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Loeffler Hit With Ethics Complaints After She Solicited Donations in US Capitol
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Loeffler Hit With Ethics Complaints After She Solicited Donations in US Capitol

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R- Ga., is facing a pair of ethics complaints after she solicited campaign contributions for her runoff campaign during an on-camera interview at the U.S. Capitol. The Democratic Party of Georgia and the American Democracy Legal Fund both filed complaints with the Senate ethics committee... Read More

Georgia Manual Recount Confirms Biden Victory
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Georgia Manual Recount Confirms Biden Victory

ATLANTA — A manual recount of nearly 5 million ballots cast in Georgia showed Thursday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, validating initial results. The recount found that Biden received 12,284 more votes than President Donald Trump. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to certify the election... Read More

Recount Finds Thousands of Georgia Votes Missing From Initial Counts
2020 Elections
Recount Finds Thousands of Georgia Votes Missing From Initial Counts

ATLANTA — The vote recount in Georgia is expected to confirm the election results, as intended. But it also exposed flaws in voting systems that almost resulted in some ballots being overlooked. Election workers in three counties discovered a total of more than... Read More

Perdue's Debate Dodge Highlights Opening Ga. Runoff Strategy
2020 Elections
Perdue's Debate Dodge Highlights Opening Ga. Runoff Strategy

ATLANTA — In the two weeks since the presidential election, U.S. Sen. David Perdue has held one public event, conducted a Fox News interview and announced he wouldn't participate in any debates with his Georgia runoff opponent, Jon Ossoff. The first-term Republican's opening strategy diverges sharply not only from Ossoff,... Read More

Deadline Near for Hand Tally of Presidential Race in Georgia
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Deadline Near for Hand Tally of Presidential Race in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials across Georgia are staring down a Wednesday deadline to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a... Read More

Georgia Elections Chief Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Asked About Rejecting More Absentee Ballots
2020 Elections
Georgia Elections Chief Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Asked About Rejecting More Absentee Ballots

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him if he had the power to reject more absentee ballots as election officials are conducting a recount and audit of the presidential race. Raffensperger, in an interview with The Washington Post on Monday, said the South Carolina senator... Read More

'We Are The Firewall.' Senate Republicans Prepare to Make a Stand in Georgia
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'We Are The Firewall.' Senate Republicans Prepare to Make a Stand in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans still aren't acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden's victory. But they are raising the specter of his incoming administration's agenda to rally conservatives ahead of the high-stakes Jan. 5 runoffs. At a joint event Friday, U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue promoted the same message about the battle for control... Read More

Georgia to Decide Senate Control — And Shape of Biden Presidency
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Georgia to Decide Senate Control — And Shape of Biden Presidency

ATLANTA — Georgia has unexpectedly become host to a one-state referendum on a national question — Which party should control the U.S. Senate? — and the outcome will likely shape the ambitions of Joe Biden's presidency as well as his party's future. Money, media and political... Read More

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
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Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
2020-11-11 16:38:37
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that the state will conduct a hand recount of all ballots cast in last week's presidential contest. The announcement came during a news conference at which Raffensperger continued to deflect... Read More

Georgia Leaders Reject Calls for Special Session to Change Runoff Voting Rules
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Georgia Leaders Reject Calls for Special Session to Change Runoff Voting Rules

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday he won't call a special legislative session to tighten residency requirements for the Jan. 5 runoffs, despite pressure from some supporters of President Donald Trump to make it harder for new residents to cast their ballots in the consequential election. He... Read More

Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?
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Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?

WASHINGTON — Georgia, the state on track to produce the closest finish of the 2020 presidential election, is about to endure an unprecedented political encore that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The runoff campaigns for both the state's Senate seats are set... Read More

'Bring Us Together': Ossoff's First Runoff Ad Previews His Strategy
2020 Elections
'Bring Us Together': Ossoff's First Runoff Ad Previews His Strategy

ATLANTA — Democrat Jon Ossoff served notice that his runoff campaign against U.S. Sen. David Perdue would focus on health care, the economy and infrastructure in a debut ad released Saturday. With control of the U.S. Senate on the line,... Read More

Twin Senate Runoffs in Georgia Could Shape Biden Presidency
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Twin Senate Runoffs in Georgia Could Shape Biden Presidency

ATLANTA (AP) — The outcome in several contested states will determine whether Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump. But if the Democratic challenger wins, the ambitions of a Biden presidency could well come down to Georgia. Georgia, long a Republican... Read More

GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
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GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
2020-11-01 06:02:54
by TWN Staff

