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Georgia's Abrams to testify on effect of 2013 voting ruling

Jun. 19, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is set to testify before a congressional panel about the effect of a 2013 Supreme Court opinion that gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act. Abrams will appear before a civil rights subcommittee on June 25. During her...

Stacey Abrams not ruling out a presidential run

Jun. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women's E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next...

Abrams to go to Hollywood as fears grow over GA abortion ban

Jun. 3, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp postponed a trip to Hollywood amid fallout over the abortion ban he signed into law, his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams is planning to go instead. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Abrams will meet with Hollywood figures June 11...

Pompeo visits elite event as Trump policies raise questions

Jun. 1, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday joined Jared Kushner at a closed-doors meeting of the Bilderberg Group in the Swiss resort of Montreux, with many attendees uneasy about what one protester called the "wrecking ball" that President Donald Trump's administration...

Abrams fights 'broad' subpoena in GA ethics investigation

May. 31, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nationally watched race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, the winner, was decided months ago. But proxy battles emanating from it still rage on. Abrams' campaign on Friday delivered more than 3,600 pages of bank records to the state ethics...

Judge: Lawsuit over Georgia voting issues can move forward

May. 30, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Georgia's election system can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday in the legal case filed by a group founded by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The federal lawsuit was filed in November, weeks after Abrams narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp...

Georgia stops voting by felons using broadest reading of law

May. 28, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leon Brown is trusted enough to drive a tractor-trailer inside one of the nation's busiest seaports more than six years after being released from prison. But he's not allowed to vote in Georgia because of a law rooted in the years after the Civil War, when whites sought to keep blacks...

Today in History

May. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2019. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later). On this date:...

Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines

May. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The lawsuit argues that the paperless touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unsecure, vulnerable to hacking...

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...