Kasim Reed launches comeback campaign for Atlanta mayor

Kasim Reed launches comeback campaign for Atlanta mayor

Kasim Reed filed paperwork on Monday to launch his bid for a third term as Atlanta mayor, and intends to officially announce his decision during his 52nd birthday party on June 10, according to two sources with direct knowledge of his campaign plans.
Keisha Lance Bottoms won't seek re-election Atlanta mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she will not seek re-election

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election in November, a surprising move by the popular though politically vulnerable incumbent that opens wide the race to lead Atlanta.

60 Voices: Jim Galloway and Greg Bluestein on covering Georgia politics

AJC legend Jim Galloway and AJC chief political reporter Greg Bluestein on national political superstars, the state's shift to purple, and why "Georgia is the nexus now."
Atlanta's New Way: 60 voices on the city's past, present, and future

60 Voices: Sam Massell and Andre Dickens on city government

During his term as Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, the city’s first Jewish mayor, Sam Massell, oversaw the campaign to create MARTA; began construction of the Omni, the city’s first enclosed sports coliseum; increased contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses; and appointed the first woman member of the Atlanta City Council. Since defeating a three-term incumbent to join the Atlanta City Council in 2013, Andre Dickens has become one of the legislative body’s most vocal champions of affordable housing, transit improvement, and equity.
Atlanta loses 2021 MLB All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game is pulling out of metro Atlanta due to the new voting laws

"Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support," said the MLB commissioner in a statement.
Here's what's going on with voting legislation in Georgia

Here’s what’s going on with voting legislation in Georgia and why opponents say it’s clear “voter suppression”

After Monday's Crossover Day, 12 different bills remain alive in the House and Senate and could make a variety of drastic changes to Georgia's elections laws, including doing away with no-excuse absentee voting, requiring absentee voter ID, restricting the locations of ballot drop boxes, and limiting the hours for early voting. Republicans in support of the bills say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of elections; Democrats say the bills are clearly voter suppression tactics.

Elections, online betting, citizen’s arrest: Georgia’s General Assembly enters the final stretch for 2021

What survived and what didn't on Crossover Day 2021, a.k.a. the day a bill must pass either the Georgia House or Senate in order to have a chance at becoming law.
Richard Barron board votes to fire

Fulton elections board votes to fire Director Rick Barron; fate remains in limbo

Despite support from staff and recent voting improvements, the board of registration and elections blames Director Rick Barron for past election struggles
Gabriel Sterling

Gabriel Sterling on death threats, the Dark Side, and America’s redemptive potential

You don’t expect someone with a title like “voting system implementation manager” to end up on 60 Minutes. But Gabriel Sterling was jolted into the national spotlight after disputing the deluge of misinformation regarding election integrity.
Fulton County Elections 2020 Election

Inside the battle for Fulton County’s votes

Reporter Johnny Kauffman spent four months embedded in the Fulton County elections department as its staff fought to protect democracy and their own lives—all while the eyes of the world were on Georgia.

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