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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Kemp-Abrams Feud Highlights New Landscape In Divided Georgia

By BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and ultimately send him to the governor’s

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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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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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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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How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Stacey Abrams supporters posing for a photo with the candidate in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr

Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris Goes on Racist Rant After County Stops Black Voters Matter From Helping Elderly Vote

Kira Lerner Oct 17, 2018, 3:10 pm LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — The mayor of a Georgia town in the same county where administrators blocked Black Voters Matter from bringing elderly black voters to the polls said on Facebook Wednesday that the group’s work is “utterly reprehensible.” Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris,

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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

By Carole Levine | 21 hours ago It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it

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Rampant Voter Suppression Underway, with Black Voters the Chief Target

By Chauncey K. Robinson October 12, 2018 10:03 AM CDT With the mainstream media obsessed over Kanye West and Donald Trump’s latest ploy for attention and the revelation that Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller used to sniff glue back in elementary school, a new report by the Associated Press

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Attack Ads and Debates: The Week in Florida Politics

Plainview Daily Herald Gary Fineout, Associated Press Updated 7:05 pm CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic

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