It’s going to be murderously difficult for Democrats to win in Georgia tonight. Not because Stacey Abrams and Reverend Raphael Warnock have been rejected by voters, but because new vote suppressing laws have… READ MORE
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Georgia’s Governor Deputized GOP Vigilantes to Challenge 149,000 Voters
Black voters in Georgia say the challenges issued by vigilantes amount to a racist poll tax and a new Jim Crow.
“You talk to fools like that!” Major Gamaliel Turner was more than upset. Assigned by the Pentagon to a Naval base in California, Turner had called his hometown registrar in Georgia, to find out about his missing absentee ballot. But it wasn’t missing… READ MORE
[Nov 6, 2022: Atlanta, GA] Let me break the bad news: Absentee ballots voted in Georgia have PLUNGED by A MILLION VOTES — from 1.2 million just before the 2020 election to a paltry 0.2 million, an 83% drop. Why? Because under Gov. Brian Kemp’s new law SB202, mail-in balloting has become insanely difficult, requiring… READ MORE
Governor Kemp’s Family Brought Slavery to Georgia
And He’s Signed a Law that Makes Sure You Don’t Know It
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp does not want you to know that it was his family that first brought enslaved Africans to Georgia. The original settlers in Georgia had outlawed slavery until James Habersham — Kemp’s ancestor — won a… READ MORE
Retired Major Gamaliel Turner currently works as America’s expert on warfare of the future. He’s also a Georgia voter who almost lost his vote. But he fought to get it back — and you should too.
“We are at war each and every day,” says Turner. “Not just … READ MORE
Georgia: Has a vigilante challenged your vote?
Palast Investigative Fund and partners launch SaveMyVote2022
You’ve voted at the same polling place for years, did you know a provision in SB 202 allows your voter status to be challenged without merit? We’ve partnered with leading civil rights advocates to launch SaveMyVote2022 to make sure Georgia voters know how to respond to voter vigilantes and their unrelenting efforts … READ MORE
Why do we even have voter registration?
Registration itself is the number one vote suppression horror show in America
On National Voter Registration Day, Palast and Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein ponder the big question: Why do we even have voter registration? … READ MORE
Meet one of Gov. Brian Kemp’s 88 voter challengers. This one likes to dress up like vigilante Doc Holliday – with a loaded six-gun.
But he’s no joke. “Doc,” Chairman of the Muscogee County, Georgia, Republican Party, challenged 4,000 voters including… READ MORE
Brian Kemp will determine the rules of the game again in November
Election will set him up to be the decider in 2024
Incumbent Brian Kemp is coming up against Stacey Abrams again in the election for Georgia’s Governor this November, and he’s pressing on all the same buttons as … READ MORE