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Some conservative media outlets and politicians have zeroed in on Fulton in search of a smoking gun that would prove massive fraud cost the former president a victory. Those calls have come even after a full hand count risk-limiting audit (RLA) confirmed Biden’s victory and a Trump campaign-ordered recount validated victory once more.
Zoom meeting starts public input on decennial reapportionment process to redraw political boundaries for representation.
The fight over Georgia’s sweeping 98-page voting law has moved from the legislature to the courts, as a number of civil rights and voting rights groups have filed lawsuits challenging various parts of the omnibus as unconstitutional and in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Rebukes targeted house speaker, lieutenant governor, Coke and Delta plus the secretary of state who tangles with Trump.
Georgia’s new law contains Heritage Action’s recommendations for absentee drop boxes, banning third-party donations to run local elections, increasing partisan poll monitoring access, and more.
To limit voting now, state governments have to claim that such measures will protect voting integrity or save taxpayer money. This ends up limiting the suppression measures which in turn cuts potential effectiveness.
Republican Attorney General Chris Carr is asking a U.S. District Court judge to toss out a lawsuit that claims Georgia’s new election law disenfranchises minorities, the disabled and other marginalized groups.
The roster of candidates from both parties has been building in recent weeks for campaigns to unseat incumbent Republicans in statewide offices across the board including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, labor and insurance.
Republican lawmakers in control of the redistricting process will have to balance rapidly diversifying metro Atlanta suburbs with slow-growing rural communities in an effort to preserve their power for the next 10 years.
During the nearly seven-hour Zoom meeting, the board dismissed cases claiming absentee ballot fraud with the November election in Cobb County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation audit of more than 15,000 ballots found no fraudulent ballots.
The Center for Election Innovation & Research says Georgia’s controversial new voting law is a “step backward” from the state’s 2020 election, but the state remains one of the most accessible in the nation for its vote-by-mail and in-person voting options.
Nineteen months out, candidates have announced their runs for key Georgia elective offices including lieutenant governor and secretary of state amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law.
Trump’s statement comes days after Kemp and fellow Republicans closed ranks against Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia to protest the voting changes.
The new law gives legislature the ability to appoint the majority of the State Election Board, removes elected secretary of state.
Local elections managers could be appointed by the state board after a performance review.
States must redraw political maps and create voting districts based on census data that, in accordance with federal law, are nearly equal in population and do not discriminate on the basis of race. In Georgia, redistricting remains an explicitly partisan process.
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