Republicans have invested millions in nonwhite voter outreach ahead of the midterms

Republicans have invested millions in nonwhite voter outreach ahead of the midterms

This post was originally published on this site After making gains in 2020 among voters of color, Republicans have invested in expanding minority outreach centers in places like Georgia and Pennsylvania. It’s likely to continue into 2024. (Image credit: Ben Gray/AP)

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Timeline comes into focus for possible Trump prosecution in Georgia

Timeline comes into focus for possible Trump prosecution in Georgia

This post was originally published on this site A Georgia prosecutor offered a preview of where her investigation of former President Donald Trump is headed. Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis gave an update of the special grand jury investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, saying...

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Kemp and Abrams stake out health care and Medicaid expansion as wedge issue

Kemp and Abrams stake out health care and Medicaid expansion as wedge issue

This post was originally published on this site Sharp disagreement over whether to expand Medicaid in Georgia – a state with one of the highest uninsured rates in the country – was one of the defining issues in the governor’s race in 2018. Four years later, the long-simmering debate over...

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It’s the economy: Kemp, Abrams campaign on competing visions for Georgia’s surplus billions

It’s the economy: Kemp, Abrams campaign on competing visions for Georgia’s surplus billions

This post was originally published on this site Georgia has got a lot of extra money right now. If the state’s estimated $5 billion budget surplus were printed out in dollar bills, it would come up to just under 20 square miles, enough bills to carpet every square inch of...

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Judge rejects Lindsey Graham’s effort to avoid testifying before Georgia grand jury

Judge rejects Lindsey Graham’s effort to avoid testifying before Georgia grand jury

This post was originally published on this site A federal judge has denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’s attempt to avoid testifying before a Georgia grand jury. The South Carolina Republican had attempted to quash a subpoena for his testimony before a special grand jury called by Fulton County district attorney Fani...

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Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time

Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time

The close race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could lead to a situation in which a January runoff in Georgia decides control of the Senate for the second consecutive time, Politico reports.
Analysts from across the political spectrum expect the race to be close. Two polls from late July showed Warnock leading the former NFL star 48-45 and 46-42, respectively. In both cases, the pastor-turned-senator’s edge was within the margin of error.
The problem is, thanks to the roughly 3 percent of voters who favor Libertarian Chase Oliver, neither major party candidate is on track to clear 50 percent. In that case, Warnock and Walker would face one another in a runoff in January.
That’s exactly what happened last election cycle, when Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Warnock beat out then-Sen. David Purdue (R) in a special election. These two narrow victories, coming on the heels of President Biden’s win in November, handed Democrats their current trifecta.
Republicans are almost certain to take back the House in November but face a far narrower path to reclaiming the Senate. Depending on how races in states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania turn out, there’s a strong possibility that, come January, we might all be obsessively hitting “refresh” on the Georgia election results page once again.

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Georgia says an ‘unborn child’ can be claimed as a dependent on state taxes

Georgia says an ‘unborn child’ can be claimed as a dependent on state taxes

This post was originally published on this siteGeorgians can now claim an “unborn child” as a dependent on their state taxes, the state’s Department of Revenue announced this week.

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Georgia judge upholds decision to keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on ballot

Georgia judge upholds decision to keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on ballot

This post was originally published on this siteA Georgia judge on Monday upheld Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s eligibility to run for reelection, handing another defeat to the activist groups that have tried to use the US Constitution’s ban against insurrectionists holding office to disqualify GOP candidates.

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Hershel Walker gets flagged for campaign filing omission as Georgia Senate race heats up

Hershel Walker gets flagged for campaign filing omission as Georgia Senate race heats up

This post was originally published on this site Republican senate candidate Herschel Walker is once again facing scrutiny over a finance disclosure originally filed in December, and a left-leaning political action committee is renewing its call for an investigation. End Citizens United asked the U.S. Department of Justice in April...

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Judge orders Lindsey Graham to testify before grand jury in Trump election probe

Judge orders Lindsey Graham to testify before grand jury in Trump election probe

This post was originally published on this siteA judge ordered Sen. Lindsey Graham to testify in front of a special grand jury investigating Trump’s alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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