‘There Is Nowhere I Feel Safe’: Election Officials Describe Threats Fueled by Trump

“Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?’’ Ruby Freeman, a Black election worker from Georgia, told the Jan. 6 committee.

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Bee Nguyen wins the Democratic nomination for secretary of state in Georgia.

Ms. Nguyen, a Democratic state representative, will face off in November against Brad Raffensperger, the Republican incumbent, who resisted Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

#democratic-party, #elections-secretary-of-state, #georgia, #nguyen-bee-1981, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad

A Georgia Mystery: How Many Democrats Voted in the G.O.P. Primary?

Donald Trump has pointed to so-called crossover voters as a significant factor in his chosen candidates’ heavy losses. Some Democrats, too, embrace the theory. But the reality seems more complicated.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

How Some States Are Combating Election Misinformation Ahead of Midterms

Several states are putting more money and effort into combating false and misleading information about elections.

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Grand Jury Begins Trump Inquiry in Georgia With Up to 50 Subpoenas

The district attorney in Fulton County, Ga., is weighing racketeering charges connected to G.O.P. attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

#fulton-county-ga, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

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Trump Vowed Vengeance, but Georgia Voters Rejected His Meddling

The president’s endorsed candidates were losers up and down the primary ballot, raising questions about the firmness of his grip on the Republican Party.

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Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

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In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is fending off a challenger fueled by Donald J. Trump’s election lies. But do voters still care about 2020 as much as the former president does?

#atlanta-ga, #elections-secretary-of-state, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Five Key Midterms Races to Pay Attention To

No elected officials will be more pivotal to protecting democracy — or subverting it — than secretaries of state.

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Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

The panel will have up to a year to recommend whether the prosecutor should pursue criminal charges against the former president and his allies.

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Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

It may represent the most serious prospect of prosecution that Trump and his associates are facing.

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Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #fair-fight-political-organization, #georgia, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kemp-brian-p, #raffensperger-brad, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

As Republicans rush to pass a second round of new voting and election rules, a bipartisan group of election officials is fighting back.

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Book Review: ‘Flipped,’ by Greg Bluestein

Greg Bluestein’s “Flipped” argues that Georgian voters are turning away from the Republican Party.

#abrams-stacey-y, #bluestein-greg, #books-and-literature, #democratic-party, #flipped-how-georgia-turned-purple-and-broke-the-monopoly-on-republican-power-book, #georgia, #ossoff-jon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Georgia’s Secretary of State Race, 2020 Is Still on the Ballot

A normally sleepy secretary of state race has become a critical barometer of Republicans’ views of the last election — and of Trump.

#georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party

Election Deniers Are Running for Secretary of State Across the Country

Brazenly partisan candidates who insist that Donald Trump won the 2020 election are transforming races for the once-obscure office of secretary of state.

#elections-secretary-of-state, #electoral-college, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Long Road to Successful Covid Vaccines

The road to successful vaccines; mask distribution; Starbucks; Build Back Better; Trump’s call to Georgia; leaving the G.O.P.; a football fan’s plea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #national-football-league, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #senate, #starbucks-corporation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #georgia, #justice-department, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Election Workers in Georgia Are Fired for Shredding Voter Registration Forms

A previous investigation of the Fulton County office could eventually replace the elections board with a temporary superintendent with sweeping powers to oversee the vote.

#fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Herschel Walker’s Cryptic Video Could Upend Georgia Senate Race

If the Georgia college football legend Herschel Walker declares his candidacy it could put former President Donald J. Trump’s power as a kingmaker to the test.

#elections-senate, #endorsements, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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Congress Needs to Defend Vote Counting, Not Just Vote Casting

A voting rights law before Congress does not fully address the imminent threats to representative democracy in the United States.

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Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

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He Fought Trump’s 2020 Lies. He Also Backs New Scrutiny of Ballots.

Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, told The Times that a new, disinformation-driven attempt to inspect 2020 ballots wouldn’t unearth wrongdoing, and would help restore voter confidence.

#georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Long After Trump’s Loss, a Push to Inspect Ballots Persists

Efforts to review 2020 ballots in Georgia and Arizona reflect the staying power of Donald Trump’s falsehoods, and Democrats fear that the findings could be twisted by Republicans.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

Bee Nguyen, Georgia Democrat, Enters Race for Secretary of State

Ms. Nguyen, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, is the first major Democrat to announce a bid for the seat held by Brad Raffensperger, the Republican who defied former President Donald Trump.

#bee-nguyen, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-secretary-of-state, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

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

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

Joe Biden Did Not Appear to Be a Master of Disguise

Whether you like him or hate him, the president isn’t quite who we thought he was.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #immigration-and-emigration, #raffensperger-brad, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

G.O.P. lawmakers in at least eight states controlled by the party are trying to seize more influence over the mechanics of voting, in an effort that could further undermine the country’s democratic norms.

#elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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.

#elections-secretary-of-state, #endorsements, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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.

#abrams-stacey-y, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-senate, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #sterling-gabriel-1970, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies

Fani Willis has opened a criminal investigation into efforts by the Trump camp to overturn the former president’s loss in Georgia. In an interview, Ms. Willis described a wide-ranging inquiry.

#elections-district-attorneys, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #willis-fani-t

Georgia Prosecutors Open Criminal Investigation of Trump Phone Call

Fulton County prosecutors have sent letters to state officials instructing them to preserve documents related to the January call, win which former President Donald J. Trump’s asked the Georgia secretary of state to “find” votes.

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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

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

A Bipartisan Case for Impeaching Trump and Barring Him From Office

It’s not a complex case. There’s no real reason for the Senate not to try him immediately.

#constitution-us, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #raffensperger-brad, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Georgia, Trump’s Attacks on Election Still Haunt Republicans

In the aftermath of President Trump’s efforts to subvert the election, state officials face harassment and threats, and a district attorney is weighing an inquiry into the president’s actions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #georgia, #impeachment, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Lawyer on Trump Election Call Quits Firm After Uproar

The law firm, Foley & Lardner, had distanced itself from Cleta Mitchell after a recording of the call revealed she helped the president pressure Georgia elections officials.

#legal-profession, #mitchell-cleta, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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President Trump vs. Democracy

A republic works only when the losers of elections accept the results and the legitimacy of their opponents.

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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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Can Only Republicans Legitimately Win Elections?

Trump and many of the G.O.P.’s leaders seem to think so, with ominous consequences for the future.

#absentee-voting, #cotton-tom, #elections-house-of-representatives, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Late Night Returns in Time for Another Perfect Trump Call

Just as the hosts’ holiday break was ending, President Trump asked Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” some more votes for him.

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Target Trump’s ‘Perfect’ Georgia Call

Just as the hosts’ holiday break was ending, President Trump asked Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” some more votes for him.

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To Defend Democracy, Investigate Trump’s Georgia Call

There needs to be a cost to trying to overthrow an election.

#corruption-institutional, #elections, #georgia, #impeachment, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Is It Too Late to Impeach Trump Again?

The president showed this weekend that he still has Georgia on his mind.

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Transcript: President Trump’s Phone Call With Georgia Election Officials

The president pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results of the election in an hourlong phone conversation. Here is a transcript of the audio recording.

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