Our action partner, Black Voters Matter, boycotted Biden’s speech in Georgia on the voting rights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as Jim Crow central for 8 years. Laws alone won’t help: we need the … READ MORE
DOJ suit misses Georgia’s worst new vote suppression tacticNew GOP tactic violates Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Georgia officials have quietly challenged 364,000 Georgia voters, a scheme newly empowered by SB202. And while the much-lauded lawsuit filed on Friday by the Department of Justice against the State of Georgia challenging the voting restriction law is certainly worthy, it won’t do a damn thing about these … READ MORE
Pamela Reardon wants to stop Tamara Horne from voting. Reardon of Marietta, Georgia who is running for Vice-Chair of the state Republican Party, has filed a legal challenge to Horne’s vote — one of 32,379 voters in Cobb County Reardon has challenged under a little-noticed provision of… READ MORE
The Big Purge: 364,000 Voters Disqualified in GeorgiaHow one woman challenged eligibility of 32,000 voters
This week on Brian Ross Investigates, investigative reporter Greg Palast takes on Georgia’s new election law, asking how this one local Republican party official was able to personally challenge the eligibility of some 32,000 voters. … READ MORE
The “mind-boggling” hidden threat in Georgia’s restrictive new voting law364,000 votes in jeopardy from little-noticed provision of SB 202
How do you think the election in Georgia would have played out, or how do you think the election in Georgia next year will play out, if the Republican party is successful in throwing 364,000 Georgia voters — largely people of color — off the voting rolls? In this … READ MORE
Just when you think the world of electioneering couldn’t get more bizarre, armies of Cyber Ninjas and mythical Voting Pandas come to the fore to remind us that they can.
Palast and Rick Smith team up to dissect the crazy. … READ MORE
When we first reported that handing a slice of pizza to a voter waiting three hours in a line is now a felony in Georgia, other media ate it up (forgive me my puns). But there are greater horrors than pizza prohibition hidden in the 95 pages of Georgia’s new… READ MORE
I can’t make this up. The state of Georgia passed a law this week, HB 531, that outlaws handing out pizza slices and water to voters waiting for hours to vote.
But Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger objected to the law because, he said, his office had already ruled that pizza… READ MORE
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no hero. Since the release of the tape in which Raffensperger is heard resisting Donald Trump’s bullying attempts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, the Georgia politician has been portrayed as a defender of democracy. The record says otherwise.… READ MORE
Race to get 23,000 Young Georgia Voters Registered for RunoffHampered by COVID and Lack of Awareness
There are around 23,000 young people in Georgia who turn 18 in the weeks between the General Election and the January 5 runoff. With only a week left before the December 7 registration deadline for the runoff, these high school seniors, left out of… READ MORE
Georgia tries to Block New Voters ahead of RunoffProposed new registration rule would require car registered in state.
Georgia’s Board of Elections is trying to sneak through a new rule that could block new registrations before the Senate runoff to people who don’t have a car registered in the state. This knocks out students, lower income urban voters (i.e. Black Atlantans) without … READ MORE
The Republicans are panicked. Despite wrongly purging nearly 200,000 young, low-income, and voters of color in an attempt to fix the election (as exposed by us), Georgia Republicans lost the state for Trump, and now they could lose control of the US Senate.