Tag: Georgia

Georgia Official Says County’s Voting Equipment Will Be Replaced

It was part of an effort by Trump allies in a number of swing states to gain access to and copy sensitive election software, with the help of friendly election administrators. In the latest batch of security videos, made public this week, members of the team can be seen inside an office handling the county’s […]

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Herschel Walker Says He’s ‘Not That Smart.’ I Believe Him.

For months, Herschel Walker refused to agree to debate Senator Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate race. Walker had also not debated any of his Republican primary challengers. He was riding a Donald Trump endorsement and the widespread resentment aimed at Warnock. There was no need for debate. Also, based on his incoherent, often incomprehensible […]

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No Proof Of Racism By School Bus Driver Who Assaulted Black Children On Video, Cops Say

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Here’s the thing: There’s a difference between blind speculation and experience-based speculation. But our legal system isn’t equipped to differentiate between the two. In any incident involving white people causing harm to Black people, there will be speculation that the incident was racially motivated. In many cases, […]

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Marc Wilson Was Just Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Marc Wilson—the Black man convicted for shooting a 17-year-old in Georgia, despite claims of self-defense—will spend a decade in prison.  Judge Ronnie Thompson handed down the maximum sentence for felony involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday, although Wilson will be credited for his time spent awaiting trial. The decision brings closure to more than two years of […]

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Marc Wilson’s Lead Attorney Speaks About Fighting Injustice In South Georgia

NewsOne Featured Video Source: GoFundMe / Francys Johnson More than two years after his initial arrest, William Marcus “Marc” Wilson’s fate hangs in the balance. Loss of life is always tragic. But another tragedy was narrowly avoided in Wilson’s acquittal of all the charges initially levied against him. Charged in the killing of a white […]

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Why Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia

When the Framers of our Constitution drafted our nation’s charter roughly 100 years later, they included a clause that is almost identical to its British counterpart. The few shreds of published debate about the clause suggest that the Framers hoped it would preserve open and honest debate in Congress. As James Wilson, a delegate to […]

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Herschel Walker Wants To Save White Children From Raphael Warnock’s ‘Wokeness’

NewsOne Featured Video Republican Senate candidate for Georgia Herschel Walker speaks to media at a campaign event on September 9, 2022, in Gwinnett, Georgia. | Source: Megan Varner / Getty U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker is still out here tap-dancing for white supremacy and slinging around rhetoric that is bereft of any substance, critical thinking […]

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Democrats’ Black Male Voter Problem

Last month in a videotaped appearance for a “Pod Save America” live show, Stacey Abrams, a celebrated Democratic activist and the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, said that Black men have the power to determine the election in that state. After explaining that some Black men chose not to vote because “often the leadership […]

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A Great Podcast, a Worthy Memoir and a Curdled Take on Clarence Thomas

I spent the summer away from New York City and this week am back into the swing of my real life. Already, I’ve been gobsmacked by things relating to the three topics I cover here the most. On music, I’ve had the opportunity to see 14-year-old Charles Kirsch carry off M.C.-ing a cabaret show that […]

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Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

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Can the Democrats Keeping Winning in Georgia?

I explored the Peach State showdown in a feature in TNR’s September issue. On August 30, I spoke via Zoom with Ed Kilgore, a Georgia native and self-described “veteran Democratic wonk” who has worked for three governors, one senator, and a D.C. think tank. We were joined by Dr. Andra Gillespie, the brilliant Emory University […]

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Can the Democrats Keep Winning in Georgia?

I explored the Peach State showdown in a feature in TNR’s September issue. On August 30, I spoke via Zoom with Ed Kilgore, a Georgia native and self-described “veteran Democratic wonk” who has worked for three governors, one senator, and a D.C. think tank. We were joined by Dr. Andra Gillespie, the brilliant Emory University […]

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Northwest Georgia Hit by Severe Storms and Flash Flooding

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia declared a state of emergency in two counties on Sunday after a string of heavy thunderstorms flooded roadways, knocked down trees and submerged homes. The counties, Chattooga and Floyd, about 90 and 70 miles northwest of Atlanta, received an estimated 12 inches of rain, according to the executive order, which […]

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Black Man Who Claimed Self-Defense in Killing of White Teen Convicted of Manslaughter

MARC WILSON CLAIMED HE FIRED HIS GUN OUT OF SELF-DEFENSE AFTER A GROUP OF TEENS YELLED RACIAL SLURS AND TRIED TO RUN HIM OFF THE ROAD IN STATESBORO, GEORGIA, IN JUNE 2020. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILSON’S FAMILY  A Black man who shot and killed a white teen and claimed self-defense under Georgia’s “stand your ground” […]

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Jury Finds Black Driver Guilty Of Manslaughter For Killing White Girl In Georgia Stand Your Ground Case

