Tag Archives: Brian Kemp

Trump Lawyers Call For “Locking Up” GOP Georgia Gov, Say Joe Biden “Will Never Set Foot In The Oval Office”

Mediaite reports: Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, two prominent Trump-allied lawyers, went on the attack against Georgia’s Republican governor as part of a “Stop the Steal” rally, with Wood even saying Brian Kemp should be locked up. Just this week Powell, Wood, and Michael Flynn shared an ad that called on President Donald Trump to “declare a limited form of …

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GA Governor: I Won’t Break The Law To Help Trump

Raw Story reports: In particular, Kemp’s office took issue with Trump’s demand that he overrule Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to conduct a signature-match audit of ballots, despite the fact that voters’ signatures were only used on the envelopes used to send in ballots, not the ballots themselves. “Georgia law prohibits the governor from interfering in elections,” said Kemp …

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Trump Continues Attack On “Hapless” GOP Georgia Gov

Fox News reports: On Monday, Georgia’s Camden County will begin its recount of the presidential race, where Joe Biden narrowly defeated President Donald Trump. Other Georgia counties have already started and that loss is bringing a chaotic political reality for the GOP in the state. As Trump continues to mount legal battles to his loss in Georgia and other swing …

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White Nationalists Protest “Traitor” Georgia Governor

Mediaite reports: Alt-right Youtuber Vincent James declared, in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, that GOP Governor Brian Kemp is a “traitor” over failing to speak up about alleged widespread voter fraud in his state. James, alongside fellow white nationalist “groypers” lead by “Unite The Right” neo-Nazi rally attendee Nick Fuentes  [second video below], have been in Georgia since …

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GOP Georgia Gov Calls For Another Hand Recount

Fox News reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp certified the state’s presidential election results Friday in favor of President-elect Joe Biden — but called for another audit of the votes. Kemp told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution it was “completely unacceptable” that stashes of thousands of uncounted ballots were found in several counties during the manual hand recount after the initial results. After …

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Hannity: Georgia’s GOP Governor Is “Cowering In Fear”

“Tonight, serious issues surrounding Georgia’s consent decree — remember, sets two unequal verification standards on the voters in that state. Put simply, a Georgian, to vote in person, they’ve got to provide ID. “However, if you live in Georgia, you vote by mail, you provide a signature, that signature does not need to match the voter rolls. “In fact, Georgia …

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Quarantining GA Governor Allowed To Vote In Person

The Washington Post reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who is in quarantine after he was exposed to the coronavirus, can still cast his ballot in person Tuesday, health officials said. The state health department issued the new guidance — which applies to everyone who is sick, in isolation or in quarantine — on Sunday after questions surfaced about the …

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GA Ballots Mailed By Election Day Must Be Counted

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A federal judge on Monday extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned in Georgia, ruling that they must be counted if postmarked by Election Day and delivered up to three days afterward. The decision will likely result in tens of thousands of ballots being counted after Nov. 3 that would have otherwise been rejected, …

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Georgia Gov Drops Mask Lawsuit Against Atlanta, Will Issue Exec Order Banning Cities From Mask Mandates

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday withdrew his lawsuit challenging the city of Atlanta’s mask mandate and coronavirus restrictions, ending a legal feud between the Republican governor and the Democratic leader of the state’s capital city over how to contain the pandemic. Kemp said he will instead sign an executive order Saturday that is expected to specify …

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GA Gov Rules Out Mask Mandate For Public Schools

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday ruled out ordering public school systems to impose mask mandates for returning students and teachers, echoing his preference that local education officials decide whether to require face coverings to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Kemp, speaking at the opening of a testing site at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, said he was confident …

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COVID Craters Ratings Of GOP Govs In Hard Hit States

Axios reports: The governors in four of the states hit hardest by the coronavirus have taken a massive hit in public approval over their handling of the pandemic, according to SurveyMonkey poll data shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp — all Republicans …

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Georgia Gov Sues Atlanta Mayor Over Mask Mandate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration went to court Thursday seeking to block Atlanta from enacting coronavirus restrictions and requiring residents to wear masks, setting up a legal showdown between the state and local governments over efforts to contain the disease. The state filed a lawsuit challenging Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ July 10 decision to revert to …

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Georgia Gov Bans Cities From Requiring Face Masks

The Washington Post reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed an executive order Wednesday night explicitly banning cities from enacting their own mask mandates, even as the state experiences a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and other Republican governors are turning to mask orders to try to quell the surge. Kemp’s order voids existing mask mandates in more than a …

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Georgia Gov Blasts Atlanta Mayor Over New Lockdown

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has reinstated Phase 1 reopening guidelines after a steady surge in coronavirus cases. In following Phase 1 guidelines, residents should wear face masks, restaurants should close dining rooms, non-essential city facilities should close and individuals are encouraged to leave home only for essential trips. The Phase 1 guidelines conflict with guidance …

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GA Sees Record Cases, Gov Okays Temporary Hospital

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Georgia had the largest single day increase of coronavirus cases so far on Friday. The number of coronavirus cases across the state reached 111,211. That’s an increase of 4,484 new cases since Thursday. That’s nearly 1,000 more cases than the previous record set last Thursday, where Georgia’s cases increased by nearly 3,500 cases. The percentage …

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GEORGIA: Multiple Problems Delay Election Results

The Associated Press reports: Voters endured heat, pouring rain and waits as long as five hours on Tuesday to cast ballots in Georgia, demonstrating a fierce desire to participate in the democratic process while raising questions about the emerging battleground state’s ability to manage elections in November when the White House is at stake. A confluence of events disrupted primary …

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Georgia Gov To Expand Reopening: People Know What To Do, We Can’t Fight COVID From Our Living Rooms

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he’ll continue to roll back coronavirus restrictions as long as residents abide by safety guidelines, adding that his decision to allow more businesses to reopen is “reinvigorating” the state’s stalled economy. During a visit to a Macon hospital, Kemp said Georgia’s data “continue to look really good,” and he downplayed …

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Georgia Gov To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: With doubts surrounding if the Republican National Convention can happen in North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp has offered Georgia as an alternative site. Right now, the RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte Aug. 24-27. But President Donald Trump tweeted the party “will be reluctantly forced” to find another site if Gov. Roy Cooper …

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GA Gov Extends Nightlife Shutdown Thru End Of May

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp extended some coronavirus restrictions Tuesday as he eased other limits imposed during the pandemic, setting the stage for summer camps to reopen and some state employees to return to offices within a week. The governor ordered bars, nightclubs and live performance venues to remain shuttered through the end of May, which he said …

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Georgia Sees 1000 New COVID Cases Amid Reopening

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State health officials have confirmed an additional 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing Georgia’s total infections above 27,000. As of noon Thursday, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting just over 26,000 confirmed cases. That number now stands at 27,134, according to data released at 12:25 p.m. Friday. At …

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