Joe Biden: The First 100 Days
ATLANTA – Sweeping legislation to overhaul voting by mail, advance voting and state oversight of Georgia elections passed out of the General Assembly Thursday and was promptly signed by Gov. Brian Kemp after months of intense debate at the state Capitol.
Republican state lawmakers hammering out changes to Georgia’s election system have dropped controversial proposals to scrap Sunday polling hours and no-excuse mail-in voting amid pushback from Democratic leaders and voting-rights advocates.
ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced their candidacies for Georgia secretary of state Monday by attacking incumbent Brad Raffensperger’s handling of last year’s elections.
Legislation to crack down on rioting protesters in Georgia that drew scorn from criminal justice advocates has been revived in the General Assembly after stalling earlier this month.
ATLANTA — Legislative Democrats and advocates for low-income Georgians say the state should spend its windfall from the latest federal COVID-19 relief bill on making a full economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Low-income children in Georgia are set to soon have an easier path to collecting Medicaid benefits under legislation that passed out of the General Assembly March 10.
A major overhaul of Georgia’s absentee voting system and other election changes brought by Republican lawmakers passed in the state Senate Monday by a party-line vote, sparking cries of voter suppression from Democratic leaders.
Legislation allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition for Georgia public colleges and universities cleared a major hurdle in the General Assembly on Thursday.
Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.
Cobb County is asking a judge to order former President Donald Trump, his campaign and Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer to compensate the county for $10,875 in legal fees it incurred from a lawsuit Trump and Shafer filed to overturn Georgia’s election results.
Stricter identification rules for voting by mail in Georgia inched closer to law with the state Senate’s passage of a controversial bill on Tuesday.
ATLANTA – Georgia senators sent legislation to boost identification requirements for absentee voters to the state Senate floor Thursday in a committee vote along party lines.
Bills aimed at scrapping Georgia’s no-excuse absentee voting law and to increase identification requirements to vote by mail advanced in the Georgia Senate Wednesday.
Fulton County authorities have launched an investigation into alleged attempts to influence Georgia’s 2020 elections including a call former President Donald Trump made in January pressuring state election officials to overturn his losing results.
ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Thursday walked back many of the controversial remarks and social media postings that have made the freshman Republican from Northwest Georgia a political lightning rod.
Republican state senators have rolled out a legislative package aimed at overhauling Georgia’s election laws by limiting who can vote by mail, outlining how to prove identification and outlawing absentee-ballot drop boxes.
ATLANTA – Georgia voters would need to provide copies of their photo identification two separate times to cast absentee ballots under a bill introduced in the General Assembly.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan became the latest high-ranking Georgia Republican Tuesday to oppose ending no-excuse absentee voting following the state’s 2020 election cycle.
U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia were sworn in Jan. 20, hours after President Joe Biden was inaugurated the nation’s 46th commander-in-chief.
North Fulton lawmakers are among the countless senators and representatives who have spoken out against the violence at the Capitol building two weeks ago.
I can honestly say I never expected to see anything like we did on Jan. 6, 2021, in this country. Watching the appalling display at the Capitol leads to fear and anger. It can even lead to a feeling of helplessness.
ATLANTA — COVID-19 and last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol loomed large in the Georgia General Assembly Monday as lawmakers were sworn in to begin the 2021 legislative session.
Georgia’s Republican senators have conceded defeat in the Jan. 5 runoffs for U.S. Senate, officially giving Democrats the state’s two Senate seats and control of the federal government for at least the first two years of the incoming Biden administration.
ATLANTA — Legislative leaders are promising to tackle two issues that dominated the news in Georgia and across the nation when the 2021 General Assembly session kicks off on Monday.
Georgia’s most powerful state lawmaker threw cold water Thursday on calls by some top Republican officials to eliminate no-excuse absentee voting after the 2020 election cycle.
ATLANTA — Most of Georgia’s Republican members of Congress stuck with earlier pledges in the wee hours of Thursday morning and opposed certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp readied the Georgia National Guard Jan. 6 in response to riots at the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters protesting the Electoral College vote.
ATLANTA – Democrats have captured both of Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate for the first time in nearly 20 years, a momentous feat that gives the party control of Congress and the White House.
President Trump vowed to "never concede" at a gathering of his supporters in Washington, leading to an extraordinary protest of the final ratification by Congress of Joe Biden's electoral college victory, claiming that the peaceful transfer of power in 13 days amounts to "the country being d…
The runoff races for U.S. Senate in Georgia looked too close to call late on Election Day, though Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock held favorable positions with thousands of votes left to be counted in suburban Atlanta counties and Savannah.
At polling places across Cobb County, election workers readied barricades and waiting areas to prepare for the possibility of record Election Day turnout — and with it, hourslong lines — for Georgia’s doubleheader of Senate runoffs.
ATLANTA — A top official in the Georgia secretary of state’s office pleaded Monday for voters worried about fraud during the Nov. 3 election not to stay home from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoffs.
Newly-elected Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may investigate President Donald Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
It was bill-wrangling season in the state legislature, and Gov. Brian Kemp was visiting Germany to talk economic ties when word came that the virus spreading from China into Europe could pose a serious threat for Georgia.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he’s focused on Georgia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and next week’s runoffs for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats, calling everything else a “distraction.”
ATLANTA – The tax cuts President Donald Trump steered through Congress in 2017 will save the average Georgia household more than $39,000 over their lifetime, a new study has found.
The four candidates in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff races have reeled in huge donations ahead of the Jan. 5 election, raising more than $340 million between them since mid-October.
SMYRNA — Country music star Travis Tritt threw his support to U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, at a rally at Adventure Outdoors on Friday.
A state-ordered audit of signatures on Cobb County’s absentee ballot envelopes is likely politically motivated, county elections director Janine Eveler told the Cobb Board of Elections during a meeting this week.
Georgia officials will conduct a signature-match audit of absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County to promote faith in the election system ahead of next month’s U.S. Senate runoff elections, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Monday.
Georgia’s members to the Electoral College have cast their 16 votes for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in nearly 30 years.
ATLANTA — The U.S. Supreme Court early Friday evening rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas seeking to invalidate the presidential election results in Georgia and three other states.
Nearly 200,000 Georgia voters may have been improperly purged from the state’s voter rolls and should be restored by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office before the Jan. 5 runoff elections, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges.
One of Georgia’s most powerful Republican lawmakers wants the General Assembly to pick the state’s chief election official instead of voters following backlash over the 2020 presidential election.
Georgia lawmakers hosted former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Thursday for a second time to air unchecked claims of fraud in Georgia’s presidential election.
Georgia’s two U.S. senators and more than a dozen Republican state lawmakers are backing a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas on Dec. 8 seeking to overturn the certified results of Georgia’s presidential election.
ATLANTA — The state of Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Georgia and three other battleground states in last month’s presidential election.
President Donald Trump argued Saturday night why he should be declared the winner of last month’s presidential election while urging his Georgia supporters to re-elect the state’s two Republican senators in next month’s runoffs.