Article: Georgia governor on growing backlash to election reform law: ‘We are not backing down’

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Georgia governor on growing backlash to election reform law: ‘We are not backing down’

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday said state Republican leaders are not buckling under the growing pressure from activists and corporations opposed to the state’s recent election reform law.

“I can tell you, we are not backing down,” Kemp told Tucker Carlson on Fox News when asked about the controversy.

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Article: Expand access? A historic restriction? What the Georgia voting law really does.

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Expand access? A historic restriction? What the Georgia voting law really does.

Opponents of Georgia’s new elections law call it a blatant attack on voting rights, aimed specifically at suppressing the minority vote that helped propel Joe Biden’s presidential win and gave Democrats two critical seats in the U.S. Senate.

Backlash from the corporate world has been growing, and on Friday Major League Baseball announced it was moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to the law. President Biden said last week the law amounts to “Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” calling it “un-American” and “sick.

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Article: Elections officials fear Georgia law could politicize voting operations

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Elections officials fear Georgia law could politicize voting operations

Election officials in conservative and liberal parts of Georgia say a new law allowing a Republican-controlled state agency to take over local voting operations could make the process too partisan.

Voting rights advocates have also warned that the provision, part of sweeping voting restrictions signed into law last week by Governor Brian Kemp, targets Democratic bastions such as Atlanta’s Fulton County that helped deliver the party control of the White House and Congress in recent elections.

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Article: Georgia governor admits that controversial election law has nothing to do with voter fraud

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Georgia governor admits that controversial election law has nothing to do with voter fraud

Georgia’s governor has admitted that a controversial election bill he signed into law amid Donald Trump’s false claims of voting irregularities “has nothing to do with potential fraud”.

Experts described it as an “important admission” by Republican Brian Kemp in an interview with WABE radio, after the governor signed sweeping ballot restrictions into law last week amid protests and outrage from across the US.

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Debate continues on Georgia’s newly signed election reform bill

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Debate continues on Georgia’s newly signed election reform bill

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill Thursday that will make changes to the state’s election process.

The Republican-sponsored bill comes after a record-breaking turnout that led to Democratic victories in the presidential contest and two U.S. Senate runoffs. “I applaud the governor for signing this bill,” U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said. “One of the most egregious bills I’ve seen in 20 years,” state Rep. Al Williams said.

Mixed feelings toward Georgia’s new election law. “It actually expands voting,” Rep. Carter said. State Republican lawmakers who voted for the bill say the law increases accessibility to voters. Rep. Carter does not vote on state laws but agrees and supports the changes.

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Article: Georgia Sen. Warnock Under Investigation For Voter Registration Misconduct

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Georgia Sen. Warnock Under Investigation For Voter Registration Misconduct

The Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with an investigation of U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) for his role serving as board chairman of a voter registration organization founded by Stacey Abrams that election officials say failed to follow deadlines, in what appears to be the latest legal step in the ongoing feud between the progressive Abrams and the state’s Republican election officials.

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Article: Georgia’s Election Audit in Cobb Co. Reveals ‘No Evidence of Fraud’

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Georgia’s Election Audit in Cobb Co. Reveals ‘No Evidence of Fraud’

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released its findings from an audit of absentee ballots in Cobb County.

The director says they found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election and only two absentee ballots that were improperly counted.The director says one voter had signed the wrong side of the envelope and one had had their spouse sign the envelope.

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Article: Georgia election-fraud lawsuit dismissed, presidential election results set for second certification

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Georgia election-fraud lawsuit dismissed, presidential election results set for second certification

Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results are set to be certified again after a federal judge in Atlanta dismissed a major lawsuit Monday that sought to overturn the results and declare President Donald Trump the winner.

Judge Timothy Batten of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that the suit by attorney Sidney Powell was filed too late and sought “perhaps the most extraordinary relief ever sought in any federal court in connection with an election.”

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Article: Georgia county recertifies election results, rejecting fraud claims tied to viral video

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Georgia county recertifies election results, rejecting fraud claims tied to viral video

One Georgia county recertified its election results on Friday as Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office debunked a recently surfaced video that appeared to show illegal ballot-counting without supervisors.

The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections adjourned a meeting Friday in which members voted to recertify the results of the 2020 presidential race in favor of President-elect Joe Biden in a 3-2 voice vote.

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