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Why do Georgia’s voting stickers now say, “I secured my vote”?
In 2020, the stickers handed out at polling places across Georgia began showing signs of anxiety—relatable, for sure. Previously a cheery illustration of a peach beneath the phrase “I’m a Georgia voter,” the item acquired another sentence, in shoutier lettering: I SECURED MY VOTE! The update was introduced by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following a period of heightened attention to how Americans vote.
Georgia’s election laws take center stage at Secretary of State debate
Georgia's elections system played the starring role during Tuesday's Atlanta Press Club Secretary of State debate between Republican Brad Raffensperger, Democrat Bee Nguyen, and Libertarian Ted Metz, but abortion laws also made an appearance.
Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debates: While Republican hopefuls sparred on election conspiracies, Democrats swapped voting policy pitches
Primary debates for both Republican and Democratic Secretary of State candidates were held Monday, and while the Democratic contenders politely proposed elections system fixes, even teeing one another up for the occasional political lay-up, the Republican candidates bullied incumbent candidate Brad Raffensperger, pushing unsubstantiated claims of 2020 election fraud.
“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief
Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
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.
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.
Yes, it’s legal to record a phone call in Georgia without telling the other person
Donald Trump’s hour-long chat with Brad Raffensperger highlighted a detail in Georgia law. Let's learn about the “single-party consent” law.
Georgia’s Republican election officials earn plenty of attention for their anger over baseless voter fraud claims, but little action from those they criticize
Gabriel Sterling, the state's voting system implementation manager, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have both made national headlines and earned social media fame as they've spoken against their own party's unfounded claims of voter fraud. But nothing has changed for the people they criticize.
How is Fulton County preventing an election day disaster?
Voter roll purges, long lines at some precincts, late results. Will the Fulton County and state officials who oversee voter registration and the polls redeem themselves on November 3?
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, March 25
On Tuesday, more cities enacted "stay at home" orders, the Waffle House index rose, and MARTA made some changes. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.
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