Latino voting strength is growing in Georgia. But not by as much as it could. That's the conclusion of a new report issued by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. It found the state's Latino electorate is eight-percent larger than it was in two-thousand-eight. But it's also less interested in voting.
The chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia said Wednesday he will step down. Mike Berlon’s resignation comes after a reprimand from the State Bar of Georgia and amid urging by top Democrats that he move on.
When a political party is out of power, its job is to needle the current administration. But in Georgia a new group has emerged to take on the role of critiquing Gov. Nathan Deal and the state’s Republican leaders.
At the state GOP convention last weekend, the party’s executive committee voted to add five non-binding questions for voters on the July 31 primary ballot. The state Democratic party is following suit, with questions of their own.
The Democratic Party of Georgia held its state committee meeting in Augusta Saturday for the first time in many years. The meeting marks the opening of the party’s first field office outside of Metro Atlanta. Party leaders say the move signals a new direction for Georgia Democrats.
Confronting racial tensions within the Democratic Party is the only way the party has a chance in the state— says Michael Thurmond who lost his election bid for the US Senate last week. The out-going labor commissioner spoke candidly about the state party as the ground continues to shift beneath it.