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2021-09-05 17:35:19
by Dan McCue
Former Sen. Loeffler Launches Effort to Stir Conservative Voters

 ATLANTA, Georgia -- Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s new Greater Georgia organization is seeking to register 100,000 conservative voters in... Read More

 ATLANTA, Georgia -- Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s new Greater Georgia organization is seeking to register 100,000 conservative voters in the northern exurbs of Atlanta ahead of the 2022 election. The group describes its “Red Belt Blitz” as a six-figure... Read More

2021-06-27 12:15:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Gov. Rips DOJ Lawsuit as ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the... Read More

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the state over a newly implemented voting law that critics believe restricts Black voter access to the polls. At a hastily... Read More

2021-06-25 16:48:09
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues Georgia Over Voting Law

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia on Friday over a controversial new law that imposes multiple... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia on Friday over a controversial new law that imposes multiple restrictions on voting. During a late morning press conference on Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the complaint alleges “recent... Read More

After 9 Years and $10M, Georgia Spaceport Nears FAA Approval

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's coastal southeast corner came a big step closer Thursday to winning federal approval of a project engineered to literally inject... Read More

Biden Sells Economic Plan in GA, Calls for Rich to Pay More

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to... Read More

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation's aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make... Read More

Georgia's Abrams Navigates Voting Law Fight With Eye on 2022

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an "atrocity." A leading Black bishop called for a... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an "atrocity." A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state's well-known voting rights advocate, is asked... Read More

Companies Unite to Join Voting Rights Battle

WASHINGTON - Nearly 200 companies have come out against Republican voting legislation critics say is simply a blatant attempt to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Nearly 200 companies have come out against Republican voting legislation critics say is simply a blatant attempt to disenfranchise millions of Black and minority voters. The chief executives of Dow, Levi’s Survey Monkey, PayPal and Uber were among... Read More

2021-04-02 20:31:46
by TWN Staff
Major League Baseball Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent... Read More

Major League Baseball said Friday it would move its annual All-Star Game out of Georgia, citing the state government’s recent decision to put in place more restrictive measures on who is able to vote in coming elections. “Major League Baseball... Read More

2021-04-02 13:51:13
by Tom Ramstack
Outrage Over State Election Laws Grows as Congress Takes Action

WASHINGTON -- The backlash continued Thursday against Georgia’s new elections law while Congress moved ahead with a bill that could... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The backlash continued Thursday against Georgia’s new elections law while Congress moved ahead with a bill that could eliminate much of states’ rights to determine the conditions for which residents vote, when they vote and where.  Civil rights... Read More

Georgia's New GOP Election Law Draws Criticism, Lawsuits

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state's... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state's largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in... Read More

2021-03-26 14:12:56
by Dan McCue
Lawmaker Arrested After Georgia GOP Passes Controversial Elections Bill

A Georgia lawmaker was arrested and forcibly removed from the state Capitol Thursday night as Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed... Read More

A Georgia lawmaker was arrested and forcibly removed from the state Capitol Thursday night as Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping overhaul of state election laws, including adding new restrictions on voting by mail. Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon,... Read More

Georgia House Passes GOP Bill Rolling Back Voting Access

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest.  The bill comes after... Read More

Georgia Election Officials Investigate Trump Call

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state's office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state's office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state's top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to "find" enough votes to overturn his... Read More

Black Leaders Cheer Georgia Success, Push for More Progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate... Read More

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.... Read More

Dems' Georgia Alliance is Diverse and Broad. Is it Durable?

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night to gin up turnout in conservative... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night to gin up turnout in conservative strongholds and stave off the Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP’s Senate majority in two runoff elections. It didn't work.... Read More

Competing Coalitions Define GA Senate Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s Senate runoff elections were a clash of two closely matched coalitions, with Democrat Raphael Warnock edging... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s Senate runoff elections were a clash of two closely matched coalitions, with Democrat Raphael Warnock edging out his rival in the one-time Republican stronghold. Warnock and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff — whose race was still too... Read More

Warnock Makes History With Senate Win as Dems Near Majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia's two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia's two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state's history and putting the Senate majority within the party's reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years... Read More

