Georgia

Sylvester Turner and Amber McReynolds

Augusta, Houston mayors on voter experience: Communication is key

BY: - October 22, 2021

This year’s elections will be the first important test for a new state law in Georgia that places new restrictions on voting, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis said during a Friday morning panel in downtown Denver. “Senate Bill 202, the trial run for that is in these mayoral elections and in these county elections that are […]

U.S. Department of Justice takes Georgia to court over its elections law

BY: - June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia to overturn a sweeping elections law passed in March, with a legal challenge that alleges the new statute violates the federal Voting Rights Act. The federal lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to Senate Bill […]

No, Colorado voting laws aren’t more restrictive than Georgia’s

BY: - April 6, 2021

Colorado sports fans will get an unexpected treat this summer when Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Coors Field on July 13, the league officially announced on Tuesday. “This all moved very quickly,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a press conference Tuesday. “What usually takes months or even years to happen, happened in […]

Georgia’s runoff elections for U.S. Senate lure big PACs ready to spend cash

BY: - November 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — With two concurrent runoff elections that could swing the balance of the Senate, Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe, and a flurry of new super PACs are primed to get in on the action amid predictions of huge spending in the two races. Some come from political novices: […]

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]

U.S. Justice Department to send staff to monitor polling places in 18 states

BY: - November 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice will have staffers on the ground in 44 counties and cities across 18 states on Election Day, monitoring for violations of federal voting-rights laws — fewer states than in 2016. The localities this year are in battlegrounds like Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. […]