Georgia's 2022 election season ended dramatically this past week, but not because of any large-scale problems with voting. And that's prompting Georgia Republicans to say concerns over a 2021 law that imposed several new restrictions on voting were overblown.
Democrat Bee Nguyen, who is running to be Georgia's top elections official, says incumbent Republican Brad Raffensperger is no hero for standing up to Donald Trump.
Voters in Georgia, Texas and some other states are facing new hurdles to cast a ballot during the midterm election under laws passed by Republican-led legislatures following President Donald Trump's false claims that voter fraud cost him re-election in 2020. The restrictions have prompted groups that assist voters to reorient themselves so they can avoid running afoul of new barriers.
A judge has declined to block a section of a Georgia election law that bans handing out food and water to voters waiting in line. The provision is part of a sweeping elections overhaul passed by Georgia lawmakers last year.
Groups challenging Georgia's 2021 voting law are asking a federal judge to block a ban on giving water and food to voters standing in line. The state is defending the ban, saying that it prevents concerns about illegal campaigning or vote buying, while preserving order around polling places.
Tens of millions of people in the United States opted for mail ballots during the pandemic election of 2020. This year, voters in the early primary states are returning in droves to in-person voting. In Georgia, early in-person voting is shattering records.
Georgia senators are scrapping further big changes in state election law. The Senate Ethics Committee took the vote Tuesday after strong opposition from local election officials who said changes would create needless red tape.
Republicans promoting claims of widespread voter fraud in at least two politically important states are turning to a new tactic to appease voters who falsely believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Efforts in Georgia and Florida would establish special law enforcement units dedicated to investigating possible voting or election crimes.
A look inside this year's fallout from Georgia's voting law, SB 202.
Raffensperger announced Wednesday he has filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) with the federal agency to release any records of contacts it may have had with civil and voting rights organizations in light of the lawsuit.
The Georgia Secretary of State's office will soon move more than 185,000 voter registrations to inactive status, beginning the process for eventual removal from the state's rolls under a federally mandated list maintenance process.
A U.S. Senate committee gathered in downtown Atlanta on Monday to hear how shortened runoff timeframes, tighter absentee ballot deadlines, and new state powers over local election officials are cause for Congress to expand voting protections through pending federal legislation.
The U.S Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld provisions in Arizona’s election law because they did not violate the Voting Rights Act could make it more difficult for federal lawsuits challenging Georgia’s voting law to succeed.
The federal government’s lawsuit against Georgia on Friday argues that the state’s new election rules that shorten the window to request absentee ballots, place restrictions on the number of drop boxes, and a host of other new provisions adversely affect Black voters.
New York-based Job Creators Network, a group backed by The Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, filed a federal lawsuit after MLB announced it was pulling next month’s game out of Georgia in protest of the General Assembly’s passage of an election law adding new restrictions critics attacked as voter suppression.