About Greene:  Greene, who openly expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theories, has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Marjorie Greene has a lifetime of business experience, having grown up working in her family’s company. In 2002 Greene and... Read More

GA-09: Andrew Clyde (R)
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GA-09: Andrew Clyde (R)
2020-11-01 05:25:14
by TWN Staff

About Clyde:  Andrew Clyde’s career in the Navy began after he earned his commission as an officer from the University of Notre Dame. He then spent the next 28 years of his life in the service including three combat deployments... Read More

GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
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GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
2020-11-01 05:13:06
by TWN Staff

About Williams:  Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams has been a fearless advocate for women and families throughout her life. Since her election to represent Georgia’s 39th Senate District, she has led the charge to improve her community and fight for... Read More

GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
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GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
2020-10-30 21:07:33
by TWN Staff

About McCormick: Dr. Rich McCormick is a decorated Marine helicopter pilot, and now an emergency room doctor on the frontlines against COVID-19. With over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, McCormick served in combat zones in Africa,... Read More

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
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GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
2020-10-30 21:03:47
by TWN Staff

About Bourdeaux : Carolyn Bourdeaux grew up in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of public school teachers. Her father, a professor, decided to quit his job and start a business selling paper animal hats! The business went under during the recession... Read More

GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
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GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
2020-10-30 20:51:24
by TWN Staff

About McBath: Lucy McBath left her 30-year long career working for Delta Airlines for her second career focused on reform to make our communities safer for every single American. After the shooting death of her son Jordan in 2012, McBath... Read More

GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
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GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
2020-10-30 20:50:18
by TWN Staff

About Handel: At 17, Handel fled an abusive home.  She found a way to finish high school and graduate with her class.  She worked her way up from clerk typist to executive roles with several global companies, including KPMG and... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
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GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
2020-10-28 15:47:09
by TWN Staff

About Warnock:  Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran, a small businessman, and a preacher. He spent the week hauling old cars to the local steel yard, and on... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
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GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
2020-10-28 15:41:50
by TWN Staff

About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate. A lifelong Republican and proud Georgian, Kelly has worked in the Senate to spur... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
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GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
2020-10-28 15:40:41
by TWN Staff

About Collins: Doug Collins was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Ga., in 1966.  In 1988, Collins attended the University of North Georgia and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Law. That same year,... Read More

GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)
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GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)
2020-10-28 15:31:28
by TWN Staff

About Ossoff: Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner. Ossoff and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta. Since 2013, Ossoff has served as the CEO of Insight TWI,... Read More

GA Senate: David Perdue (R)
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GA Senate: David Perdue (R)
2020-10-28 15:27:03
by TWN Staff

About Purdue: David Perdue is the senior United State Senator from Georgia with more than 40 years of business experience leading some of America’s most recognizable companies.  During his 40+ years as a successful businessman, Perdue has worked for Sara... Read More

Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020 Elections
Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020-10-24 15:35:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump was in his element. Standing before more than 1,000 supporters who had jammed a large hanger facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Ga., he promised a "red wave" would crush Democrats in November. He had... Read More

Long Lines, Computer Glitches Greet Many Early Voters in Georgia
State News
Long Lines, Computer Glitches Greet Many Early Voters in Georgia
2020-10-13 21:34:15
by Dan McCue

A record 128,590 voters cast ballots on the first day of early voting in Georgia Monday, but for many of them it was a day of long waits, sometimes for hours and frustration as computer woes repeatedly took down polling... Read More

Feds Cobbled Criminal Cases Together in Missing Children Operation, Creating False Perception
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Feds Cobbled Criminal Cases Together in Missing Children Operation, Creating False Perception

ATLANTA — Trevontae Shareef says he didn’t know that his girlfriend of seven months was a runaway from state foster care. At least, not until early August, he said, when about a dozen federal agents and police officers clad in... Read More

Courts Will Decide Georgia Voting Rights — and Maybe Election Results
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Courts Will Decide Georgia Voting Rights — and Maybe Election Results

ATLANTA — Fierce battles over which votes count are already being fought in courts this election season, with armies of voting rights advocates, political parties and attorneys gearing up to bring more challenges to Georgia election laws when ballots are... Read More

Georgia Voters to be Made ‘Inactive’ After Absentee Mail Undeliverable
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Georgia Voters to be Made ‘Inactive’ After Absentee Mail Undeliverable

ATLANTA — Tens of thousands of Georgia voter registrations are on track to be changed to inactive status because absentee ballot applications mailed to them in the spring were undeliverable. These voters will still be able to vote in November’s... Read More

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