In Georgia, Black Voters See Echoes of Voter Suppression

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK ATLANTA (AP) — When Barbara Williams arrived at the Pittman Park Recreation Center just before noon on Election Day to cast her vote, she saw a line so long that the end wasn’t in sight. “There were so many people, you couldn’t count them,” Williams recalled.

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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 11/07/2018 09:09 pm ET   Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until “every vote” is counted, her campaign said late Wednesday after Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp declared himself the victor in the tight race. On Wednesday afternoon, Kemp’s campaign released

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Andrew Gillum: Trump Needs To Learn His Lesson And Grow Up

By David Barden Florida Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump that refers to Gillum as a “thief” and praises his GOP opponent, Ron DeSantis, as a “Harvard/Yale educated man.” In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who

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Trump Slams Black Florida Governor Candidate As ‘Thief’

AFP•October 29, 2018 Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump attacked Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as a “thief” on Monday, accusing the Tallahassee mayor, who is African-American, of running a corrupt city. The tweet against Gillum came after Trump said he would tone down his campaign rhetoric Saturday

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Trump Again Stoking Anger At Democrats, Media

By JILL COLVIN CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of the most frequent targets of his derision. Trump set aside some of his

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Midterms 2018: Voting Machines Are Changing Texas Voters’ Ballots, State Officials Admit

Colin Drury Voters in Texas are having their selection flipped to an entirely different party by the state’s 20-year-old ballot machines, officials have admitted. Dozens of people attempting a straight-ticket choice – where they vote for the same party in all posts being contested – have reported their commands being

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Michelle Obama Is Challenging People To Start Voting Squads As Midterms Near

By Kimberley Richards Michelle Obama is continuing her efforts to increase voter turnout in the midterm elections, this time by encouraging people to secure a squad. The former first lady is the co-chair of When We All Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on getting people to the polls. The #VotingSquad challenge encourages

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Early Voting Surges Ahead of U.S. Elections, and Complaints Follow

Liz Hampton October 26, 2018 / 5:33 PM MARIETTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Hope Norris showed up two weeks early to vote in Marietta, Georgia, and waited 45 minutes to cast a ballot for Democrat Stacey Abrams, who could become the first black woman governor elected in U.S. history. The 55-year-old

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Control of U.S. Senate May Hinge On Possible Mississippi Runoff

Sharon Bernstein October 27, 2018 / 6:06 AM (Reuters) – A crowded U.S. Senate race in Republican stronghold Mississippi could set the stage for weeks of uncertainty over which party ends up controlling the upper chamber of Congress after the Nov. 6 elections. Two Republicans and two Democrats are contesting

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Voter Suppression: Not Just in The South, Not Just ID Laws

By Mark Gruenberg October 23, 2018 12:01 PM CDT WASHINGTON—The common characterization of “voter suppression,” the movement, undertaken by right-wing Republicans and underwritten by their corporate puppeteers, to prevent workers, women, minorities, the old and the young from voting, is that it exists in the South and it’s just so-called

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