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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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This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two.

The post Midterms reveal South split along urban, rural differences appeared first on theGrio.

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  Despite the fact that voter turnout showed a significant increase during the 2018 midterm elections than in other midterms in the past 50 years, Black voters weren’t necessarily any more involved than usual. Nationally speaking, the turnout of 49.2 percent was higher than some estimates prior to the election, and not since 1966 has […]

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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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  It’s been a hard-fought battle for Stacey Abrams to get every vote counted in the Georgia’s governor’s race, and she’s leading the charge for change in how this election allowed Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to use his position to suppress voters’ rights to give him an edge in the race for governor. While Republicans refuse to […]

The post Dems to Investigate Voter Suppression in Stacey Abrams Governor’s Race appeared first on theGrio.

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A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

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A new election ruling passed down by a Georgia federal judge could be significant for the Stacey Abrams campaign.

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It's been five days since Georgia residents hit the polls to elect Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, or Ted Metz as their new governor.

The post Stacey Abrams supporters still enthusiastic as vote counting continues appeared first on theGrio.

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Every once in a while, some combination of external circumstance and internal conviction force the truth out of the mouths of our politicians. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, during an interview with the Daily Beast, let slip an important nugget of truth lost on the majority of the electorate: Racist voters cost black

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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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Everyone is basking in the moment. After two years of Donald Trump, Republican-controlled everything, many dangerous setbacks, a rollback of protections and a toxic environment, Democrats finally got a win on Tuesday! After securing control of the House and garnering several governorships, Democrats got a semblance of a check on this President. But before you […]

The post OP-ED: After the Midterms: The fight has just begun 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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We faced big wins and losses on election night. Mayor Andrew Gillum, delivered an emotional promise to his supporters after conceding to his opponent, Ron DeSantis and reminded  Floridians that he isn’t going anywhere and the fight continues. Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, and Brian Kemp are still in a tight race. Polls have Kemp leading 51 to 48 […]

The post The Download | November 7th: Election night wins and losses + Florida approves Amendment 4 appeared first on theGrio.

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The Stacey Abrams watch party at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta had more mood swings than a 13-year-old boy at his first homecoming dance.

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  Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has put up quite a fight against her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp. By early Wednesday morning, she was trailing Kemp 48 to 51 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting. However, she delivered a powerful speech that proved she hasn’t counted herself out of the hotly contested race. “I want to say this: if I […]

The post Stacey Abrams refuses to concede hotly contested Georgia governor race: “Votes remain to be counted” appeared first on theGrio.

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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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  Dave Chappelle is doing his part to get people to the polls on Tuesday. The comedian has been making personal phone calls to Maryland voters to encourage them to cast their vote for his longtime friend, and Democratic nominee for governor, Ben Jealous.  “Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle said in a video […]

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It’s Election Day and theGrio is doing LIVE coverage from Florida and Georgia– two of the most important races in the country. Last night at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU),  students and community members rallied for Andrew Gillum in a special concert hosted by Angela Rye and Diddy— special guests included FAMU alum, Will Packer, […]

The post The Download | November 6th: FAMU’s special rally and concert for Andrew Gillum + You can still register to vote today in many States appeared first on theGrio.

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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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Despite typically low numbers during midterm elections, Black voters are already showing up to the polls. In the state of Florida– there has been an increase in the early ballots casted by Black Democrats. According to the Florida Democratic Party, in 2014, 344,352 African American Democrats cast ballots early. In 2018, that number is 474,455 and that doesn’t […]

The post The Download | November 5th: Increase in the early ballots cast by Black democrats in FL. + Rihanna endorses gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum appeared first on theGrio.

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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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  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 […]

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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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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

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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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