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Fact-checking Georgia’s election season mudslinging

Fact-checking Georgia’s election season mudslinging

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.
A visit to the Trump grand jury

A visit to the Trump grand jury

Dispatches from Atlanta and beyond. Also in this month's edition: Big Lou the emu and a temple for napping.
Atlanta Press Club Georgia Lieutenant Governor Debate 2022

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.
Georgia 6th District Republican Primary Debate

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.
Atlanta Press Club Republican gubernatorial primary debate

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.
How Georgia became "the premier battleground state"

How Georgia became “the premier battleground state,” according to the AJC’s Greg Bluestein

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.
Bee Nguyen

“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.
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.
U.S. Capitol innsurrection 1906 Atlanta Race Riots

To understand the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Rage is uncontrolled lashing out at a perceived injustice. The mob in Atlanta acted out of grievances fueled by false claims from politicians and media. So did the mob in Washington D.C.
Yes, you can record phone calls without the other person's consent in 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.

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