Perdue to Spark New GOP Civil War by Challenging Gov. Brian Kemp

The winner is expected to face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who made her own campaign official last week. Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), whose defeat in a January runoff election handed the Senate majority to Democrats, is mounting a comeback bid—and his target is his former ally, Gov. Brian Kemp. Perdue will run against Kemp in the RepublicanContinue reading “Perdue to Spark New GOP Civil War by Challenging Gov. Brian Kemp”

Georgia GOP called “shameless” for trying to use new voting law to oust local election officials

Republicans are targeting the state’s most Democratic county in a “power grab” to “suppress voters,” Democrats say Georgia Republicans are already trying to use their controversial new election law to drive out local election officials in the state’s largest and most Democratic county. Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this year signed SB 202, a law that not only restrictsContinue reading “Georgia GOP called “shameless” for trying to use new voting law to oust local election officials”

DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought

Jeffrey Clark was no Justice Department rogue. He was doing a dry run for a coup long in the making It’s no secret that former President Donald Trump plotted to overturn the 2020 election if he lost. He had set up the scenario for months, even declaring at one point that the only way theContinue reading “DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought”

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed across the U.S. And he’s a Black conservative with backing from former President DonaldContinue reading “As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges”

Georgia Republicans purging Black election officials as they eye 2022 midterms: report

According to a report from the New York Times, Republicans in Georgia are making a concerted effort to purge election officials they don’t believe are on their side as they put up more barriers to casting a vote in the 2022 election. Of note is a concentration on the elimination of officials who are DemocratsContinue reading “Georgia Republicans purging Black election officials as they eye 2022 midterms: report”

Georgia governor signs bill aimed at banning ‘defund the police’ efforts

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a law aimed at blocking “defund the police” efforts in larger Georgia cities and counties, saying it’s unfair to “condemn and demonize” police officers. “This far-left movement will endanger our communities and our law enforcement officers and leave our most vulnerable at risk,” the Republican Kemp said Friday whileContinue reading “Georgia governor signs bill aimed at banning ‘defund the police’ efforts”

Kemp: Voting law ‘worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits’

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) fiercely defended his state’s new voting law after the MLB said it was pulling its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, saying the new restrictions were “worth” boycotts and lawsuits against the Peach State. “Free and fair elections are the foundation of who we are as a state and a nation. Secure, accessible, fairContinue reading “Kemp: Voting law ‘worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits’”

‘I’m Facing 8 Years in Prison’: Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Speaks Out for First Time Since Arrest for Being Anti-Voter Suppression

Last week, Brian Kemp, Georgia’s governor of Black vote purgatory, surrounded himself with equally Klan-ish white men who appropriately stood in front of a plantation portrait while Kemp signed legislation that sent a single message to non-white voter demographics across the state: Either start voting Republican, or they’ll make it harder to vote at all.Continue reading “‘I’m Facing 8 Years in Prison’: Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Speaks Out for First Time Since Arrest for Being Anti-Voter Suppression”

Georgia Lawmaker Arrested As Governor Signs Law Overhauling Elections

Repeatedly knocking on the office door of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp got one state lawmaker arrested at the Capitol on Thursday. Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon, a Black woman, continued knocking on Kemp’s office door after Georgia State Patrol troopers instructed her to stop. She said later she was arrested for “fighting voter suppression.” A law signed byContinue reading “Georgia Lawmaker Arrested As Governor Signs Law Overhauling Elections”

Georgia governor reportedly signs voting restrictions into law under portrait of slave plantation

When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) shared a photo of himself signing a new bill to restrict voting access in the state, it featured Republican lawmakers gazing fondly upon him, as well as a prominent painting in the background. The bill has been criticized as a measure that will largely affect Black voters and other voters of color, withContinue reading “Georgia governor reportedly signs voting restrictions into law under portrait of slave plantation”

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