Tag: Abrams, Stacey Y

Here’s Why Florida and Georgia’s Election Day Has Turned into Election Week and a Half

For Florida and Georgia, two outsize states in the Deep South, Election Day hasn’t actually ended. What voters did not know when they cast their ballots on Nov. 6 was that nearly 10 days later, they would not know the outcome of Florida’s high-profile Senate race or Georgia’s contentious contest […]

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What Happens When Politicians Who Oversee Elections Are Also the Candidates?

MIAMI — It was only a week ago that Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida and candidate for the United States Senate, claimed on television that “rampant fraud” was perhaps imperiling his election to Congress, and that he was asking the state Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Earlier […]

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Federal Judge Delays Certification of Georgia Election Results

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday ordered a delay in the certification of Georgia’s election results, citing concerns about the state’s voter registration system and the handling of provisional ballots. The decision effectively deepened the turmoil in Georgia’s campaign for governor, a still unsettled contest that has been among […]

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Democrats Can’t Play It Safe. They Need Inspiring Candidates.

Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams, progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color […]

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Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

ATLANTA — Two days after Election Day, the 31 million residents of Georgia and Florida still could not say for sure who had won three of their marquee political contests. Razor-thin and shrinking leads in the vote tallies on Thursday unleashed hordes of lawyers, talk of recounts and runoffs, and […]

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, With Governor’s Race Still Disputed

ATLANTA — Brian Kemp, the Republican who has claimed victory in Georgia’s governor’s race, said on Thursday that he was resigning as secretary of state, removing himself from the process of determining whether he had in fact been elected. With some ballots still to be counted, his Democratic opponent, Stacey […]

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Georgia Governor’s Race Still Unsettled After Claim of Victory by Brian Kemp

ATLANTA — Republicans claimed victory for Brian Kemp in Georgia’s acrimonious race for governor Wednesday evening, but the race remained too close to call, and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic contender, did not concede defeat. Mr. Kemp’s campaign asserted that it was no longer mathematically possible, as Democrats believed, for the […]

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Andrew Gillum Gives the Progressive Dream a Chance

This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. Florida is a state so closely divided between Democratic and Republican voters that differences in turnout levels often determine election winners. In 2016, 81.2 percent of the state’s registered Republicans […]

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Democratic Embrace of Diverse Candidates Collides With Barbed Politics of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Democratic nominees for governor include three African-Americans, two of them in the old Confederacy, a prospect that not long ago would have been unthinkable. Record numbers of women are competing in congressional races. Elsewhere, Muslims, gays, lesbians and transgender people will be on the ballot for high-profile offices. […]

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Obama Endorses Dozens of Democrats, Rewarding Diversity and Loyalty

Former President Barack Obama took a public step back into the electoral arena on Wednesday, issuing a slate of 81 endorsements for Democrats running in the 2018 elections and giving his stamp of approval to more than a dozen veterans of his administration and election campaigns who are seeking office in their own right. Among […]

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In Georgia Governor’s Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State

In an interview a day earlier, David Ralston, a Republican who is the Georgia House speaker, said, “Georgians are going to have the clearest choice that they’ve probably ever had in a general election for the office of governor.” To those in between, the chasm between Mr. Kemp, who has adopted President Trump’s language on […]

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Democrats’ Vulnerabilities? Elitism and Negativity

Advertisement Plenty could go wrong en route to the most important midterm in a generation. By Frank Bruni, Jane Harman and Tim Ryan Mr. Bruni is a Times Op-Ed columnist. Ms. Harman is a former congresswoman from California. Mr. Ryan is a congressman from Ohio. July 26, 2018 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photographed in her district in […]

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Brian Kemp’s Victory Speech in Georgia, Annotated

Kemp invokes Clinton, Soros and Pelosi … And tonight, we celebrate, folks. There’s no doubt about it, and it’s been well-earned for many of you, and I’m grateful. But this campaign is far from over. It’s not the end. It’s only the beginning. Hillary Clinton, George Soros and Nancy Pelosi all have Georgia on their […]

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Brian Kemp Wins Georgia G.O.P. Runoff for Governor to Face Stacey Abrams

ATHENS, Ga. — Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, captured the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, dispatching the preferred candidate of the state party establishment after a series of provocative ads that evoked President Trump’s incendiary politics and a well-timed endorsement from the president himself. Mr. Kemp now faces Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee, in […]

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Georgia Primary Runoff: Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp Fight to a Bitter Finish

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for governor in a primary runoff on Tuesday, choosing between two longtime public officials who have been jockeying to prove their conservative bona fides and their fidelity to President Trump. Polls will close at 7 p.m. Eastern, and we will have live results shortly after. Here’s our […]

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Trump Endorsement in Georgia Race Surprised, and Frustrated, Some Republicans

SANTA FE, N.M. — President Trump’s unexpected endorsement of Brian Kemp this week in the Georgia governor’s race blindsided and alarmed Republican governors, who fear that Mr. Trump’s penchant for capriciously intervening in party primaries is imperiling their prospects in a series of statehouse races. Mr. Trump’s personal unpopularity with the general electorate has already […]

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Trump Endorses Brian Kemp Over Casey Cagle in Georgia Governor’s Race

The president has been on something of a winning streak in Republican primaries, asserting himself forcefully as the leader of his party even as he has battled a string of damaging controversies, including his repeated remarks this week questioning the American intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian interference in the 2016 election. [Here’s how pro-Trump and […]

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Candidate for Georgia Governor Bought Condo From Lobbyist

Mr. Cagle said that improvements made to each of his real estate investments accounted for the increased valuations on his disclosure reports. But he could not explain why, in the case of the Landmark condo, his valuations remained high even after its appraised value plummeted. The lieutenant governor said he bought the apartment to house […]

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