elections,” Boulee wrote in an 11-page order. “Election administrators have prepared to implement the challenged rules, have implemented them at least to some extent and now…
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Butch Miller announces run for Georgia Lieutenant Governor

Butch Miller announces run for Georgia Lieutenant Governor

Republicans are starting to step into the vacuum left when GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced last week he would not seek a second term. Georgia Senate Pro Tempore Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, entered the race for lieutenant governor Tuesday. Miller, a car dealer, was elected to the Senate in 2010 and chosen president pro tempore by his legislative colleagues in 2018. “As a state senator, I’ve worked with visionary conservative leaders to make our state the No. 1 state for business and a safe haven for the conservative, traditional values that made our state and nation great,” Miller said. “I’m…
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Court orders another audit of Fulton County ballots

Court orders another audit of Fulton County ballots

 A court ruling Friday set the stage for another review of Georgia’s election results. Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ordered Fulton County to unseal more than 145,000 absentee ballots to be examined for possible fraud. Friday’s ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Garland Favorito, a longtime election watchdog, and several other plaintiffs. It comes more than five months after Georgia’s Electoral College members met at the state Capitol and certified the state’s 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden and more than four months after Biden’s victory was certified by Congress in a session interrupted when supporters of…
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How to get a voter ID card in DeKalb County

How to get a voter ID card in DeKalb County

After the passage of Georgia's new election law, DeKalb County's department of voter registration and elections is urging DeKalb voters to plan ahead and get a voter identification card. There is no cost for the ID card, and it is specifically intended for voters who do not have a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID card. “We are committed to the voters of DeKalb County, and will be actively communicating how the voting experience may be different for some voters with the passage of SB202,” said DeKalb elections director Erica Hamilton. “For voters who do not have the appropriate identification,…
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No Surprise: Voters split along party lines over Georgia’s new election law

No Surprise: Voters split along party lines over Georgia’s new election law

Georgians’ support or disapproval of the state’s controversial new voting law largely broke along political party lines in a survey the University of Georgia released Wednesday. Republican voters in the survey supported while Democratic voters opposed the more high-profile measures in the recently enacted elections bill, which has become a lightning rod for national debate on election integrity and voter access following the 2020 election cycle. Democratic leaders in Georgia and across the country have framed Georgia’s new voting law as an attempt at voter suppression targeting minority voters who helped the state’s 2020 presidential election and both U.S. Senate seats go to…
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