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Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over.

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Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party.

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  Florida’s ongoing recount battle heads back to a courtroom Wednesday. Lawyers for Democrats will ask a federal judge to set aside the state law mandating that mailed-in votes be thrown out if the signature on the envelope doesn’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is the latest skirmish in Florida’s legally […]

The post Florida’s partisan recount battle goes back to court appeared first on theGrio.

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Black women were big winners during the 2018 midterm elections, but there was one we couldn’t keep our eyes off as the results rolled in. After keeping a slightly lower profile since the fallout following the Democratic National Committee debacles of 2016, Donna Brazile reemerged with a stunning new look last Tuesday,…

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  Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of a […]

The post Brian Kemp says he’s Georgia’s next governor and Democrats say prove it appeared first on theGrio.

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After the midterm elections, 19 Black women ran for various judicial seats in Harris County, Texas and won.

The post All 19 Black women ran for judicial seats in Houston during midterms and won appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which was a huge victory, but beloved candidates like Andrew Gillum, running for governor in Florida, or Beto O’Rourke, who was challenging Ted “I’m totally not the Zodiac killer” Cruz for a seat in Congress, lost. The verdict is still…

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It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support behind Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, reactions were mixed, to say the least. Self-affirmed stans of the superstar praised their queen, while others understandably asked why she’d…

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In the weeks before the midterm elections, America was rocked by three separate acts of domestic terrorism. One, which took place in my hometown, was the deadliest act of anti-semitism in American history. Another was the biggest mass assassination attempt in American history. And then there was the killing of two…

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Andrew Gillum may not be Florida’s first black governor, but he still had an encouraging message of perseverance and endurance for his supporters during his concession speech to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis.

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Leave it to Beyoncé to debut an eleventh-hour drop—though this time, it wasn’t a surprise single. Instead, the Queen gave a last-minute endorsement to Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who’s challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz today in the midterms in her home state of Texas where, according to The Cut,…

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ALBANY, Ga.— Glenn Singfield, Sr. takes a lot of pride in the racially diverse clientele that enjoys his meals at Albany Seafood Company, a family-owned business that’s been around since 2014.

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Tonight, America is finally united with a collective case of bubbleguts as we wait to see if the country will reject free health care, tax breaks for the wealthy and the politics of fear and have some common sense for the first time.

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10. To direct passive-aggressive subs at significant others.

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A few weeks ago I attended a briefing with former Attorney General, Eric Holder, about the 2018 midterms, and without a shred of hyperbole in his voice, he told those of us in attendance that these upcoming elections may be some of the most important of our lifetime. The urgency in Holder’s voice that afternoon can be […]

The post 5 reasons why NOT voting in the 2018 midterms may get you canceled appeared first on theGrio.

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Fun fact: Despite voting early, I’ve been proudly holding onto my unworn “I Voted, Did You?” wristband for two weeks now, just waiting to wear it on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in solidarity with my fellow voters.

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LEARY, Ga.—Joyce Barlow had barely warmed her pew seat at Mt. Zion Baptist Church before having to deal with health scares affecting two members of the congregation.

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  With a crowd of supporters cheering him on, Andrew Gillum cast his ballot for governor of Florida this morning at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, FL. Gillum paused to speak with reporters after casting his vote from himself in Florida’s closely watched gubernatorial race. He joked that he tried to look at his […]

The post Andrew Gillum Sends Message to Trump and DeSantis: “The politics of hatred and separation have come to an end” appeared first on theGrio.

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On the eve of the 2018 midterm election, I wanted to take a moment to urge everyone to get out and take advantage of their right to vote.

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Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in Georgia, an armed militia has threatened violence if Stacey Abrams wins the governor’s race. In a since edited Facebook post, the far-right group III% Security Force Intel referred to the Democratic candidate as a “flag burning, gun grabbing, socialist bitch.” The group mentioned…

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As we approach this important midterm election, here are some special words of caution, inspiration and a reminder to the following communities about the importance of their vote.

The post Dear liberals, conservatives, Black folks, and millennials: This midterm message is just for you appeared first on theGrio.

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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who won’t allow bomb threats to intimidate her, is encouraging voters to “step up to the plate” on Election Day. The Root caught up with Auntie Maxine at this year’s Women in Media Awards in New York City.

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Writer Dustin Siebert tries to give you every reason why you've got to vote tomorrow before the polls close because the ramifications could be astronomical if you don't.

The post OPINION: The midterm election is your last chance, so don’t blow it appeared first on theGrio.

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The midterms are coming (Game of Thrones voice) and The Root wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to follow the the elections that matter. Do they all matter? Of course they don’t. Look, we know that isn’t the politically correct answer, but when has The Root ever worried about being politically correct? At…

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It all goes down next week. The long-awaited midterms are before us, and at the end of the day what will matter is who shows up – and who doesn’t.

The post 2018 midterms and beyond: Dems need to stop going high and start pushing back appeared first on theGrio.

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Andrew Gillum called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to declare a “state of emergency” after Markeis McGlockton was killed by gunfire this July. His killer, Michael Drejka, claimed he fired in self-defense after a parking lot dispute and initially dodged arrest under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. This incident brought…

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  In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election. Winfrey called Abrams a “changemaker” who represents the values of all Georgians. “I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that […]

The post Oprah, Pence offer competing visions of ‘Georgia values’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The Root’s Video Producer Felice Leon and I went to Harlem to ask black voters what issues they want to see addressed. We found people who were more than ready to get to the polls but, as important as these upcoming elections are, we still found some folks were not motivated to vote.

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Donald Trump has stepped up his anti-immigration tactics with a blatantly racist new ad featuring a twice-deported Mexican immigrant cop-killer, Luis Bracamontes.

The post Trump called racist AGAIN after tweeting campaign video featuring Mexican cop killer appeared first on theGrio.

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When Barack Obama won the Iowa presidential primary in 2008 and went on to win Super Tuesday, I prayed the brotha didn’t have a side piece the Republicans could pull out to dash his hopes for winning the White House. Barring Fox News’ misleading reporting of his former pastor’s “Goddamn America” sermon and…

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It’s the final push toward Election Day—and if voting isn’t already on your mind (girl, how?) and you haven’t had a chance to cast your ballot yet, Michelle Obama and her When We All Vote initiative have one final event for you: a digital telethon that anyone can participate in—because it doesn’t involve money.

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Insecure’s Kendrick Sampson doesn’t shy away from discussing politics or its impact on people’s daily lives. In fact, the actor and activist has been pretty outspoken about social issues such as police brutality and institutional racism.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Marissa Alexander knows politics. No political race—judgeship, state representative, national—nor proposed amendment escapes her notice. That’s why during this midterm election season, she has sat down her 18-year-old twins at the dinner table to go over everything—the amendments and candidates that…

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