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Thomas Lake

The first book about the 2016 election is already out (and it’s by an Atlanta Magazine alum)

On the night of the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Lake was in CNN’s studio in Washington, D.C., watching Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, and the rest of the network’s politics team narrate the craziest story in modern American electoral history. For the past 18 months, he’d been working full-time on a book about the election—a book that audaciously (or insanely, depending on your perspective) was designed to be released just a week after the election. Yes, a week.
Atlantans on the election

Our voices: 17 metro Atlantans explain what Trump’s victory means to them

For the past two days, our photographer and writer traveled across metro Atlanta to talk to people about how they’re feeling after the election, and what a Trump administration will mean for America.
Donald Trump

Commentary: Why I dread raising my daughters in the age of Trump

My daughters are three and six years old, and today I had to face them.
Atlanta Streetcar

Will voters decide to double down on the Atlanta Streetcar?

Streetcar boosters believe the referendums, if approved, could shift the conversation away from its early troubles. When the first trolley rolled out in December 2014, the project was already more than a year and a half behind schedule, and construction costs had ballooned from an estimated $69 million to more than $98 million, with federal grants covering less than half the price tag.

This is the perfect jacket for Election Day

“There was so much interest in the election from the beginning, I wanted to bring some of that into a suit lining,” says Neil Balani, owner and head stylist of HKT Custom Clothiers.
Voting guide Atlanta

A quick reference sheet for Atlantans on Election Day

Even setting aside the appalling presidential race, Tuesday’s election is set to be a complicated and convoluted voter experience, with no fewer than four state constitutional amendments and an array of local referenda. To make your experience a little easier, here’s a brief guide to the ballot items facing most metro Atlantans.
Gold Dome

Commentary: Why Georgia’s most important decision on Election Day isn’t Trump or Clinton

The outcome of the vote on Amendment 3 will determine the survival of a little known, but critically important state entity known as the Judicial Qualifications Commission (the “JQC”).
Is it illegal to take a photo with voting ballot in Georgia?

PSA: In Georgia, it’s illegal to take a selfie with your voting ballot

A word to the wise: No matter how proud you are to cast your vote on November 8, keep your iPhone in your pocket and do not follow the lead of Justin Timberlake.
Will Georgia turn blue?

Peach State in Play: What will it mean if Georgia turns blue this election?

Could Georgia’s 16 electoral votes actually go for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in 20 years? According to political strategists on both sides of the aisle, the short answer is yes—or, at least, maybe.
Power Erick Erickson

The uncompromising conservatism of Erick Erickson

In a lengthy discussion with Atlanta magazine, Erickson reflects on the now-infamous RedState Gathering, the international origins of his fascination with American politics, his own experience as an elected official, and his long-term aspirations.

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