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Gov. Kemp faces next test from Trump loyalists in Georgia

Apr. 17, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s new voting law overhaul kickstarted Gov. Brian Kemp’s effort to reconnect with hardline conservatives angry that the Republican executive didn’t help overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss last November. But the new GOP-backed law hasn’t mollified...

Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...

AP Interview: Stacey Abrams on voting rights, her next move

Apr. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is at the forefront of the partisan fight over voting rights and election law. The Associated Press sat down this week with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 and a leading voice on ballot access, to talk about a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

Georgia voting fight sets the stage for Kemp's 2022 run

Apr. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A controversial new election law may help Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp rebuild his relationship with a broad swath of Republicans as he prepares to run for a second term next year. The governor was narrowly elected in 2018 as a strong conservative and staunch...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back on the mound, Sanchez slugging

Apr. 04, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ OHTANI ON THE MOUND Shohei Ohtani's quest to regain his reputation as a stellar two-way player gets a big test when he takes the mound for the Los Angeles Angels against...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back on the mound, Sanchez slugging

Apr. 03, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ___ OHTANI ON THE MOUND Shohei Ohtani's quest to regain his reputation as a stellar two-way player gets a big test when he takes the mound for the Los Angeles Angels against...

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

Apr. 03, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits....

MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta lost Major League Baseball’s summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league’s objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive. ...

Moderation, sometimes, for Georgia GOP despite voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a supernova of criticism over Georgia's new voting law, Republicans are still trying to appeal to swing voters in a state where Democrats have now proved they can win. As the last minutes of the 2021 General Assembly ticked away Wednesday, a bill...