Vernon Jones, a Pro-Trump Republican, Will Challenge Kemp in Georgia

Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican and former state representative who has called Georgia’s presidential election “fixed,” will oppose Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Donald Trump’s top targets.

#elections-governors, #georgia, #jones-vernon-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

#batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #georgia, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #ossoff-jon, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states-international-trade-commission, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Pulled by public opinion and sometimes their own players, leagues and teams are wading in to issues around race and social activism as never before.

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Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.

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Georgia to Weaken Citizen’s Arrest Law

The governor supports a bill passed on Wednesday that repeals language allowing people to arrest someone who they witnessed committing a crime.

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

Civil rights groups quickly challenged a new law placing restrictions on voting, while President Biden denounced it as “Jim Crow.” Republicans in other states are determined to follow suit with their own measures.

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Georgia Republicans Pass Major Bill to Limit Voting, Sending It to Kemp

The bill, which would make Georgia the first significant battleground state to overhaul its election system since last year’s presidential contest, has been denounced by Democrats and voting rights groups.

#black-people, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Trump Endorses a Loyalist, Jody Hice, for Georgia Secretary of State

By supporting a challenger to Georgia’s current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, the former president signaled that he wants Republicans who opposed his election falsehoods to pay politically.

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

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Georgia Officials Review Trump’s Phone Call to Raffensperger

The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, has initiated a fact-finding inquiry into Donald Trump’s January phone call to Mr. Raffensperger pressuring him to “find” votes.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge

As Donald Trump surveys the political landscape, there is a sudden Senate opening in Ohio, an ally’s bid for Arkansas governor, and some scores to settle elsewhere.

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Georgia Senate Victories of Warnock and Ossoff Are Certified

The official acknowledgment of wins by Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock begins the process of seating the upset victors.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #ossoff-jon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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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.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections-senate, #erickson-erick, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Georgia Officials Reveal Third Trump Call Seeking to Influence Election Results

In a December call, President Trump told a Georgia elections investigator that the official would be a “national hero” for finding evidence of fraud.

#atlanta-ga, #cobb-county-ga, #democratic-party, #georgia, #impeachment, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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‘Fear the Democrats’: Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message

Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are resting their re-election hopes on a strategy that calls more attention to what they’re against than what they support.

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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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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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The Texas Lawsuit and the Age of Dreampolitik

The separation of political reality from political fantasy stills exists — for now.

#democratic-party, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Brian Kemp Cast His Lot With Trump, and Has Now Paid the Price

Mr. Kemp rose to Georgia’s governorship with the help of President Trump, but his refusal to try to overturn the state’s election results has drawn Mr. Trump’s ire — and may affect his political future.

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Georgia Officials Warn Trump’s Election Claims Could Hurt G.O.P. in Senate Runoff

President Trump has continued to repeat baseless allegations surrounding his loss, and Republican state officials argue that it is undermining public trust in the elections process.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #sterling-gabriel-1970, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Trump Campaigns in Georgia With His Own Lost Race on His Mind

President Trump returned to the campaign trail on Saturday, but helping the two Republican senators in runoff elections that will decide control of the Senate wasn’t his entire agenda.

#elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #warnock-raphael-g

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Georgia Republicans Seek Cover From Trump’s Fury Over Loss

Many in the state G.O.P. are expending significant effort — and contorting themselves into political pretzels — to navigate the president’s outrage over his loss, hoping to retain the support of his base.

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‘It Has to Stop’: Georgia Election Official Lashes Trump

Gabriel Sterling, a voting system official in Georgia, harshly criticized the president for failing to condemn threats of violence against people overseeing the voting system in his state.

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As Trump Attacks Georgia Republicans, Party Worries About Senate Races

Some Republicans in the state fear that the doubt President Trump is sowing about the fairness of the election could depress turnout for the crucial Senate runoff races.

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

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As Biden Inches Ahead in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Draws Recognition and Praise

Celebrities, activists and voters credited Ms. Abrams for building a network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression and inspired an estimated 800,000 new voter registrations.

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.

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Atlanta Mourns John Lewis and Ponders Carrying On With ‘Good Trouble’

The congressman and civil rights leader preached in support of nonviolent resistance, a message that some say must live on in his absence.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #ebenezer-baptist-church-atlanta-ga, #kemp-brian-p, #lewis-john-r, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

#atlanta-ga, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #masks, #mayors, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Want Better Elections? Choose Better Secretaries of State

Secretaries of state do more than count ballots and issue drivers’ licenses. They safeguard our democracy.

#absentee-voting, #benson-jocelyn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-secretary-of-state, #kemp-brian-p, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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White House Worries About Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Prospects in Georgia

President Trump, concerned about his own outlook in the state, plans to stay on the sideline in a race where he favored a different choice for senator.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #elections-senate, #georgia, #insider-trading, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Need a Whole New Plan for Black Voters in the South

One that persuades them to turn out like never before.

#abrams-stacey-y, #black-people, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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In This Election, It’s the Remote Against the Exposed

Those facing the greatest dangers will decide the outcome.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kemp-brian-p, #krugman-paul, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states, #whitmer-gretchen

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Georgia’s Coronavirus Reopening Is a Cautionary Lesson

Here’s what other states can learn from our inept reopening.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government

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As Georgia Reopens, Virus Study Shows Black Residents May Bear Brunt

A C.D.C. report released Wednesday suggests that the African-American community in the state is especially vulnerable to infection.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p

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Governors, Facing Pressures on All Sides, Weigh Reopening Their States

In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.

#abrams-stacey-y, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #governors-us, #hogan-lawrence-j, #kemp-brian-p, #polis-jared-s-1975, #states-us

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Coronavirus Looms as Businesses Reopen in Some States

Some states have taken tentative steps toward reopening businesses shuttered by the coronavirus. In Georgia, it meant a few residents were out getting haircuts and their tongues pierced.

#alaska, #barbers-and-barbering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #oklahoma, #shopping-and-retail, #south-carolina

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‘I Wasn’t Happy With Brian Kemp,’ Trump Says

The president’s criticism of Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican reopening the state amid a viral pandemic, sent a confusing message to governors considering similar moves.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Criticizes Georgia Governor for Decision to Reopen State

“I think it’s too soon,” said the president, who joined several mayors in questioning Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, who had said some businesses could resume on Friday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #trump-donald-j

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Mutineers, Raise Your Hands

Almost every movie reminds Trump of … something it’s not.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #noem-kristi, #quarantines, #south-dakota, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Am Beyond Disturbed’: Internal Dissent as States Reopen Despite Virus

Several mayors and employers have asked residents to ignore the Georgia governor’s declaration that some businesses can resume operation while the coronavirus lingers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #mayors, #south-carolina, #states-us

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Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina Move to Reopen as Hot Spots Emerge

Even as some states move to restart their economies, coronavirus hot spots are emerging, including at a state prison in Ohio.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #dewine-mike, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #lee-william-byron-1959, #ohio, #prisons-and-prisoners, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical

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