Tag: brian kemp

Georgia Legislature Outlaws Abortion With ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill. Stacey Abrams Would Have Vetoed This B.S.

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Following a slew of states with Republican-led legislatures, Georgia lawmakers approved a “heartbeat” abortion ban Friday, making it one the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. With this bill, abortion is effectively illegal in Georgia once an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks […]

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Gabrielle Union, Don Cheadle Among Celebs Protesting Anti-Abortion Bill in Georgia, Threaten Boycott 

Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Over the past decade, Georgia has become one of the most lucrative filming locations in the entire world, generating billions of dollars for the entertainment industry with its enticing film incentive program—which awards up to 30 percent of production costs back in transferable tax credits, which can then be sold […]

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What Should Stacey Abrams Do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that Stacey Abrams didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia. She came closer than Beto, the near-miss Senate candidate from Texas, to breaking the Republican stranglehold in an equally difficult state for Democrats, falling short by just 55,000 votes, and […]

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Stacey Abrams: A 2020 Presidential Run ‘Is Definitely on the Table’

Photo: AP Following a Monday interview at South by Southwest, Stacey Abrams confirmed that she still hasn’t ruled out a 2020 presidential run. Abrams, who delivered the official State of the Union rebuttal on behalf of the Democrats earlier this year, clarified earlier remarks she’d given that seemed to imply she wouldn’t run until 2028. […]

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Making Georgia’s Bad Elections Even Worse

After Brian Kemp suppressed enough votes and stirred up enough bigotries to get himself elected governor of Georgia last November, you might have expected him to hit the ground running with some extra-crazy, super-Trumpy initiatives. Kemp edged out Democrat Stacey Abrams, after all, by running as Trump with a Deep-South Drawl—brandishing his shotgun at a […]

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Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

People cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. Photo: Mike Stewart (AP Photo) Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey […]

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Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Photo: AP Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Abrams, who gained interest nationwide after conceding a hotly contested election for the Georgia governor’s seat last year, met with Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C., to discuss a possible 2020 run—for the U.S. Senate. An aide told AJC […]

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Stacey ‘Google Me’ Abrams Says She’ll Run Again, Was Most Searched Politician in US This Year

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams continues to let the people know she’s not taking her foot off these Republicans’ necks and will be running for office again. It might not be a bad idea—Abrams was the most Googled politician of 2018 in the U.S. People are checking for her, and for good reason—while […]

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Nobody Should Be Talking About Beto and Gillum in 2020 Until We Understand Stacey Abrams in 2018

Photo: Getty Images This past September at a Congressional Black Caucus party, I caught up with one of the main players of the “Stacey Abrams for Governor” campaign. I’d been covering the Georgia election from day one so I had a pretty honest relationship with most of the team. At that point, Abrams and Republican […]

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Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal’s Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election From Stacey Abrams

In this April 2, 2009 file phoo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. takes part in the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Photo: AP File Photo Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as Georgia’s secretary of state, oversaw the same 2018 gubernatorial race that he eventual won? And how he […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and […]

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Stacey Abrams Just Revealed That Voter Suppression  Almost Blocked Her From Voting

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) On Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams revealed that she was told she wasn’t eligible to vote when she went to the polls to cast an in-person ballot in Georgia’s midterm election, providing her own example of how voter suppression tactics prevent thousands of people from voting. First, let’s get one narrative […]

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Stacey Abrams to Voter Suppression Terminator: ‘I’ll Be Back’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) You have not seen the last of Stacey Abrams. Sure, she lost the Georgia governor’s race because it was impossible for her to beat the human voting suppression terminator that is Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams, black god’s favorite candidate and the former minority leader of Georgia’s House of Representatives, told […]

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GOP Advisor Channels the Ghost of 2Pac in ‘Hit ‘Em Up’-Style Rant Against Brian Kemp

Photo: iStock From tying her shoe strings together, to grabbing the controller while she wasn’t looking and entering the Contra Code, we all know governor-elect Brian Kemp went to great lengths to steal the spoils of victory from Georgia’s should-be governor Stacey Abrams. But apparently there’s plenty of outrage on the other side of the fence […]

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Stacey Abrams Ends Campaign for Governor of Georgia

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Like the previous one and the one before him, the next governor of the great state of Georgia will be a white man. In a speech Friday afternoon, Stacey Abrams announced the end of her gubernatorial campaign, effectively squashing her bid to become the first black woman to serve as […]

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Stacey Abrams May Ask For a Whole New Election: Report

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) As Georgia officials are preparing to crown former secretary of state and reigning Grand Wizard of Voter Suppression, Brian Kemp, as governor, the legal team for Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams is readying an unusual but not unprecedented legal challenge: A do over. In light of numerous instances of […]

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LIAR5: Why It’s Taking Florida and Georgia So Long To #CountAllTheVotes, Explained

Image: iStock Like the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5” (ELI5) which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, our new “Explain Like I’m A Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could understand them. My dad says the […]

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Stacey Abrams Keeps The Same Energy, Sues to Count Rejected Ballots In Georgia Governor’s Race

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams’ campaign still has the time and the energy. Along with the Georgia Democratic Party, Abrams’ campaign has filed a federal lawsuit to get rejected absentee and provisional ballots counted for the extremely tight gubernatorial race. Brian Kemp’s lead in the race has slowly but surely been dwindling, inching […]

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Trump Wants Stacey Abrams to Concede Georgia Governor Race, Mocks Russia Collusion

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The president of straight white men continues to troll the rest of America because he makes no bones about being the president of straight white men. In his latest series of tweets—which, at this point, I think Sen. Lindsey Graham is just giving his phone to the president to let […]

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State With Governor’s Race Still Undecided

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp attends the Election Night event at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams.Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) A day after declaring victory in a race that hasn’t been officially settled, Republican Brian Kemp resigned as Georgia […]

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