Social Distancing Leads to Lines as Georgia Early Voting Begins
2020 Elections
Social Distancing Leads to Lines as Georgia Early Voting Begins

ATLANTA — Some voters encountered lines when early voting began Monday for Georgia’s primary as election workers kept people 6 feet apart, allowed only a few inside at a time and cleaned touchscreens after each voter. Turnout appeared to be... Read More

Loeffler’s Campaign Hoped For Reset. But Senator’s Stocks Came Under New Scrutiny
2020 Elections
Loeffler’s Campaign Hoped For Reset. But Senator’s Stocks Came Under New Scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s campaign was seeking a reset after a rocky first few months in the Republican’s tenure as a Georgia senator. Instead, an FBI investigation of a fellow senator suddenly placed Loeffler’s own stock sales front and... Read More

Judge Rules Against Delaying Georgia’s June 9 Primary Again
In The News
Judge Rules Against Delaying Georgia’s June 9 Primary Again

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to postpone Georgia’s July 9 primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten leaves the primary date unchanged, with in-person early... Read More

Georgia Gov. Kemp Excludes Abortion Providers From Legal Liability Protections
State News
Georgia Gov. Kemp Excludes Abortion Providers From Legal Liability Protections

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp used his emergency powers to extend an executive order that limits legal liability for Georgia’s hospitals and medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic, while also including a provision that specifically excludes abortion providers from the... Read More

Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
2020-04-27 19:56:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an annotated version of Georgia's state law code is not subject to copyright protection because it is a "government edict" and must be free for all to use. In a 5-4... Read More

Trump, Governor Differ Over Georgia Plan to Reopen Economy
Economy
Trump, Governor Differ Over Georgia Plan to Reopen Economy

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he “totally” disagreed with Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to roll back coronavirus restrictions and allow shuttered businesses such as nail salons and barber shops to reopen this week. Refusing to reverse course, Kemp said he... Read More

Mayors Resist Southern Governors’ Push to Reopen Despite Coronavirus Outbreak
Economy
Mayors Resist Southern Governors’ Push to Reopen Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

As several Southern governors began to reopen their states shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak, some mayors pushed back Tuesday, saying they have yet to see the decline in COVID-19 cases needed to ease stay-at-home orders. “I am beyond disturbed,” Van... Read More

Georgia Primary Delayed Again to June 9 During Coronavirus Emergency
2020 Elections
Georgia Primary Delayed Again to June 9 During Coronavirus Emergency

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thursday postponed the state’s primary election for three weeks, until June 9, as the coronavirus spreads, poll workers quit and voters worry about getting sick at precincts. The election must be... Read More

Next Coronavirus ‘Hot Spots’ Seen as Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois
State News
Next Coronavirus ‘Hot Spots’ Seen as Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois

WASHINGTON — The rate of positive coronavirus tests suggests that the next “hot spots” could include Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia and Illinois, White House virus task force coordinator Deborah Birx said Thursday. “We do have two states that have 35%... Read More

Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

With 2 Senate Seats in Play, All Bets Are on in Georgia for Political Groups
2020 Elections
With 2 Senate Seats in Play, All Bets Are on in Georgia for Political Groups

WASHINGTON — For only the third time in history, both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are up for election in the same year, drawing unusually strong attention from national Democratic groups who see an opportunity this November in a state... Read More

Georgia to Modify Absentee Ballot Procedures to Settle Lawsuit
Voting
Georgia to Modify Absentee Ballot Procedures to Settle Lawsuit
2020-03-09 12:03:54
by Dan McCue

To settle a federal lawsuit, Georgia election officials have agreed to quickly notify voters that their absentee ballots have been rejected, allowing them time to correct mistakes and other issues, and have their ballots counted. The settlement was announced on... Read More

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