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Once again, Georgia is at the center of the biggest story in American politics, after former President Donald Trump and 18 others were indicted in an alleged attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. This is the fourth indictment for Trump this year—here is what is unique about the Fulton County case, including that it could be televised and a conviction here would be more difficult to pardon.
What do Atlanta Public Schools teachers, “Cop City” forest defenders, the rappers Young Thug and Gunna, and former president Donald Trump have in common? All have been—or may be—prosecuted under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, aka RICO.
As Georgia's Election Day nears, voters are bombarded with political ads making claims about why any given candidate's opponent is the enemy. We fact-checked some of the biggest claims making the rounds in these ads, including the claim that Raphael Warnock gave money to felons, Brian Kemp's official position on contraception access, and who's getting rich.
Burt Jones ducks questions on 2020 election interference at Georgia lieutenant governor candidate debate
In December 2020, state Senator Burt Jones played a crucial role in the plot to keep then President Donald Trump in power, misrepresenting himself—alongside 15 other Trump allies—as a certified elector by filing paperwork that incorrectly claimed the leader of the MAGA movement had won Georgia. But Jones didn’t want to talk about election interference allegations, which have made him a target in the state’s sprawling election probe, during the Atlanta Press Club’s lieutenant governor candidate debate Tuesday.
Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves
As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
Toting tired election fraud conspiracies, Republican candidates angle for Governor Kemp’s seat at debate
Sunday's Atlanta Press Club debate was dominated by bogus claims about the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, with the Republican candidates mostly unified behind the fact that no matter what, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams cannot become governor.
In his new book, Flipped, AJC political reporter Greg Bluestein breaks down how Georgia Democrats pulled off their 2020 triple victory. He chatted with us about chronicling the historic race and what's next for Georgia politics.
“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.