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Brian Kemp campaigned—and won—at a distance from Herschel Walker. What does that mean for Walker’s Senate runoff?
Despite a high-profile challenge from Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp won re-election by seven points, a wider margin than in 2018. The rest of the Republican ticket rode his coattails to victory—everyone but Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who’ll head to a runoff against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, in a race that could, once again, decide party control of the Senate.
Tuesday night marked the second time Stacey Abrams had come up short in a bid to claim the state’s top job, after losing to Brian Kemp in 2018, and she lost this year’s election by a wider margin. Speaking to voters at her watch party, Abrams said, “While I may not have crossed the finish line, it does not mean we will ever stop running for a better Georgia.”
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.
There are, at last count, more than 7 million registered voters in Georgia; roughly an eighth of them—more than 800,000—are between the ages of 18 and 24. The state’s youngest voting cohort, all members of Generation Z, is distinct from the rest of the electorate by several measures.
Curious about those ballot questions this midterm? Here’s what they mean, from constitutional amendments to the City of Atlanta special referendum.
Climate change is on the ballot this November—and every elected official in Georgia has a role to play in fighting it
Despite another year of extreme heat, storms, floods, and wildfires, the climate crisis is still a neglected topic in electoral politics. But state leaders, from the governor on down, should be taking action.
Commissioner of What? Your guide to the lesser-known officers on your ballot, what they do, and why it matters
Political positions like State School Superintendent and Commissioner of Agriculture may not get the same level of airtime as the big-ticket races, but these offices are vitally important, and the elected officials who win them influence the lives of millions of Georgians. Check out this guide to Georgia’s down-ballot races: the office, what it does and doesn’t do, and why it matters for you and your neighbors.
Abortion has been a cornerstone issue in every contest this election season, but in the race for attorney general, it’s built most of the foundation. Georgia’s new abortion ban—and whether to defend it in court—has dominated the fight between incumbent Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Jen Jordan, an attorney and current state senator for District 6.
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.
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.
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