Stacey Abrams’ next move: Senator, governor … president?

Politics 03/06/19, 19:23

Stacey Abrams didn't win the Georgia governor's race last November, but she's a hot commodity in Democratic politics anyway. Abrams is the top recruit for a Senate race in 2020 as Democrats try to win back a majority. She's considering another run for governor in 2022. And there are plenty of ...

Statements detail alleged issues with Georgia voting system

U.S. 02/27/19, 19:19

Long lines, last-minute polling place changes, missing or incorrect voter registration records and malfunctioning machines are among the problems Georgians faced during last year's midterm election, according to sworn statements gathered as part of a challenge to the way the state's elections are run. More than 200 declarations made public Wednesday ...

Georgia House approves new electronic voting machines

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:49

Georgia House lawmakers approved using new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot by 2020, a big step toward replacing an outdated system that offered no verifiable paper trail.The proposal disregards cybersecurity experts who say hand-marked paper ballots are more secure.The bill passed Tuesday, largely along partisan lines ...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Politics 02/22/19, 16:47

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams. Minnesota Sen. ...

Klobuchar to meet with Carter, Abrams in Georgia

Politics 02/22/19, 10:50

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia. Klobuchar spokeswoman Carlie Waibel says the Minnesota Democrat will meet privately with Abrams, who lost a bid for governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to ...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Politics 02/19/19, 17:13

Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for governor ...

Stacey Abrams claims voter suppression is legal in the US

Politics 02/16/19, 20:24

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that voter suppression is legal throughout the country during her speech at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. “Here’s the thing about voter suppression: Voter suppression is legal in the United States right now,” Abrams said Friday to a crowd of Democrats in Washington, D.C. “We’re ...

Trump speech viewed by 46.8 million viewers

U.S. 02/06/19, 18:41

President Donald Trump's State of the Union address was seen by 46.8 million television viewers, an increase over his 2018 speech. The Nielsen company said the speech, which was delayed by the government shutdown, topped last year's audience of 45.6 million. His first such address before Congress in 2017 was seen ...

Fact-checking 3 claims Stacey Abrams made in State of the Union response

Politics 02/06/19, 06:10

Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, gave Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union. Abrams, who lost the governor’s race in November to Republican Brian Kemp, is viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party. Here’s a a look at a few of the facts ...

FACT CHECK: Dem response: Stacey Abrams on economy

Politics 02/05/19, 23:28

A look at one of Stacey Abrams' statements from her response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: ABRAMS: "The Republican tax bill rigged the system against working people. Rather than bringing back jobs, plants are closing, layoffs are ...

Countering Trump, Stacey Abrams to offer case for community

Politics 02/05/19, 18:25

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams will deliver her party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address by arguing for a more unified society that gives every American a chance at prosperity. Abrams' speech on Tuesday comes months after she narrowly lost her bid to become America's first black female ...

Trump says State of the Union address to stress ‘unity’

Politics 01/31/19, 13:21

President Donald Trump said Thursday that “unity” will be the theme of his first State of the Union address under divided government and that he respects Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response. “I hope she does a good job. I respect her,” Trump said of Abrams, who will be ...

Stacey Abrams to give Democrats’ response to Trump’s State of Union

Politics 01/29/19, 15:19

Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday. The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor the base, energized ahead of the 2020 congressional and presidential ...

Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:11

Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most secure. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told Georgia legislators meeting for ...

Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

U.S. 01/01/19, 09:23

Georgia's outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers.The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year's nationally watched gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, ...

Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

Politics 12/03/18, 06:40

Georgia's voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state's election infrastructure.Tuesday's runoff election for Georgia secretary of state pits Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger against former Democratic congressman John Barrow. Neither candidate won more than 50 percent of votes on Nov. 6.Raffensperger has support from ...

Midterms reveal South split along urban, rural differences

Politics 11/26/18, 00:36

The Solid South is no more.A century of rule by "Southern Democrats" followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex.This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two. In states like Georgia and Texas, population growth and strong minority turnout propelled liberal ...

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