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Three-member panel will initiate a performance review of Fulton County’s elections board, the latest step in a lengthy process allowed under a new GOP-backed state law overhauling elections.
Rural area districts likely to grow larger in effort that will shape policy decisions for decade.
During 10 hearings, 289 speakers, lawmakers were asked to create fair maps, consider the state’s increasing diversity and commit to a transparent process that is accessible to the state’s 10.7 million residents.
Republican lawmakers want to trigger an investigation process that could see the five-member appointed elections board temporarily suspended and replaced by a single person appointed by the State Election Board.
While Georgia’s redistricting process is inherently partisan, there are measures that experts say can be employed to make the process fair and transparent.
U.S. Senate committee hears how shortened runoff timeframes, tighter absentee ballot deadlines, and new state powers over local election officials are cause for Congress to expand voting protections through pending federal legislation.
Republicans are firmly in charge of this year’s reapportionment work, but 20 years ago, the Democrats were the ones in power and looking to stem the rising tide of the Republican minority.
It is one of eight lawsuits currently challenging different parts of SB 202, including a recently filed challenge by the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to return federal oversight to some of Georgia’s voting changes.
Thursday’s campaign fundraising deadline gave some candidates a chance to flex their fundraising muscle as the 2022 matchups begin to take shape.
State House and Senate committees in charge of redistricting and reapportionment will be tasked with considering specific needs as well as countless other groups who want a say in their representation.
The first elections set to be governed by some of the new rules are special elections for a pair of state House seats scheduled for runoffs on July 13. Later this year, many more Georgians will cast votes in municipal elections across the state.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia to overturn a sweeping elections law passed in March, with a legal challenge that alleges the new statute violates the federal Voting Rights Act.
Complex order — and overall climate around claims of election fraud that have never borne out — leads both sides in the case to view the ruling as a positive development.
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.
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