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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.
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.
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.
Georgia goes blue for the first time since 1992
It's been 28 years since Georgia elected a Democratic president (Bill Clinton in 1992), something that has only happened three times in recent history.
How Atlanta reacted to Joe Biden’s presidential victory
Biden supporters celebrated from Freedom Park to Midtown to Decatur, while Trump supporters gathered and protested outside the Georgia Capitol.
Vote! Everything you need to know on Election Day 2020 in Atlanta
Where do I go to vote in Atlanta? Where do I find results? How long will it take to get results in Georgia? How do I get to the polls? This election is an important one—don't miss out.
Kamala Harris makes her pitch to Atlanta University Center students
In a 25-minute speech during a campaign rally aimed at Gen Z students, Kamala Harris spoke about her plans for the pandemic, supporting environmental justice, attacking racial injustice, and investing in working families.
In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences
Laura Phelan sees her small friend group as a microcosm of her church family—and perhaps a microcosm of the country, politically. One woman casts her vote according to convictions related to social justice and climate change; another is fiscally conservative and supports whichever party’s tax plan makes most sense for her family.
There’s a generational divide between Black Democrats. How will that play out at the polls—and at home?
Nationally, the political divide between younger and older Black voters is more vast than the divide between younger and older white ones. According to national polls conducted late this summer, white “likely voters” between the ages of 18 to 29 were more likely to support Biden than those over 65, but the opposite was true of Black voters: Biden had stronger support from older Blacks than from younger ones, with a wider margin separating them compared to their white counterparts.
It’s increasingly rare for a marriage to cross party lines. Can such couples offer us hope?
Going into the relationship, Dave and Jessica knew they had their differences. He’s Black, and she’s white. He’s a 50-year-old Gen Xer; she’s a 38-year-old Millennial. But to many people, the difference that’s most surprising isn’t any of these: It’s that he’s a Republican, and she’s a Democrat.
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