Georgia

Georgia DAs Divided Over Prosecution of ‘Heartbeat’ Law
Georgia
Georgia DAs Divided Over Prosecution of ‘Heartbeat’ Law

ATLANTA — The anti-abortion “heartbeat” measure that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed has split prosecutors who are trying to decide whether they’d enforce stiff new restrictions that impose new penalties on those who violate the law. Some district attorneys... Read More

Kemp Signs Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation, Sets Up Legal Fight
Georgia
Kemp Signs Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Legislation, Sets Up Legal Fight

ATLANTA — When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bills into law on Tuesday, he made good on a campaign promise but also set the stage for a legal battle that the legislation’s critics hope... Read More

Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines
State Elections
Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines
2019-04-08 20:36:39
by Dan McCue

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace the state's electronic voting machines with a new system that produces a back-up paper ballot. The legislation, House Bill 316,... Read More

In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point
Georgia
In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point

ATLANTA — In unison, 20 House Democrats stood and turned their backs on a Republican colleague as he made an emotional and ultimately successful plea to pass one of the strictest abortion bills in the country. Just minutes before, in... Read More

Georgia Certifies Election Results After Nearly Two Weeks of Drama
Georgia
Georgia Certifies Election Results After Nearly Two Weeks of Drama

Georgia’s top election official certified the state’s vote count Saturday, confirming Republican Brian Kemp’s victory in the race for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Kemp led Abrams by 54,723 votes, a 1.4 percentage... Read More

Officials Race to Finish Counting Votes in Georgia
Georgia
Officials Race to Finish Counting Votes in Georgia

Georgia elections officials scrambled Thursday to count a cache of hundreds of ballots that were previously rejected as they raced to comply with the latest federal ruling in the too-close-to-call contest for governor. Read More

Georgia Secretary of State Tells Election Officials to Count Absentee Ballots
Georgia
Georgia Secretary of State Tells Election Officials to Count Absentee Ballots

Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden instructed county election officials Monday to count absentee ballots even if they lack a voter’s date of birth, as long as the voter’s identity can be verified. Crittenden issued the guidance for ... Read More

Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field
2018 Midterms
Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field

In three states, the referee for the midterm elections is also on the field as a player. Elected secretaries of state in Georgia and Kansas— who in their official capacities oversee the elections in their states — are running for... Read More

GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
Georgia
GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
2018-09-08 17:42:24
by GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)

Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman and activist for social justice. After a 30-year career with Delta Air Lines, her second career has focused on reform that will make our communities safer and better for every American of ... Read More

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