Latest Georgia state government News

Election board member in Georgia's Fulton County abstains from certifying primary election

May. 29, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The election board in Georgia's largest county voted on Tuesday to certify its May 21 election results, but not before one of the board's Republican-appointed members abstained. The abstention by Fulton County election board member Julie Adams aligns with her lawsuit...

2 Georgia state House incumbents lose to challengers in primaries

May. 22, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia state House incumbents have lost to challengers, another incumbent could face a runoff, and some former lawmakers may be on their way back to the Georgia Capitol after party primaries this week. Republican Lauren Daniel lost a rematch of her 2022 primary...

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...

Giuliani becomes final defendant served indictment among 18 accused in Arizona fake electors case

May. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been served an indictment in the state's fake elector case alongside 17 other defendants for his role in an attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Arizona...

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

May. 17, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board, which is responsible for developing election rules, investigating allegations of fraud and making recommendations to state lawmakers. ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Georgia court candidate who sued to keep talking about abortion

May. 16, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by a former Democratic congressman running for Georgia state Supreme Court who claimed a state agency was unconstitutionally trying to block him from talking about abortion. U.S. District Judge Michael Brown ruled John...

Georgia's governor and others pile into state court race where challenger has focused on abortion

May. 14, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he will spend more than $500,000 from his political committee to help a state Supreme Court justice he appointed win election. The Republican Kemp isn't the only conservative supporting Justice Andrew Pinson in his May 21 nonpartisan...

Appeals court upholds ruling requiring Georgia county to pay for a transgender deputy's surgery

May. 14, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a Georgia county illegally discriminated against a sheriff's deputy by failing to pay for her gender-affirming surgery. In its ruling Monday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was tasked with...

Georgia Supreme Court declines to rule on whether counties can draw their own electoral maps

May. 09, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court agrees that someone needs to issue a legally final ruling on whether county commissioners can override state legislators and draw their own electoral districts. But the nine justices on Thursday also agreed it would be improper to rule on...

A former Democratic Georgia congressman hopes abortion can power his state Supreme Court bid

Apr. 27, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

HOSCHTON, Ga. (AP) — May's election for the Georgia Supreme Court is playing out as races for the state's highest court have for decades: sitting justices running uncontested. But there is an exception, and it's driven by the issue that has roiled politics across the country for...