Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism

Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream helped galvanize opposition to one of her team’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler, who has criticized Black Lives Matter. But the Capitol riot underscored the work ahead.

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Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia

Democrats had huge breakthroughs in winning the presidential vote and two Senate runoff elections. But power in the state’s government largely remains in the hands of Republicans.

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‘Hateful’ Tweet About Stacey Abrams Costs University Football Coach His Job

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said that it had parted ways with Chris Malone, an offensive line coach, over a now-deleted social media post.

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With Georgia Senate Wins, Democrats Solidify Power in Washington

Senator Chuck Schumer will fulfill his ambition of becoming majority leader as Senator Mitch McConnell returns to heading the minority, shifting the policy agenda as Joe Biden takes office.

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Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia

Far more people of both parties voted than usual in a runoff, but the Democratic turnout was stronger, largely because of Black voters.

#black-people, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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Trump’s Real Claim to Fame

When it comes to the president, there can never be enough losing.

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TV Networks Shift From Coverage of Electoral Tally to Storming of Capitol

News producers prepared for an unusual political event and switched to chronicling the siege by a pro-Trump mob.

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Ossoff and Warnock Win in Georgia, Democrats to Gain Control of Senate

Victories by Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, which were overshadowed by violence from Trump supporters in Washington, will reshape the balance of power in Congress.

#black-people, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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Kelly Loeffler Is Done in the Senate. But What About in the W.N.B.A.?

Loeffler, who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, lost her Senate race on Tuesday, renewing questions about whether she has a place in a league where many players want her gone.

#basketball, #black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-senate, #loeffler-kelly-l, #montgomery-renee, #warnock-raphael-g

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The Georgia Senate Wins Have Given Democrats a Chance

With Raphael Warnock winning and Jon Ossoff leading, the political world has been remade.

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What the Georgia Runoff Results Mean for the Markets

Investors react to Democrats’ strong showing in Senate runoffs.

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A Democratic Twist in Georgia

Joe Biden appears close to having a friendly Senate majority: This is your morning tip sheet.

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The History Raphael Warnock Is Chasing

A Baptist preacher born and raised in Georgia, he would become his state’s first Black senator, breaking a barrier with distinct meaning in American politics.

#abrams-stacey-y, #black-people, #elections-senate, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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As Polls Close, Here’s What We Know About Voting in Georgia

Voting has appeared to unfold without any major problems in Georgia on Tuesday. Democrats may have claimed a bigger share of the early vote than they did in November’s election, election data shows.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #warnock-raphael-g

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‘This Vote Matters More Than Anything’: Ballots Are Cast in High-Stakes Runoffs

The stakes were clear: This vote could help set the country’s direction for the next two years. Some wanted a Senate that would back Joe Biden. Others sought a “balance of power.”

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How Trump Could Affect Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia Race

As the president pursues his own agenda, the fallout could have longstanding repercussions in a state where Republicans have dominated for years.

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When Will We Know Georgia Runoff Results?

If all goes smoothly, the races could be called late Tuesday or early Wednesday. But that’s far from guaranteed.

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When Will We Know Georgia Results?

If all goes smoothly, the races could be called late Tuesday or early Wednesday. But that’s far from guaranteed.

#absentee-voting, #elections-senate, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who’s on the Ballot in Georgia?

It’s Loeffler vs. Warnock and Perdue against Ossoff. Here’s a quick look at the candidates whose contests will determine control of the Senate.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #warnock-raphael-g

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A Full Guide to the Georgia Senate Election Runoff

Control of the Senate is at stake. The candidates have shattered spending records. President Trump hovers over the two contests. Here is what we’re keeping an eye on as voters head to the polls.

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What Republicans Might Gain if They Lose Georgia

They have survived Trump for the last four years. But disentangling from him might get easier if his latest sabotage succeeds.

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Has Georgia Reached a Turning Point for Democrats? The Senate Is at Stake

The growth of the Atlanta area and the efforts to protect African-Americans’ voting rights have transformed the state’s political landscape.

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When Do Polls Close in Georgia? Voting Hours, Long Lines and More

The New York Times will provide live coverage of two races in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #warnock-raphael-g

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Trump, in Georgia Before Tuesday’s Election, Can’t Let Go of the Last One

At a rally that was supposed to bolster the fortunes of two Republican runoff candidates, the president instead turned the event into a lecture filled with conspiracy theories and personal attacks.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Interference Draws Rebuke in Georgia on Eve of Election

A top election official condemned President Trump’s baseless attacks on voting integrity, as the president and Joe Biden rallied support for their candidates in the crucial Senate runoffs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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As Georgians Prepare to Vote, Trump Interference Draws Rebuke

A top election official condemned President Trump’s baseless attacks on voting integrity, as the president and Joe Biden rallied support for their candidates in the crucial Senate runoffs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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What We Know About Voting in Georgia So Far

Democrats may have claimed a bigger share of the early vote than they did in November’s election, election data shows. Some early votes may be counted more quickly on election night.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #warnock-raphael-g

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The Georgia Runoffs, Part 1: ‘We Are Black Diamonds’

Black voters will be integral to Democratic success in the upcoming Senate races. We speak to Stacey Abrams and LaTosha Brown, two Black women who are leading the charge in mobilizing the vote.

