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AP: Over 16 Million Ballots Have Been Cast In 31 States
Monday, November 03, 2014

AP: Over 16 Million Ballots Have Been Cast In 31 States

ATLANTA (AP) — More people have voted early in at least 10 states than in 2010, and Republicans and Democrats alike say the numbers show they have the advantage in key Senate and gubernatorial races heading into...

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest...

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NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”
Thursday, October 30, 2014

NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales of justice in...

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Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased...

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Deal, Carter Rally Base As Potential Runoff Looms
Monday, October 27, 2014

Deal, Carter Rally Base As Potential Runoff Looms

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia’s tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is...

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From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we...

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Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on...

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13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County
Monday, October 20, 2014

13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We...

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Weekend Voting Locations in Fulton DeKalb and Clayton Counties
Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Voting Locations in Fulton DeKalb and Clayton Counties

Fulton County registered voters can vote on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.    Nineteen locations will be open for early voting  October 25 – 26.Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than...

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Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday
Monday, October 20, 2014

Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday

Wearing their Sunday best they showed up to vote on Sunday. It’s a first for Georgia. Many came by car, with their horns blaring, to the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta. They were encouraged by...

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Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says ‘We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election’ As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia
Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says ‘We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election’ As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia

It’s what many in Georgia have waited for, Sunday voting. It begins this weekend, on Sunday, October 19, in Fulton County.Reverend Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, says...

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Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says “We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election” As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia
Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebenezer Pastor Raphael Warnock Says “We Have A Lot At Stake In This Election” As Sunday Voting Begins In Georgia

It’s what many in Georgia have waited for, Sunday voting. It begins this weekend, on Sunday, October 19, in Fulton County.Reverend Doctor Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, says...

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Fulton County Weekend Voting Locations
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fulton County Weekend Voting Locations

Fulton County registered voters can vote on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and next weekend.   Seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting October 18 and-19.  19 locations will be open for early...

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Democrats Signal Georgia Senate Race Still In Play
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Democrats Signal Georgia Senate Race Still In Play

ATLANTA (AP) — With an infusion of cash into the race for Georgia’s open Senate seat, national Democrats are signaling they believe the state is still in play with less than three weeks left before the Nov. 4...

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Early Voting Begins Monday October 13th
Friday, October 10, 2014

Early Voting Begins Monday October 13th

“If you don’t vote, you get what you get”, says DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May.Early voting begins on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Georgia for the November election. According to DeKalb County Director of...

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RNC Chairman: ‘We Need To Be A Party That Is Engaged Full Time In Black, Hispanic And Asian Communities’
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RNC Chairman: ‘We Need To Be A Party That Is Engaged Full Time In Black, Hispanic And Asian Communities’

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A GOP effort to send hundreds of party workers into minority communities across the country will continue long after this year’s midterm elections are over, the chairman of the Republican...

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Roland Martin: House Republicans Plan to Sue President Obama
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Roland Martin: House Republicans Plan to Sue President Obama

Today on #NewsOneNow, Roland Martin discussed his indignation with the House Republicans recent vote to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama.The Republicans accused the President of over-stepping his...

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Kingston’s Senate Loses Means Less Clout For Ga.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kingston’s Senate Loses Means Less Clout For Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For two decades, Rep. Jack Kingston was a congressman who routinely crushed his opponents on election night — winning a new term every other year with vote totals between 63 and 77...

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Gov. Deal: ‘Unconscionable’ White House Failed To Pick Up Phone To Tell Us Immigrants Were Being Sent To Georgia
Friday, July 25, 2014

Gov. Deal: ‘Unconscionable’ White House Failed To Pick Up Phone To Tell Us Immigrants Were Being Sent To Georgia

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Georgia’s governor on Thursday chided the president in a letter for failing to communicate with the governor’s office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the...

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Other Georgia Run Off Election Results
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Other Georgia Run Off Election Results

The race for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate was not the only race on the runoff ballot on Tuesday in Georgia. Here are results from some of the other races.The Democratic nomination for state school...

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