Georgia voters in eight legislative districts head to the polls to choose their state lawmakers
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Eight legislative seats will be on the ballot Tuesday to determine the incoming lawmakers for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. Tuesday’s runoffs feature at least two intraparty fights from both sides of the aisle, including a race for a metro Atlanta Senate seat that has opened up for the first time in two decades and a coastal matchup where a GOP House incumbent is fighting to keep his seat ..read more
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GOP election board members press new rules over handling of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election
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Georgia’s State Election Board gave initial approval to an amended rule Tuesday that would give local officials more authority to dispute election results if there is a discrepancy in vote totals tallied and the number of votes cast at precincts ..read more
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UPDATES: U.S. presidential debate in Atlanta
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From city preparations to the debates broadcast, GPB reporters have the latest news about the first presidential debate of the 2024 election season. Check back for updates.  ..read more
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Federal judge rejects Georgia’s request to extend length of time for state’s limited Medicaid plan
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A federal judge has denied the state’s end-around attempt to gain back time lost during the Biden administration’s unsuccessful bid to block the governor’s limited Medicaid expansion program ..read more
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Raffensperger partners with nonprofit to encourage veterans to become poll workers
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The Georgia secretary of state’s office is partnering with a national nonprofit to engage more poll workers ahead of the November 2024 election.  ..read more
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Georgia Dems try to redirect focus to conservative Project 2025 agenda as Biden campaign struggles
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Georgia Democrats are joining their national colleagues in sounding the alarm about an influential conservative think tank’s presidential transition plan called Project 2025 ..read more
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If a presidential nominee drops out, what happens to states’ ballots?
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The Electoral College could help Democrats avoid a complicated situation in the event President Joe Biden withdraws from the race after his name is printed on ballots. States Newsroom reporters and editors in the network’s 39 states explored how a presidential candidate could be replaced on ballots — should the nominee drop out or become unable to continue their campaign following the party conventions ..read more
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Federal lawsuit challenges constitutionality of blank check ‘leadership committees’
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The Democratic Party of Georgia is challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that allows Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise and spend unlimited campaign funds ..read more
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'One big family': Georgia Republicans react to first Trump speech since assassination attempt
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Georgia Republicans gathered at a Sandy Springs movie theater to watch former President Donald Trump speak at the final night of the Republican National Convention, just days after an assassination attempt.  ..read more
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Taxpayer dollars at work: Tax breaks for disabled people, fire safety, lowering prescription costs
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For the week ending July 19, Warnock and Ossoff worked on providing fire safety upgrades to Georgia communities, lowering the costs of prescriptions, extending tax benefits for individuals with disabilities, and supporting the education of military children who have lost a parent who served ..read more
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