Tag: Georgia

Republicans In Georgia Are Targeting And Removing Black Election Officials

June 20, 2021
Georgia Republicans are using new voter suppression laws to target and remove black local election officials. The New York Times reported: Across Georgia, members of at least 10 county election boards have been removed, had their position eliminated, or are likely to be kicked off through local ordinances or new laws passed by the state

Trump Continues Lying About Georgia Voting Procedures, Says Republicans Are Afraid of Being Called Racists

April 20, 2021
Former President Donald Trump claimed Republicans have not made controversial voting restrictions in the state of Georgia strong enough out of fear of being called racists. “My reaction is the Georgia bill is far too weak,” Trump told Fox News personality Sean Hannity. “It’s just where you have to have signature verification. They don’t have it.

Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

April 6, 2021
Can state boards, county boards or anyone else use their administrative powers to flip electoral outcomes? After the November election, a majority of Republican members of Congress and state attorneys general signed on to efforts that would have invalidated millions of votes and brought about a constitutional crisis. With that backdrop, it seems naïve to

Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

April 4, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Saturday issued a blistering critique of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull its All-Star Game out of the state over the new law there restricting voting, arguing that the move would deliver an economic hit to Georgians.Mr. Kemp, a Republican, framed the battle over voting rights in Georgia as

Coca-Cola Stays Silent as Georgia Republicans Bid to Restrict Rights – BillMoyers.com

March 19, 2021
Coca-Cola Stays Silent as Georgia Republicans Bid to Restrict Rights This article originally appeared on The Guardian. During the height of Black Lives Matter protests last year, James Quincey, the chief executive of Coca-Cola, spoke about the need for his company to do better when it came to combating systemic racism. “I, like you, am

Georgia Republicans Pass the Most Restrictive Voting Laws Since Jim Crow – BillMoyers.com

March 11, 2021
MARIETTA, GA – OCTOBER 18: Voters wait in line for up to two hours to early vote at the Cobb County West Park Government Center on October 18, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. Early voting started in Georgia on October 15th. Georgia’s Gubernatorial election is a close race between Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and Republican candidate

In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

March 7, 2021
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sundays are always special at the St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. church. But in October, the pews are often more packed, the sermon a bit more urgent and the congregation more animated, and eager for what will follow: piling into church vans and buses — though some prefer to walk — and heading

Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

February 23, 2021
Former Senator David Perdue of Georgia has decided he will not run against an incumbent Democrat, Senator Raphael Warnock, in 2022, just a week after Mr. Perdue announced he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.Mr. Perdue, a Republican and former businessman who lost in a January runoff election to the state’s other

Stacey Abrams Says There’s More Work To Be Done After She Helped Turn Georgia Blue | National

January 21, 2021
While Georgia’s Senatorial run-off races earlier this month were historic, it is unlikely that the state would have turned blue without the work of former Gubernatorial candidate-turned voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. Abrams’ Fair Fight organization and ground organizing effort helped register millions of people to vote in the southern state and elect Democrats Raphael

Georgia Awaits Election Result With Senate in Balance

January 6, 2021
ATLANTA — Democrats moved a major step closer to gaining control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning as Georgia voters elected the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the pastor at the storied Ebenezer Baptist Church, in a hard-fought runoff contest that became roiled by President Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the state.Mr. Warnock’s victory