Tag Archives: Georgia

Georgia Gov Didn’t Know Asymptomatic Are Infectious, Claims Information Just Surfaced In “Last 24 Hours”

Newsweek reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he wasn’t aware that asymptomatic people could transmit coronavirus as he announced he was preparing to issue a state-wide shelter-in-place order. Kemp had resisted imposing tougher measures to tackle the pandemic, but on Wednesday he joined other Republican governors including the leaders of Florida and Mississippi in announcing he would sign a stay-at-home …

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GOP Georgia Gov To Issue Statewide Lockdown Order

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday said he is preparing a statewide shelter-in-place order across Georgia to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a turnabout after weeks of balking at taking more drastic steps to combat the pandemic. The new rules, which he will issue Thursday, are set to run from Friday through April 13. …

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GEORGIA: All Voters To Get Mail-In Primary Ballot

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that all of Georgia’s 6.9 million active voters will be mailed absentee ballot request forms for the May 19 primary, a major push to encourage voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The absentee voting effort will allow Georgians to decide on their choices for president and other elected …

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Georgia Senate In Self-Quarantine After Positive Test

Axios reports: All Georgia state Senate members and employees have been “asked to self-quarantine” for 14 days after a senator tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the legislature confirmed in a statement late Wednesday. Sen. Brandon Beach said he was tested Saturday after seeking medical attention for a cough and mild fever, per AJC.com. He turned up to vote Monday …

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Georgia Becomes Second State To Postpone Primary

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia elections officials postponed the presidential primary scheduled for next week because of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the second state forced to push back a vote in the race for the White House due to the outbreak. The state rescheduled the presidential vote previously scheduled for March 24 until May 19, the same date as the …

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GEORGIA: Biden Holds Massive Lead In Latest Poll

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A Channel 2 Action News poll released Thursday showed the former vice president with 32% of support – more than doubling his nearest competitors, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who were both at 14%. The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications, pegs Pete Buttigieg at just 5% of Georgia’s vote and …

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Lawsuit Ends GA Discrimination Against Puerto Ricans

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Department of Driver Services has agreed to make it easier for Puerto Ricans and applicants from other U.S. territories to get driver’s licenses under the terms of a federal lawsuit settlement announced Monday. The department agreed to allow residents from the territories — who are U.S. citizens — to transfer their driver’s licenses to …

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Stacey Abram: I’ll Be President By The Year 2040

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial nominee whose name has been floated as a possible Democratic vice presidential nominee, predicted in an interview published Friday that she will become president within the next two decades. After Abrams said that she “absolutely” believed Americans would send a black woman to the Oval Office in the next 20 years, journalist …

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GEORGIA: Republican Civil War Over US Senate Contest

Politico reports: The conservative Club for Growth plans to air a massive ad campaign attacking Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), adding fuel to the intraparty battle that kicked off after the GOP congressman launched a Senate campaign this week. Collins announced Wednesday he is challenging Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who was sworn in this month to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson after …

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GOP Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Launches Senate Bid

He’s springboarding his impeachment showboating. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Congressman Doug Collins launched a bid Wednesday for U.S. Senate on Fox News, saying he’d center his campaign on support for President Donald Trump as he dismissed concerns about opening a bitter Republican rift in Georgia. “We’re in for the Georgia Senate race. I’ve still got a lot of work left …

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GEORGIA: Court Says State Can Purge 309K Voters

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: About 309,000 names were set to be erased from Georgia’s list of registered voters Monday night, a mass cancellation that a federal judge allowed to move forward. By Tuesday morning, the number of registered voters in Georgia was set to shrink from 7.4 million to 7.1 million. A voting rights group, Fair Fight Action, said in …

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GEORGIA: Racist Pol Resigns Rather Than Give Voters The “Pleasure” Of Recalling Him From Office [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Embattled Hoschton City Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned Tuesday, telling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month. “I’m not going to give them the pleasure of saying they recalled Mr. Cleveland,” he said in an exclusive interview. The news comes some seven months after …

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Cheerleader Punished For Kneeling Gets $145,000

The Marietta Daily News reports: A former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has been paid $145,000 in a subsequent out-of-court settlement, documents show. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean filed a lawsuit in 2018 after receiving backlash to her public protest with four other cheerleaders during the national anthem …

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21st House Republican To Hit The Exit In 2020

Politico reports: Rep. Tom Graves announced Thursday he will not seek reelection in 2020, joining the growing ranks of House Republicans heading for the exits in the current election cycle. Citing “a new season in life,” Graves said he will join his family members “in their new and unique journeys” as his wife nears retirement and his three children enter …

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Georgia GOP Excludes All But Trump From Ballot

The Independent reports: Georgia Republicans announced today that Donald Trump would be the only name to appear on the GOP primary ballot in the state. The decision comes even as former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and former governor Bill Weld (R-MA) submitted their names to the Georgia Republican Party to appear on the ballot. Trump was the only candidate with …

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Former President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized Again

ABC News reports: Former President Jimmy Carter s back in the hospital, one of many recent stays for the 95-year-old Democrat. Carter is in the hospital with a urinary tract infection, according to The Carter Center. “Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., this past weekend for treatment for a urinary tract …

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Georgia Gov To Defy Trump With Senate Appointment

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp plans to tap financial executive Kelly Loeffler for a U.S. Senate seat next week as he pushes to expand the Georgia GOP’s appeal to women who have fled the party in recent years. The appointment would defy President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders who have repeatedly urged the governor to appoint U.S. …

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Matt Gaetz Threatens Georgia Governor: Appoint The Senator Trump Wants Or We Will Primary You In 2022

Talking Points Memo: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal acolytes, threatened Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) with a primary challenger in 2022 should he not select Trump’s preferred candidate for a soon-to-be-open Senate seat. It is not clear from where Gaetz, a congressman from Florida, gets the authority to threaten the Georgia governor with a …

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Jimmy Carter To Undergo Brain Pressure Procedure

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, stemming from his recent falls, the Carter Center said. The Carter Center released a statement that said his procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with …

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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized With Fractured Pelvis

NBC News reports: Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from a fractured pelvis after falling at his Georgia home, The Carter Center announced Tuesday. “Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga,” The Carter Center tweeted. “He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor …

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