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Georgia’s Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Georgia’s Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, April 19, 2021
Liberal activists looking to pressure Augusta members over Georgia voting law hit wall of secrecy

Liberal activists looking to pressure Augusta members over Georgia voting law hit wall of secrecy

Critics of Georgia’s new election law are seizing on golf’s Masters Tournament to put heat on executives who belong to the storied home course, but pressuring companies to speak out by targeting their bosses is not easy because membership at Augusta National is a closely…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, April 9, 2021
Stacey Abrams: Georgia companies shouldn’t face boycott ‘yet’ over election law

Stacey Abrams: Georgia companies shouldn’t face boycott ‘yet’ over election law

Stacey Abrams said critics of Georgia’s restrictive new election law shouldn’t rush to boycott the state’s leading firms and biggest events “yet” over their refusal to forcefully oppose the far-reaching overhaul. Instead, she said the state’s corporate giants should use the chance to publicly condemn…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, April 2, 2021
Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of Georgia’s most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state’s sweeping new election law, acknowledging concerns of civil rights activists and Black business executives who say the measure targets non-white voters and threatens the democratic process.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, April 1, 2021
Georgia representative arrested after governor signs elections bill

Georgia representative arrested after governor signs elections bill

Georgia state troopers arrested state Rep. Park Cannon on Thursday as she knocked on Gov. Brian Kemp’s door, interrupting his livestreamed announcement that he had signed an elections bill into law. The officers forcibly removed Cannon, a Democrat from Atlanta, dragging her through the Capitol…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, March 26, 2021
Brad Raffensperger denied election as GOP delegate in his Georgia precinct

Brad Raffensperger denied election as GOP delegate in his Georgia precinct

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was denied election as a Republican delegate in his precinct and failed to secure a nomination. “We are sending a message that will be heard all around the state. Raffensperger has got to go,” one participant of the Fulton…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 22, 2021
Georgia moves toward ID numbers to verify absentee voters

Georgia moves toward ID numbers to verify absentee voters

Voters would have to provide more identification to prove their identity when casting an absentee ballot under a proposal that has gained broad support among Georgia’s Republican majority in the General Assembly. For most voters, the ID requirement could be fulfilled by writing down a…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Georgia Senate Passes Election Reform Bill That Would End No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Georgia Senate Passes Election Reform Bill That Would End No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Georgia’s state Senate passed a comprehensive election reform bill on Monday that would, among multiple provisions, repeal no-excuse absentee voting and limit mail-in ballots to certain criteria. The Republican-backed bill passed with a vote of 29-20. It now goes to the House Elections Integrity Committee…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Georgia GOP leaders who stood up to Trump back voting bills

Georgia GOP leaders who stood up to Trump back voting bills

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won wide praise last fall for firmly rejecting then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. But now that those claims have spawned an effort to tighten voting laws — one that…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, March 5, 2021
Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I’m in no rush,” Fulton County…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 26, 2021
Michigan Senate GOP leader Shirkey falsely claims dead people voted

Michigan Senate GOP leader Shirkey falsely claims dead people voted

The claim: “Too many dead people voted” in Michigan Michigan’s top elected Republican relied on an oft-repeated and inaccurate claim about dead voters to bolster his argument for changes in state election law. In a Tuesday radio interview, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, acknowledged…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Perdue explores Senate comeback bid against Warnock in 2022

Perdue explores Senate comeback bid against Warnock in 2022

Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue took the first steps toward a potential comeback bid by filing campaign paperwork on Monday to explore a challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock. The Republican’s aides say he still hasn’t decided whether to challenge Warnock next year, though…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Georgia Secretary of State’s office launches probe into Trump’s election phone call

Georgia Secretary of State’s office launches probe into Trump’s election phone call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office opened a probe on Monday into former U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, a step that could lead to a criminal investigation by state and local authorities. Secretary of State Brad…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Georgia state lawmaker removed from House chamber after refusing Covid test

Georgia state lawmaker removed from House chamber after refusing Covid test

A Georgia state lawmaker said his refusal to take a Covid-19 test got him kicked out of the House chambers on Tuesday. But Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said the lawmaker, Rep. David Clark, has repeatedly refused to follow House policy which states that all…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Twitter temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘multiple’ policy violations

Twitter temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘multiple’ policy violations

Twitter said Sunday that it had temporarily suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) following "multiple" violations of the platform's content policy. In a statement to The Hill, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that "the account referenced has been temporarily locked out for…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, January 18, 2021

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