Tag: Georgia

Georgia Senator, asked about voter suppression, mugs constituent for his phone

US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia’s Secretary of State, in charge of overseeing the election in which he is […]

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Against all evidence, city of Savannah claims googly eyes glued to Revolutionary War statue are “not funny”

An extremely funny prankster glued googly eyes to the statue of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene; the City of Savannah took to its Facebook page to insist that this was “not funny” but rather “vandalism” and saying that the police had been involved. Savannah Police are not impressed by the city’s wrath. Noting […]

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Democratic Candidate Stacey Abrams: ‘Undocumented’ Immigrants Are Part of the ‘Blue Wave’

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Tuesday that the “blue wave” is comprised of “undocumented” immigrants, among many others. Abrams made these comments in front of supporters at the Clayton County campaign office during an event with Senator Elizabeth Warren, as first reported by The Washington Free Beacon. “The thing of it is, the blue […]

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Voting rights groups sue Georgia & Brian Kemp to reinstate 53,000 blocked registrations, 70% are Black

Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act and The National Voter Registration Act. The Lawyer’s Committee For Human Rights tweeted this afternoon, “We have just filed a lawsuit […]

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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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Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct with 276 Voters

Six hundred and seventy ballots were cast in a Georgia precinct with 276 registered voters in the state’s primary election, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. A northeastern Georgia precinct located in Habersham County had 276 registered voters before the state’s primary elections at the end of May, but 670 votes were recorded—indicating […]

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Artist Spotlight: Evan Jones

A selection of recent paintings by North Carolina-born, Georgia-based artist Evan Jones. See more images below or check out his upcoming show, “Family Pictures,” at Matre Gallery in Atlanta opening August 3. Each week we highlight the best work sent to us by our members as Editors’ Picks. You can learn more about becoming a member.

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New open source effort: Legal code to make reporting security bugs safer

Enlarge / The Disclose.io project: open source contracts to keep white-hat hackers and developers out of legal trouble. reader comments 0 Share this story Not a week goes by without another major business or Internet service announcing a data breach. And while many companies have begun to adopt bug bounty programs to encourage the reporting […]

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Trump Is Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on Judiciary

The dispute centers on a custom known as the blue-slip process, for the blue form that home-state senators use to communicate whether they approve of a judge’s nomination. The weight carried by blue slips has varied over the years, but Mr. Grassley has a looser policy than the last Democrat to lead the Judiciary Committee, […]

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Congressman John Lewis Hospitalized, Expected To Be Released Today

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 23: John Lewis attends the U.S. Postal Service Unveiling of the 1963 March On Washington Stamp on August 23, 2013 in Washington, United States. Photo: Getty Civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis was hospitalized Saturday after falling ill on a flight to Atlanta, CNN reports. Lewis’ spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, […]

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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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Lucy McBath, One of the ‘Mothers of the Movement,’ Advances in Congressional Run in Georgia

Lucy McBath on October 29, 2015, in New York City. Photo: John Lamparski (Getty Images) Lucy McBath, mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was gunned down by a violent white supremacist for playing music too loud in 2012, has advanced to become the Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets: […]

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Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign

Jason Spencer, the Georgia Republican lawmaker who was fooled into repeatedly yelling a racial epithet on the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s television series, intends to resign effective July 31. The decision was announced early Wednesday in an email from the office of David Ralston, the Georgia House speaker. It was the first real-world consequence of […]

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Georgia Lawmaker Who Got Punked By Sacha Baron Cohen To Resign

Oh dear. That means he leaves just short of getting health insurance for life: The Georgia lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs during an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series is resigning his seat in the state Legislature, according to House Speaker David Ralston’s office. State Rep. Jason Spencer faced increasing pressure […]

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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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Blowout MAGA Victory: Trump-Backed Brian Kemp Crushes Establishment-Backed Casey Cagle in Georgia GOP Runoff

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, endorsed by President Donald Trump, has won against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor. Kemp captured a whopping 69 percent, while Cage notched just 32 percent with 36 percent of the vote reported. The Georgia Secretary of States will now face off against Democrat nominee Stacey Abrams, […]

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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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As Republicans target each other in Georgia gubernatorial race, Stacey Abrams inches closer to a win

Recent polling shows Stacey Abrams within a two-point lead of victory, no matter who her Republican opponent is. This week Republican voters in Georgia head to the polls to determine which gubernatorial candidate will face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election in November. According to an 11 Alive poll, it looks like Brian Kemp, Georgia’s current secretary of […]

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GOP Lawmaker Who Showed His Ass (Literally), and Screams the N-Word Claims He’s Not a Racist

Rep. Jason Spencer, R – Woodbine, yawns as proceedings continue into the night in the House chamber on the final day of the legislative session Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Atlanta.Photo: David Goldman (AP Images) Georgia State Rep. Jason Spencer has been trash. During a push to end Confederate legacy statues that permeate the South […]

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Exclusive– Georgia’s Brian Kemp Rallies Ahead in Governor Primary with Trump’s Complete Support

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has pulled ahead of his opponent in the Republican gubernatorial primary election on Tuesday after President Donald Trump endorsed him last week. Brian Kemp talked about the upcoming election with Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot 125. “I certainly line up on a […]

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Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor

MACON, Ga. — By touting the family values and conservative leadership of Brian Kemp at a Saturday rally, Vice President Mike Pence provided the insurgent candidate for governor in Georgia his second endorsement from the White House in four days. President Trump surprised some Republican officials last week by publicly supporting Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary […]

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