Tag Archives: Georgia

Stacey Abrams: 2020 WH Bid “Definitely On The Table”

CNN reports: Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year. Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she …

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Georgia GOP Attempts Another “Religious Liberty” Bill

Georgia Republicans are taking another shot at an anti-LGBT “religious liberty” bill similar to the one vetoed in 2016 by then-Gov. Nathan Deal after major corporations threatened to boycott the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: “Georgians need to be fully protected under the First Amendment,” said state Sen. Marty Harbin [left in photo above], a Republican from Tyrone who introduced …

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GOP Rep. Bob Woodall Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Our first likely pickup for 2020! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, who narrowly won the closest congressional race in the nation last fall, will not seek reelection next year, all but ensuring his rapidly-diversifying suburban House district will become one of the country’s fiercest political battlegrounds in 2020. A relentlessly sunny policy wonk who has represented Georgia’s …

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Lifetime Series Prompts Criminal Probe Into R. Kelly

TMZ reports: R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia and it’s all because of Lifetime’s docuseries, TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the case tell us the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer in “Surviving R. Kelly.” We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Reports To Jail On Insurance Fraud Charges

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State senator and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams turned himself into Hall County jail Wednesday, days after news broke that he had been indicted on charges that included insurance fraud. Williams’ attorney, A.J. Richman, said he negotiated bond with the district attorney and that his client will be “out soon.” The charges against the Forsyth …

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GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Charged With Insurance Fraud, Lying To Police

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary. The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, making …

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles US Southeast

USA Today reports: Residents in Tennessee and Georgia got a big surprise Wednesday morning: the rumblings of an earthquake. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 4:14 a.m. ET, with its epicenter near Decatur, Tenn., which is roughly more than 150 miles from Nashville. An aftershock was felt about 13 minutes later with a …

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GEORGIA: Kemp Hires Disgraced Trumper Tom Price

Crooks And Liars reports: Grifters gotta grift. Tom Price donated the maximum from his leftover campaign funds to the Kemp for Governor campaign, and now he gets a spot on the transition team to “help” with healthcare policy. This is the guy who was fired by Trump because word of his love for private jet travel leaked out. Kemp announced …

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Dem Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat In Georgia Gov Race With Blistering Speech Denouncing Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy” for her bid for governor against Kemp, Abrams announced a new voting rights group that will …

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Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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GEORGIA: Democrat Lucy McBath Flips US House Seat

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning. In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good …

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Kemp Declares Victory, Abrams Not Yet Conceding

Time Magazine reports: Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the numbers show Abrams can’t win …

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Oprah On Nazi Robocalls: Jesus Don’t Like Ugly [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Oprah Winfrey addressed the racist robocall that was circulating about her in Georgia ahead of the governor’s race, for which she has been campaigning for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams. “I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name, against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 percent for in Georgia,” Winfrey said in an Instagram post. …

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Trump In Georgia: Stacey Abrams Will Grab All Your Guns, Impose Socialism, Turn State Into Venezuela

The Washington Post reports: President Trump suggested Sunday that if Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes governor, she would turn Georgia “into a giant sanctuary city for criminal aliens” and he accused Democrats nationally of inviting illegal immigrants “to destroy our country, basically.” Democrats want to “impose socialism and totally erase America’s borders,” Trump said as he campaigned for Georgia Secretary of …

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Kemp Accuses Democrats Of Hacking Attempt After They Raise Alarm About Voting System Vulnerabilities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Secretary of State Office, run by Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp, has launched an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after an alleged attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system. “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is …

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Nazis Target Oprah And Stacey Abrams In Robocalls

The Daily Beast reports: Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey — who supports Abrams and knocked on voters’ doors for her this week — were targeted in a racist robocall evidently funded by a neo-Nazi group on Friday. The voice on the robocall introduces herself as the “magical negro” Oprah, and calls Abrams a “poor man’s Aunt …

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Court Rules Against Brian Kemp On Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered that new U.S. citizens must be allowed to vote if they show proof of citizenship at the polls. U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who had argued that state law already provides a process for new citizens to vote. But Ross’ order said that …

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Oprah Rocks The House For Stacey Abrams [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey, in the first of several campaign stops to boost Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Thursday, told the cheering crowd that they are poised “on the precipice of a historic election.” “I want to tell you…no one paid for me to come here. No one asked me to come here,” Winfrey …

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GEORGIA: Kemp Cancels Final Debate, Lies About It

The New York Times reports: Plans for the final debate of Georgia’s raucous race for governor collapsed on Wednesday after the Republican nominee, Brian Kemp, abandoned the forum’s long-scheduled timing so he could campaign alongside President Trump this weekend. Mr. Kemp had been expected to meet Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, in a Sunday evening debate that was announced in …

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