Gwinnett County will not prosecute for giving water to voters

Gwinnett County will not prosecute anyone arrested for distributing beverages or food to voters waiting in line at polls. The announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Brian Kemp signing Georgia’s election reform bill into law. The legislation makes it illegal for

Election law fight intensifies after Georgia lawmaker’s arrest

State Rep. Park Cannon has been released from jail following a protest in front of Gov. Brian Kemp’s office as the governor signed a controversial bill Thursday evening that restricts access to the ballot box. In a statement released Friday, Cannon thanked

Brian Kemp fires back at Joe Biden and his ‘handlers’

The Players: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and President Joe Biden. The Issue: Kemp signed a massive 95-page election overhaul bill Thursday. The bill limits the amount of time Georgians have to request an absentee ballot, requires a photo ID to request an

Georgia House passes 95-page election overhaul bill

Sweeping legislation to overhaul voting by mail, advance voting and state oversight of Georgia elections passed the state House of Representatives Thursday, a major step for election changes Republican lawmakers are seeking this year. The 95-page bill, which passed 100-75 along party lines,

Big changes made to Georgia’s election reform bills

Republican state lawmakers hammering out changes to Georgia’s election system have dropped controversial proposals to scrap Sunday polling hours and no-excuse mail-in voting amid pushback from Democratic leaders and voting-rights advocates. With the General Assembly set to adjourn the 2021 session next week,

Georgia’s elections chief will face challengers in Republican primary

 U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced their candidacies for Georgia secretary of state Monday by attacking incumbent Brad Raffensperger’s handling of last year’s elections. Hice, who immediately picked up the endorsement of former President Donald

93-page election bill sparks outcry in Georgia House of Representatives

A new wide-ranging measure from Republican state lawmakers with changes to Georgia’s election system abruptly appeared Wednesday just before a scheduled committee hearing, sparking backlash from Democrats and voting-rights advocates about transparency. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Max Burns, R-Sylvania, passed

Georgia senate passes major voting reform bill

A major overhaul of Georgia’s absentee voting system and other election changes brought by Republican lawmakers passed in the state Senate Monday by a party-line vote, sparking cries of voter suppression from Democratic leaders. The wide-ranging bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader

Georgia’s top Republican wants state ID cards to be free

As Republican lawmakers in Georgia work to pass voting reforms, including requiring photo identification in order to vote absentee, the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives wants to make the identification cards free. Today, David Ralston proposed that State ID cards

Georgia House passes major voting overhaul

Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines. Sponsored by Rep. Barry Fleming, R-Harlem, the 66-page bill contains

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