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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In Georgia, 11th-Hour Daggers Over Voting System

By BILL BARROW and FRANK BAJAK ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp

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Muslim, African-American, Native American, Trans: Meet the Pioneering Women Running For Office in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Beth Greenfield & Elena Sheppard Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 As you may have noticed, the “Year of the Woman” catchphrase — originally used in 1992, when voters elected more women to Congress than ever before in the wake of Anita Hill’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas — is

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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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Voting Access Dominates Georgia Debate Between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp

By BEN NADLER ATLANTA (AP) — The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday’s debate. Disputes over voting access took

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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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