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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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On Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams revealed that she was told she wasn’t eligible to vote when she went to the polls to cast an in-person ballot in Georgia’s midterm election, providing her own example of how voter suppression tactics prevent thousands of people from voting.

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Stacey Abrams, a Georgia Democrat, came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor.

The post In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting-rights advocate appeared first on theGrio.

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Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

The post Stacey Abrams preparing unprecedented new legal challenge in Georgia race appeared first on theGrio.

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The president of straight white men continues to troll the rest of America because he makes no bones about being the president of straight white men. In his latest series of tweets—which, at this point, I think Sen. Lindsey Graham is just giving his phone to the president to let him tweet so that he doesn’t start…

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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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A day after declaring victory in a race that hasn’t been officially settled, Republican Brian Kemp resigned as Georgia Secretary of State Thursday noting that he’s burned enough votes to ensure that he will be the next governor of Georgia.

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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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Cuthbert, Ga.—Over the past two years, President Donald Trump has made a mockery of Christianity. His white evangelical supporters have aided and abetted him every step of the way. Though the God many of us have grown to know as kind, generous and forgiving, a different God has been erected by Trump and his…

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2018 Midterm Elections, Georgia, GOP, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Voter Suppression -

  ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state. An attorney for election-security advocates […]

The post Online voting system problems alleged in Georgia appeared first on theGrio.

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The office of Georgia Secretary of State, which is headed up by Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate running for governor in a hotly contested race, announced on Sunday an investigation into the state’s Democratic Party for unspecified cyber crimes, according to The Hill. The investigation stems from an alleged hack of the state’s voter registration system. […]

The post What part of the game is this? Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate investigates Dems for alleged ‘cyber crimes’ appeared first on theGrio.

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In a last-ditch effort to turn the tables on the election he has been accused of trying to steal ever since he became the state’s Republican nominee for Governor, Georgia’s Secretary of State announced that his office is investigating the Democratic party for an alleged attempt to hack the vote.

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Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams and told thousands of supporters that she is a “more hopeful vision” of government

The post Barack Obama praises Stacey Abrams, describes her as a ‘more hopeful vision’ appeared first on theGrio.

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On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor Ross issued a blow to the GOP when she ruled that Georgia must allow more than 3,000 people affected by the states “exact match” to vote in this year's midterm elections.

The post Judge deals blow against GOP, says Georgia must allow more than 3,000 to vote appeared first on theGrio.

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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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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence, the White House’s own version of Aaron Carter, was out stumping for Georgia gubernatorial candidate and current Georgia secretary of state and chief manipulator of votes, Brian Kemp.

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The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.

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After voters alerted the NAACP of irregularities with voting machines across Georgia, including vote-switching and touch screen malfunctions, the organization has filed complaints with the State Board of Elections for possible voter suppression tactics.

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  Democrat gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ first debate against the Trump-endorsed Brian Kemp was a showdown between the old South and a new progressive South last night in Atlanta. A panel of journalists, comprised of two white men, a Latina and a black female moderator, guided most of the conversation between the candidates (which included Ted Metz, […]

The post Stacey Abrams shines in Georgia gubernatorial debate calling out Brian Kemp for voter suppression appeared first on theGrio.

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After he was caught on tape for the second time telling supporters how worried he is about black people exercising their right to vote, Brian Kemp might need to change his name from “The Wizard of Voter Suppression,” to the “Self-Snitching King of the South.”

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In 2013, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shelby County v. Holder case weakened key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The post Protecting the Black vote ahead of the 2018 midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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Once Stacey Abrams becomes the next governor of Georgia and the first black female governor in the country, I expect one of the big movie houses to start working on a script of the historic election.

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2018 Midterm Elections, Democrats, Georgia, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams -

Democrats haven’t won a major statewide office in Georgia since 2000, but this year’s gubernatorial race in the state is a tossup.

The post Georgia’s gubernatorial race could be a bellwether for Democrats nationally appeared first on theGrio.

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Authorities continue the search for a second teenage suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer near a school northeast of Atlanta.

The post Chief: Officer kills man accused of killing Georgia officer appeared first on theGrio.

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Georgia officials have enforced the state’s “use it or lose it” law, which purges people from voter rolls if they failed to vote in prior elections, and many city officials are concerned about the long-term impact. According to The Hill, an APM Reports analysis found that 107,000 people were removed under the law, which starts […]

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We really need to stop pushing this narrative that Georgia is trying to prevent 107,000 people from voting. Sure, Republican Brian Kemp is Georgia’s secretary of state and is currently running against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who, if elected would become the first black governor is the history of the United States.

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has taken down an ad from his office's site that was criticized for seeming to discourage African Americans from early voting.

The post GOP candidate Brian Kemp takes down controversial ad that seemingly discouraged Black people from early voting appeared first on theGrio.

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Georgia's capital city, Atlanta, ranks number one among the top 10 worst cities with the greatest income disparity.

The post Atlanta has the worst income inequality in the country appeared first on theGrio.

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