Article: Republicans Crush Democrats In Georgia Special Election

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Republicans Crush Democrats In Georgia Special Election

After a dismal showing in 2020, Georgia Republicans are finally on the rebound.

The vote came back on Tuesday in a Georgia special election held over a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives with a landslide victory for the Republican candidate.

In a poll shift that greatly upset Democrats, Republican Devan Seabaugh won a decisive victory against Democrat Priscilla Smith in a crushing result of 26 percentage points, 63% to 37%. In 2020, Rep. Bert Reeves, a Republican, won only by 12% but left the seat to take a job at Georgia Tech, per the Daily Wire.

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Article: Senate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy

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Senate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy

As Democrats kick off a debate over voting rights, Schumer said, “Failure is not an option.” But the path forward is murky at best.

Senate Democrats made a major commitment to muscle through Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ethics and voting reform bill. Yet many say they have no idea how to pass it and wonder what exactly the end game is for a signature Democratic priority. Democrats are preparing to kick off a sensitive internal debate over the issue this month as the Senate Rules Committee takes up the sprawling House package. But no Republicans support it, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) hasn’t signed on and at least a half-dozen Democrats have issues with the bill, according to senators and aides. That’s not to mention the constraints of the filibuster in a 50-50 Senate.

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Article: Democrats Are Short on Votes and Long on Irony

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Democrats Are Short on Votes and Long on Irony

The party’s signature election-reform bill faces long odds in Congress, in part because of the problems it seeks to address.

Call it a catch-535: Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a huge slate of voting-related reforms, under the name of the For the People Act, or H.R. 1, that could aggressively reshape U.S. elections, change the way Americans vote, and also go a long way toward alleviating the Democratic Party’s structural electoral disadvantages. But the Democrats have to pass this bill with the tight margins they have in the House of Representatives and the Senate, thanks in part to the same structural disadvantages. The party finds itself short on votes and long on irony.

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Article: As restrictive voting bills multiply, GOP signals it won’t bow to corporate pressure

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As restrictive voting bills multiply, GOP signals it won’t bow to corporate pressure

As the backlash to Georgia’s restrictive voting law intensified last week with big corporations like Delta and Coca-Cola criticizing the law and Major League Baseball announcing it was moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, the politics of threats and counter threats became so fierce that it was difficult to determine whether the corporate moves were having their intended effect.

The newfound alliance of corporations and Democrats fighting to protect access to the vote sent a first warning shot to Republican-controlled legislatures around the country that there may be real economic consequences if they continue to pursue restrictive voting legislation under the false pretense of rooting out widespread voter fraud, which simply did not exist in the 2020 election despite former President Donald Trump’s efforts to gaslight the American people.

Article: How the For the People Act Would Revolutionize Voting

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How the For the People Act Would Revolutionize Voting

It’s been nearly three long months since H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act, was first introduced on the House floor on January 4. The bill, which would put in place uniform federal election rules for all 50 states, would also limit partisan gerrymandering, modernize voter registration, strengthen election security, enforce campaign finance laws, broaden access to the ballot, and simplify mail-in voting.

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Article: Georgia Gov. Kemp slams Biden after ‘Jim Crow’ dig at state’s voting laws

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Georgia Gov. Kemp slams Biden after ‘Jim Crow’ dig at state’s voting laws

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp fired back at President Biden for calling a new round of election reform laws passed by the state legislature as “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” saying the legislation actually expands voting.

“I can truthfully look in the camera and ask my African-American friends and other African-Americans in Georgia to simply find out what’s in the bill versus just this blank statement of this is Jim Crow or this is voter suppression, or this is racist, because it is not,” Kemp said during an interview Saturday on Fox News.

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Article: State lawmakers push wave of voting changes in wake of election

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State lawmakers push wave of voting changes in wake of election

A political tug-of-war playing out in statehouses across the U.S. likely will reshape the nation’s patchwork of voter access rules, and not for the better, according to some analysts.

A wave of Republican-sponsored bills that would restrict ballot access have been introduced in statehouses nationwide in the wake of historic turnout during the 2020 election.

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Article: 2020 election fraud charges in multiple states

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2020 election fraud charges in multiple states

So far, at least 8 cases involving multiple instances of alleged voter fraud in 2020 and other recent elections have been brought in Georgia, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania, Northern California and Mississippi.

Five people in Wheaton, Illinois were recently charged with multiple crimes involving election fraud during the 2020 general election.]

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Article: Georgia Republicans Turn Trump’s Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud Into an Electoral Strategy

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Georgia Republicans Turn Trump’s Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud Into an Electoral Strategy

On Monday, Georgia’s incumbent senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both Republicans, issued a joint statement calling on Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, who is also a Republican, to resign. “The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections,” Loeffler and Perdue insisted. They did not provide any evidence, nor did they question a specific result. Loeffler—who was appointed to the Senate late last year by Georgia’s governor, the Republican Brian Kemp, after the longtime senator Johnny Isakson retired—ran against twenty-one candidates in a special election this fall, and finished second, securing a spot in a January runoff, against the Democrat Raphael Warnock. Perdue, in his race, received about 1.5 per cent more of the vote than the Democrat Jon Ossoff, and about a third of a point less than the fifty per cent threshold required for victory by Georgia election law. (A libertarian, Shane Hazel, received about two per cent of the vote.) Perdue is headed to a runoff, too. Neither Perdue nor Loeffler is entitled to a recount; both candidates are already campaigning. Continue reading “Article: Georgia Republicans Turn Trump’s Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud Into an Electoral Strategy”

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: Trump claims voter fraud in Georgia Senate runoffs, Republican candidate calls for ‘transparency’

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Trump claims voter fraud in Georgia Senate runoffs, Republican candidate calls for ‘transparency’

Amid unsubstantiated voter fraud claims by the US president, Republican David Perdue’s campaign has called for “time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate.”

After multiple failed attempts to overturn the US presidential election results, President Donald Trump has now started suggesting voter fraud in Georgia Senate runoffs, which will decide the fate of president-elect Joe Biden’s agenda. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that the officials are “setting up” a “voter dump” against Republican candidates to get ahead in the final round of counting.

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