Tag: Georgia

Report: Trump Is Not Reacting Well to GOP Pleas for Him to Stay Away From the Georgia Runoff | Vanity Fair

As you’ve probably heard by now, Donald Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party is currently on life support in the wake of the midterm elections, during which his endorsement became the kiss of death in a number of key races. As a result, many Republicans want him to stay as far away from the state of Georgia as possible until after the runoff between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, lest his stench push voters to cast their ballots for the incumbent Democrat, who won his runoff in the state against the Trump-backed Kelly Loeffler in January 2021. And we’ll give you one guess as to how he’s coping with the rejection.

Source: Report: Trump Is Not Reacting Well to GOP Pleas for Him to Stay Away From the Georgia Runoff | Vanity Fair

Deconstructed: Senate Races That Could Tip The Balance- Podcast

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (left), D-Nev., at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2022. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) during a vote at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 8, 2022

 

The last two times a new president confronted his first midterm election, it turned out to be a wave year for the opposition party. 2022 is confounding that pattern, with Democrats slightly favored to hold the Senate and Republicans slightly favored to take the House. Journalists Jon Ralston and George Chidi join Ryan Grim to discuss two potentially pivotal states, Nevada and Georgia, where tight races for the Senate are underway.

Source: Deconstructed: Senate Races That Could Tip The Balance

We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering. – Mother Jones

If that same rejection rate were extrapolated to the 2020 race, more than 38,000 votes would not have been cast in a presidential contest decided by just over 11,000 votes.

Source: We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering. – Mother Jones

Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump's demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly 'unlawful' as 'more facts comes to light': former prosecutor

“If you just look at his [Trump’s] conduct on his face, calling state officials, asking them to find additional votes that he needs, you know, that’s the sort of conduct that clearly rings the bell for criminal interference with an election,” Vance explained. “It’s complicated, because there are difficulties involving the First Amendment, involving official power, and frankly, it is a big burden to put on a district attorney in one county in Georgia to ask her to shoulder that burden when others haven’t. But Alex, I still have taped to the wall in my office the exact number of votes he asked for: 11,780. It’s been in front of me all these months, because if you simply think about what he did, asked them to find him one more vote than he needed to win Georgia, a crucial state, there is no way that we can ignore that conduct. Perhaps it’s lawful, but awful. But increasingly, as more facts come to light, it looks like it’s simply unlawful.”

Source: Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Georgia Governor Suggests Voters Waiting In Long Lines Order Uber Eats | HuffPost

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a podium in front of a projected American flag.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations.

“They can order a pizza,” Kemp said on the conservative cable news network Newsmax. “They can order Grubhub or UberEats, right?”

Source: Georgia Governor Suggests Voters Waiting In Long Lines Order Uber Eats | HuffPost

Jim Crow Tactics on Display as Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Arrested for Knocking on Door

State Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, is placed into the back of a Georgia State Capitol patrol car after being arrested by Georgia State Troopers at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Cannon was arrested by Capitol police after she attempted to knock on the door of the Gov. Brian Kemp office during his remarks after he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Back to the Future. Back to the 60s

“This is clear voter suppression, clear racism, a clear manifestation of white supremacy. Georgia is going backwards instead of forwards.”

Jim Crow Tactics on Display as Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Arrested for Knocking on Door

Republicans openly embrace their racism in Trump’s absence | Salon.com

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There is, of course, no evidence of voters cheating in Georgia elections, or that the new law — which imposes onerous restrictions on voting, makes it easier to challenge the eligibility of voters, and opens the door to GOP takeovers of election boards — in any way addresses fraud. The law does ban handing out water to people waiting in line to vote, however. Of course, that’s not about preventing cheating but making sure voters are physically unable to handle the long lines in certain neighborhoods that were created by previous assaults on voting access. “Cheating” — like “fraud” — is one of those Trumpian code words to smear Black voters and imply there’s something inherently illegitimate about people of color having the franchise.

Republicans openly embrace their racism in Trump’s absence | Salon.com

Trump Once Again Bullies Georgia Governor to Overturn Election Results—This Time By Phone – Mother Jones

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Trump pressed Kemp to call a special session of the state legislature to get lawmakers to override the results and appoint electors that would back him, according to a person familiar with the conversation. He also asked the governor to demand an audit of signatures on mail ballots, something Kemp has previously noted he has no power to do… Kemp has also said that he will not call for a special session of the legislature.

Trump Once Again Bullies Georgia Governor to Overturn Election Results—This Time By Phone – Mother Jones

Trump options narrow as Michigan backs Biden win – BBC News

Donald Trump has had a fresh setback in his bid to overturn his loss in the US election as Michigan lawmakers indicated they would not seek to undo Joe Biden’s projected win in the state. Two Republican legislators pledged to follow “normal process” in validating the vote after a White House meeting. Earlier on Friday, Georgia dealt the US president another blow by certifying Mr Biden’s razor-thin margin of victory. The Democrat is set to take office on 20 January as the 46th US president.

Trump options narrow as Michigan backs Biden win – BBC News

Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping | The Nation

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Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping | The Nation
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anuary runoff races could flip the Senate and prevent the majority leader from obstructing another Democratic presidency.

Georgia Voters Can Put an End to Mitch McConnell’s Grim Reaping | The Nation

Black Senior Citizens Ordered Off Bus Driving Them To Polls In Georgia | Crooks and Liars

Black Senior Citizens Ordered Off Bus Driving Them To Polls In Georgia

Someone didn’t like the vision of Black elderly voters dancing with joy in anticipation of boarding a bus to vote in Louisville, Georgia. Someone didn’t think Black people who had suffered through segregation and Jim Crow in the Deep South should publicly declare their votes mattered. Someone decided to try to scare some senior citizens in their nineties (NINETIES) from daring to be free and open in their equality as voters.

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