2021-01-05 18:51:41
by Reece Nations
One Last Election Day: Georgia Deciding Control of US Senate

Georgia voters will decide the balance of power in Congress Tuesday in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that... Read More

Georgia voters will decide the balance of power in Congress Tuesday in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden's ability to enact his governing agenda. Incumbent Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler... Read More

Trump, on Tape, Presses Ga. Official to 'Find' Him Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of a “criminal offense"... Read More

EXPLAINER: Stakes High for U.S. Senate Runoffs in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two months after the November elections, Georgia voters have unfinished business. The outcome will determine partisan... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two months after the November elections, Georgia voters have unfinished business. The outcome will determine partisan control of the U.S. Senate and how lawmakers deal with a new White House. Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly... Read More

Warnock and Loeffler Work to Consolidate Voters for Runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — When Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock advanced to the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoff,... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — When Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock advanced to the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoff, they faced the immediate challenge of winning over the 2 million voters who chose one of the 18 other candidates... Read More

In Georgia, Warnock Brings Faith and Activism to the Arena

ATLANTA (AP) — In 2008, when Barack Obama was under fire for a sermon his former pastor delivered years earlier,... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — In 2008, when Barack Obama was under fire for a sermon his former pastor delivered years earlier, the aspiring president distanced himself from the preacher’s fiery words that channeled Black Americans’ anger over racism. The Rev. Raphael... Read More

Georgia Turnout Efforts Ramp Up With November Lessons in Mind

WASHINGTON -- Both parties are ramping up their turnout efforts for the pair of Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Both parties are ramping up their turnout efforts for the pair of Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5 as early voting starts Monday. And they’re also keeping some lessons from November in mind. For Democrats, that means expanding... Read More

In Georgia, 'Concerted' GOP Pushback Blocks Trump Attempts to Overturn Election

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn Georgia's election results have met a wall of opposition from an unlikely source: Republican state officials and GOP-appointed... Read More

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn Georgia's election results have met a wall of opposition from an unlikely source: Republican state officials and GOP-appointed judges who have loudly rejected his calls to undo Joe Biden's narrow victory in the state. As two more of the president's... Read More

Georgia Governor Mocks Former Trump Lawyer's Election Fraud Lawsuit

Georgia's embattled Republican governor and elections chief asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by an ex-Trump campaign lawyer... Read More

Georgia's embattled Republican governor and elections chief asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by an ex-Trump campaign lawyer whose "outlandish" claims of fraud tied to Dominion Voting Systems Inc. machines are, they say, comparable to a work of fiction. The... Read More

Georgia Senate Runoff: Loeffler, Warnock Face Off in Heated Debate

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and the Rev. Raphael Warnock faced off in their first, and possibly only, one-on-one debate Sunday night at the Atlanta Press Club,... Read More

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and the Rev. Raphael Warnock faced off in their first, and possibly only, one-on-one debate Sunday night at the Atlanta Press Club, trading barbed attacks in their fight for the right to represent Georgia in the Senate for the next two years. Over the course of... Read More

Misinformation On Voter Fraud Dims GOP Senate Prospects, Official Warns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's false claim that he beat Joe Biden in last month's election — and won the state of Georgia — drew sharp rebukes... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's false claim that he beat Joe Biden in last month's election — and won the state of Georgia — drew sharp rebukes Sunday from top Georgia officials, less than a month before a contest that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Further roiling Trump's... Read More

Georgia Election Chief to Trump: Drop the Fraud Allegations

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to drop unproven allegations of voting fraud in the state. At a... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to drop unproven allegations of voting fraud in the state. At a news conference at the Georgia Capitol, Raffensperger decried Trump's continued insistence that voter fraud cost him the election in Georgia and elsewhere.... Read More

Q&A: Some Burning Questions for Georgia's Senate Runoffs

ATLANTA — There are a few certainties about the all-important runoffs in Georgia: The Jan. 5 contests will decide control of the U.S. Senate, set... Read More

ATLANTA — There are a few certainties about the all-important runoffs in Georgia: The Jan. 5 contests will decide control of the U.S. Senate, set soaring spending records, attract the shiniest stars from both parties and put Georgia at the center of the political universe. But much... Read More

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... Read More

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

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