#black-people, #black-voters-matter, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Rush to Turn Out Black Voters in Georgia, Looking Beyond Atlanta

Rallying voters across the state over the weekend, the Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, tried to encourage election-day turnout on the left.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #macon-ga, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #savannah-ga, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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Georgia Politics Have Shifted. The Senate Races Will Show How Much.

A reliably red state for almost two decades, Georgia no longer resembles its Deep South neighbors. President Trump and Joe Biden head there Monday to help rally the bases.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #warnock-raphael-g

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Raphael Warnock, From the Pulpit to Politics, Doesn’t Shy From ‘Uncomfortable’ Truths

He first wanted to run for office years ago. Now Stacey Abrams, the Democratic Party and the Rev. Raphael Warnock all believe that the time is ripe for Georgia voters to send a Black Baptist preacher to Washington.

#atlanta-ga, #baptist-churches, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-senate, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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‘Year of the Reveal’: Runoffs Follow Pandemic, Protests and a Test of Atlanta’s Promise

The high-stakes Senate contests come after months of tumult and activism in a city often seen as both resolutely Southern and somehow distinct from the rest of the region.

#atlanta-ga, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #lewis-john-r, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ti-1980

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Before Embracing America-First Agenda, David Perdue Was an Outsourcing Expert

Mr. Perdue, who faces one of two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate, built a business record that shifted manufacturing and jobs overseas.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ben Sasse Slams Republican Effort to Challenge Election

Senator Josh Hawley’s plan to object to the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 is exposing a rift among Republicans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #electoral-college, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Hawley Answers Trump’s Call for Election Challenge

The Republican senator said he would object to certifying the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, a move that is unlikely to alter President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory.

#elections-senate, #endorsements, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Early Voting Numbers in Georgia Senate Races Put G.O.P. on Edge

While polls suggest that the state’s crucial runoff elections are up for grabs, Republicans have grown worried about strong turnout in Democratic areas and mixed messages from President Trump.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff

Mr. Ossoff’s 2017 special election was the first campaign Democrats had to focus on, after the shock of President Trump’s win. He lost, but the organizations formed around that race kept growing.

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How Lin Wood Became a Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist

The defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood has transformed into a fierce advocate for President Trump whose error-riddled lawsuits have promoted falsehoods about election fraud.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #trump-donald-j, #wood-l-lin

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Control of the Senate could hinge on Black voters — and on an ambitious effort to get them to the polls in the largest numbers ever for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

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Relief Package Grows as Campaign Issue in Georgia Senate Races

The two Republicans tried to claim credit for bringing help to Georgians, despite President Trump’s initial waffling over whether to sign the bill. The Democrats said the $600 payments to Americans were too low.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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Jon Ossoff Got Some Breaks in Politics. And He Made a Few of His Own.

Some well-timed introductions, and a knack for seizing opportunity when it arises, have helped Mr. Ossoff’s rise in Georgia politics. At 33, he is carrying Democratic hopes in a Senate runoff race.

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How Trump’s Attack on Relief Bill Has Divided GOP

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Why Georgia Runoff Ads Are Running on Tennessee’s News Stations

Nearly $470 million is set to be spent on ads for the Georgia Senate runoff races. With the airwaves already saturated, the candidates are heading across state lines to seek any possible advantage.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #florida, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #warnock-raphael-g

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Now Airing on the Local News in Tennessee: Ads for Georgia Candidates

Nearly $470 million is set to be spent on ads for the Georgia Senate runoff races. With the airwaves already saturated, the candidates are heading across state lines to seek any possible advantage.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #florida, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #warnock-raphael-g

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Senate Candidates Duel in Georgia Race as GOP Voters’ Anger Persists Over Presidential Election

As the state’s Republican senators rallied with Ivanka Trump, and their Democratic challengers welcomed Kamala Harris, conservative voters were focused on the president’s election loss.

#atlanta-ga, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #warnock-raphael-g

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Kelly Loeffler, a Wall Street Senator With a Hardscrabble Pitch

The hard right turn of Ms. Loeffler, one of two Republican candidates in Georgia’s pivotal Senate runoff elections, reflects the ideological gymnastics embraced by her party in the Trump era.

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Ad Spending Soars in Georgia Races With Stakes Far Beyond Georgia

With control of the Senate up for grabs, the two Georgia runoff races have come to feel more like national elections than statewide ones.

#american-crossroads, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #warnock-raphael-g

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In Georgia, a Rare Campaign Where People’s Eyes Aren’t Glued to the Polls

Two consequential Senate races are taking place with very few public opinion surveys to help understand how voters feel.

#elections, #elections-senate, #georgia, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Turnout Surges in Georgia as Voting Begins in High-Stakes Senate Runoffs

The first day of early voting in the runoffs eclipsed the one for the general election, reflecting the interest the campaigns have drawn as Republican control of the Senate hangs in the balance.

#elections, #elections-senate, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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