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Fulton board gets new chair as Georgia reviews its elections

Sep. 16, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County have picked a former Atlanta City Council president to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most populous county. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: The school shooting Just a moment, please, while we cry. ... It was just a matter of time until senseless school gun violence found its way to Winston-Salem. It finally arrived on...

Herschel Walker begins Georgia GOP Senate bid amid unknowns

Aug. 25, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker said he "can't sit on the sidelines anymore” as he joined the Republican U.S. Senate race in Georgia. He's running with some definite advantages — including his football fame and the support of former President Donald Trump — but also with a lot of...

Trump-backed Herschel Walker seeks Georgia Senate seat

Aug. 24, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker on Tuesday filed paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia after months of speculation, joining other Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Walker, 59, joins the race with high name recognition, having...

Southern Democrats aim to export Georgia's 2020 success

Aug. 21, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams spent years telling donors that Democrats could win in Georgia if they would provide the money to build a statewide political operation. In 2020, Georgia finally delivered its 16 presidential electoral votes to a Democrat, Joe Biden, and sent two Democrats to...

Georgia city official indicted after trooper-pushing arrest

Aug. 07, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia elected official has been indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges after police said he interfered in the investigation of a fatal accident in June. WALB-TV reports a Crisp County grand jury returned the...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Jul. 18, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday. Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election...

In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP

Jul. 10, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about...

Democrats bet on early Latino outreach to avoid '20 pitfalls

Jul. 09, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweaty recent Thursday afternoon, Alex Berrios was instructing his team on how to get people to register to vote. Extend your hand, he said; it makes folks more likely to stop. Smile a lot, that works, too. But immediately take no for an answer so you don't seem...

Q&A with Georgia Gov. Kemp: Voters ‘know what the truth is’

Jul. 09, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four years can be a lifetime in politics. Especially in Georgia. Brian Kemp won the 2018 Republican primary for Georgia governor propelled by grassroots conservatives and a late endorsement from then-President Donald Trump. Kemp went on to defeat...