John Eastman Proposed Challenging Georgia Senate Elections in Search of Fraud

On the day of President Biden’s inauguration, John Eastman suggested looking for voting irregularities in Georgia — and asked for help being paid the $270,000 he billed the Trump campaign.

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When Republicans Backed Herschel Walker, They Embraced a Double Standard

It’s hard to imagine support for a white candidate so unsuited for the role.

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‘The Senate Needs a Soul’

Senator Raphael Warnock discusses the Jan. 6 hearings, Georgia politics and his history-making journey to the Senate.

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Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention

Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.

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Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else

Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden’s low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.

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Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.

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On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

Georgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.

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Herschel Walker’s Senate Bid in Georgia Is Powered by Fandom

The football-star-turned-candidate has been converting Bulldogs fans into supporters. But some Republicans worry voters are blinded by his celebrity.

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Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

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Three Black Senators Play Outsized Roles in Voting Rights Debate

Senators Cory Booker, Tim Scott and Raphael Warnock brought vastly different perspectives to proceedings that highlighted the Senate’s striking lack of diversity.

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Republicans Block a Second Voting Rights Bill in the Senate

Democrats hope that a filibuster of a measure named for former Representative John Lewis of Georgia, the civil rights icon, will help build momentum for a change in Senate rules.

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Republicans Are Expected to Block a Second Voting Rights Bill in the Senate

Democrats hope that a filibuster of a measure named for former Representative John Lewis of Georgia, the civil rights icon, will help build momentum for a change in Senate rules.

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Democrats’ Bill Would Cover Poor Uninsured Adults, Up to a Point

The $1.85 trillion social policy bill would provide free private health insurance for more than two million adults locked out of coverage, but only for four years.

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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.

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In Setback for Trump, Doug Collins Will Not Run in Georgia in 2022

Mr. Collins, a former Republican congressman and ardent defender of former President Trump, was seen as an experienced potential challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock or Gov. Brian Kemp.

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A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.

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A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.

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‘This Is Jim Crow in New Clothes’

Senator Raphael Warnock’s first speech on the Senate floor brought the past into the present.

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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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Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

The announcement came just a week after Mr. Perdue, a former senator and Republican, said he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.

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David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

Mr. Perdue, who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, is taking the first step in the Republican Party’s effort to try to win back a Senate seat in 2022.

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How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher in a Democratic Senate

Senator Raphael Warnock was sworn in this week as Georgia’s first Black senator, and he arrived with a canny canine assist.

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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.

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Raphael Warnock and the Legacy of Racial Tyranny

His victory in the Georgia Senate runoff made history, and also echoed it.

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Proud Boys Supporter With 1,000 Rifle Rounds Made Threats, U.S. Says

Prosecutors said Eduard Florea threatened violence against the Rev. Raphael Warnock in online messages on the day of the Capitol riot.

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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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Trump incites mob at the Capitol on the same day as Democrats take Georgia

In the wake of the attack on the Capitol, Michelle Cottle joins Ross and Michelle to look at what comes next.

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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.

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A Democratic Triumph in Georgia, Overshadowed by Right-Wing Violence in Washington

One January day encapsulated the politics of progress and grievance that have defined the presidency of Donald Trump.

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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.

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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.

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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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For Democrats in Georgia, ‘There’s No Going Back’

The Democratic showing in the Senate races on Tuesday confirmed that Georgia’s metamorphosis from conservative bastion to battleground state was complete.

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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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A Historic Night in Georgia

As the results from two highly anticipated runoff elections roll in, control of the Senate appears to be within reach for the Democrats.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Phone Calls, Texts and Tinder — Georgia Campaigns Court Young Voters

As vast resources and hundreds of millions of dollars have been pumped into Georgia for the Senate runoffs, few groups have been as vigorously pursued as the state’s young voters.

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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.

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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.

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