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Suburban St. Louis man charged in crash death of pedestrian

Jun. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged with several counts in the January death of a man police say died when he was run over in his own yard while the suspected driver was high on fentanyl. Reginald Newtall, 40, of the Spanish Lake community in St....

In Trump's shadow, Ga's. Kemp draws boos from GOP faithful

Jun. 05, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew jeers and boos at his state party’s annual convention Saturday, laying bare the bitterness that remains among Republicans over his role in certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. ...

It's not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads

May. 25, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after Donald Trump's loss, conspiracy theorists and backers of former President Donald Trump are continuing their push for repeated examinations of ballots and finding limited successes. A Georgia judge last week awarded a group the chance to...

It's not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads

May. 24, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after Donald Trump's loss, conspiracy theorists and Trump backers are continuing their push for repeated examinations of ballots and finding limited successes. A Georgia judge last week awarded a group the chance to review mail ballots in a...

Georgia GOP still seeking a fight over Trump election loss

May. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a once reliably Republican Georgia congressional district that has turned into a swing district held by a Democrat, a GOP congressional convention on Saturday showed activists consumed by the unproven belief that Donald Trump had been cheated out of the 2020...

Trump ally Collins won't run for Senate or Georgia governor

Apr. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Doug Collins, a favorite of former President Donald Trump, says he doesn't plan to run for governor or U.S. Senate in 2022. The former congressman's announcement Monday makes it less likely there will be a top-drawer primary challenger...

Republicans talk unity in Georgia but censure Kemp, others

Apr. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kelly Loeffler had a warning. The former U.S. senator from Georgia, defeated in a January runoff amid Republican infighting, told her hometown GOP committee Saturday that only a unified party can avoid a repeat in the 2022 midterms. ...

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. ...