NewsOne Featured Video William Marcus “Marc” Wilson. | Source: @justiceformarcwilson / Instagram A Black man was on Wednesday found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but acquitted of the most serious charges in a murder case that left one white girl dead and effectively put Georgia’s controversial Stand Your Ground law on trial. A jury quickly decided […]

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White Man On Unpaid Leave After Video Shows Him Allegedly Stealing Gas From Black Woman’s Pump

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty A Black woman took to the internet with a startling video that captured a white man hurling racist insults at her as he allegedly stole gas from her pre-paid pump. Now, social media users have rallied together to get the unidentified man suspended from his job. The short […]

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Brian Kemp Must Testify in Trump Inquiry After Election

ATLANTA — A judge ruled on Monday that Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia must appear before a special grand jury investigating election interference by former President Donald J. Trump, but will not be compelled to do so until after the Nov. 8 election. Mr. Kemp, who is running for a second term this year, […]

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Georgia Governor Seeks to Keep Distance from Trump Inquiry

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp was one of the Georgia Republican officials who declined to help Donald J. Trump overturn his 2020 election loss in the state — a decision that had him hailed as a hero in some quarters. And yet, on Thursday, Mr. Kemp’s lawyers showed up in an Atlanta courtroom to argue […]

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For Lindsey Graham, a Showdown in Georgia

ATLANTA — Six days after major news organizations declared Donald J. Trump the loser of the 2020 presidential election, his allies were applying a desperate full-court press in an effort to turn his defeat around, particularly in Georgia. The pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell went on television claiming that there was abundant evidence of foreign election […]

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Cop Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Won’t Face Any Charges

These booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020, by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office, shows Atlanta Police officers Garrett Rolfe, left, and Devin Brosnan. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP) The Atlanta police officers involved in the fatal encounter with Rayshard Brooks, a Black man, against the backdrop of citywide protests over George […]

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Rudy Giuliani’s Ex-Press Secretary Predicts His Former Boss Will Be Indicted For Attempting To Overturn the 2020 Presidential Election: ‘Trump Stole His Soul’

In 2001, following the world-altering events of 9/11, Oprah Winfrey declared then-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani “America’s Mayor.” In the very near future, he could be better known by a federal inmate number if the political insiders predicting that Giuliani is about to be indicted are correct. On Monday night, MSNBC’s Ari Melber spoke […]

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Is a Fetus a Person? An Anti-Abortion Strategy Says Yes.

Even as roughly half the states have moved to enact near-total bans on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, anti-abortion activists are pushing for a long-held and more absolute goal: laws that grant fetuses the same legal rights and protections as any person. So-called fetal personhood laws would make abortion […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Personal Evolution on Abortion Rights

“I was wrong when I dismissed her question. I was wrong when I assumed I knew enough of her truth to tell her what she could or could not do, what she should or should not seek, what medical advice should be given and what support should be offered,” Ms. Abrams said. Still, Ms. Abrams […]

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Georgia Election Law Said to Harm Black Voters

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court temporarily halted an election in Georgia on Friday, reviving a federal judge’s ruling that the state had adopted voting rules that disadvantaged Black voters in violation of a federal civil rights law. In an unsigned order without noted dissents, the justices wrote that an appeals court’s reason for staying the […]

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Rudy Giuliani Is Now a Target in Trump’s ‘Mob Boss’ Probe

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, in November 2020. Giuliani has just been told he is a target of the criminal investigation into election interference in Georgia. File photo by AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rudy Giuliani has been told he’s a target of the Georgia criminal investigation into election interference in the state’s […]

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Will Asian American Voters Continue to Rally Behind Democrats?

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At a brightly lit restaurant in suburban Atlanta, nestled in a tidy neighborhood of office buildings and private drives, State Senator Michelle Au brought up the mass shooting that lingers as a singular trauma in the local Asian American community. Addressing a predominantly Chinese American group of about 40 people, Dr. […]

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Can the F-150 Lightning Make Everyone Want a Truck That Plugs In?

The evening, punctuated by the local cover band, the Fly Bettys, ended with a fireworks finale accompanied by “God Bless the USA.” The hope of SK, Ford, many energy policymakers and pragmatic environmentalists, is that most of the Georgians tailgating for holiday fireworks in the coming years will be hanging on the flatbeds of F-150 […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Trump Hires #BillionDollarLawyer

ATLANTA — Amid a deepening swirl of federal and state investigations, former President Donald J. Trump has hired a high-powered Atlanta lawyer to represent him in an inquiry into election interference in Georgia. The lawyer, Drew Findling, has represented an array of rap stars including Cardi B, Gucci Mane and Migos, and is known by […]

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Accused Of Receiving $1 Million From ‘Segregationists’ Schools In New Political Ad

NewsOne Featured Video Source: LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Getty The midterm elections are coming up this November and the gloves are off in the world of politics—particularly in Georgia. Just Wednesday we reported about a group of anti-Trump Republicans running an ad attacking Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker by bringing up past domestic violence allegations, which […]

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