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Keisha Lance Bottoms won't seek re-election Atlanta mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she will not seek re-election

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election in November, a surprising move by the popular though politically vulnerable incumbent that opens wide the race to lead Atlanta.

60 Voices: Jim Galloway and Greg Bluestein on covering Georgia politics

AJC legend Jim Galloway and AJC chief political reporter Greg Bluestein on national political superstars, the state's shift to purple, and why "Georgia is the nexus now."
Here's what's going on with voting legislation in Georgia

Here’s what’s going on with voting legislation in Georgia and why opponents say it’s clear “voter suppression”

After Monday's Crossover Day, 12 different bills remain alive in the House and Senate and could make a variety of drastic changes to Georgia's elections laws, including doing away with no-excuse absentee voting, requiring absentee voter ID, restricting the locations of ballot drop boxes, and limiting the hours for early voting. Republicans in support of the bills say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of elections; Democrats say the bills are clearly voter suppression tactics.
Gabriel Sterling

Gabriel Sterling on death threats, the Dark Side, and America’s redemptive potential

You don’t expect someone with a title like “voting system implementation manager” to end up on 60 Minutes. But Gabriel Sterling was jolted into the national spotlight after disputing the deluge of misinformation regarding election integrity.

2021 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on civic leaders, government and politics, transportation, and utilities.
With all eyes on Georgia, Warnock wins and Ossoff ahead

Georgia Democrats Warnock and Ossoff win, will flip the U.S. Senate

The victory for both Warnock and Ossoff will lead to a 50-50 split for U.S. Senate control. With Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker, the Democrats will gain control of the Senate.
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.
Gaining Ground podcast

A new podcast explains Georgia’s current political climate by those who know it best: actual Georgians

Now that Georgia has captivated national attention, who better to explain this political phenomenon than the residents and journalists who have been living and working here? That was the primary goal of Gaining Ground: The New Georgia, a five-part podcast hosted by Atlanta natives Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker.
Blaire Erskine

Blaire Erskine is not a politician’s daughter. Or the Costco guy’s wife.

Atlanta comedian Blaire Erskine discusses becoming internet famous for her deadpan spoofs of 2020 tropes
Gabriel Sterling Georgia election

Georgia’s Republican election officials earn plenty of attention for their anger over baseless voter fraud claims, but little action from those they criticize

Gabriel Sterling, the state's voting system implementation manager, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have both made national headlines and earned social media fame as they've spoken against their own party's unfounded claims of voter fraud. But nothing has changed for the people they criticize.

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