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Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia

“I think that an overwhelming majority of the voters will come back our direction and reward us,” Mr. Duncan said. “And if they don’t see that as a valuable trait of their lieutenant governor, then I don’t want to represent them. I’ll be perfectly fine getting defeated if they don’t reward or recognize the value […]

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Georgia Officials Reveal Third Trump Call Trying to Influence Election Results

ATLANTA — More than a week before President Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state, pressuring him to “find” votes to help overturn his electoral loss, the president made another call, this one to a top Georgia elections investigator, in which he asked the investigator to “find the fraud” in the state. The earlier phone call, […]

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How Trump Could Affect Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia Race

The election on Tuesday in Georgia won’t just determine the fate of the two Republican-held Senate seats there and the balance of control on Capitol Hill. It will also reveal the extent to which President Trump has disrupted and damaged his own party. For the last several weeks, Mr. Trump has instigated and intensified a […]

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Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message: Fear the Democrats

NORCROSS, Ga. — The biggest applause lines in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s stump speech are not about Ms. Loeffler at all. When the crowd is most engaged, including Thursday morning at a community pavilion in suburban Atlanta, Ms. Loeffler invokes President Trump or attacks her Democratic opponents as socialists and Marxists. Her own policy platforms are […]

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‘Fear the Democrats’: Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message

NORCROSS, Ga. — The biggest applause lines in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s stump speech are not about Ms. Loeffler at all. When the crowd is most engaged, including Thursday morning at a community pavilion in suburban Atlanta, Ms. Loeffler invokes President Trump or attacks her Democratic opponents as socialists and Marxists. Her own policy platforms are […]

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Knocking on Two Million Doors in Georgia

Ufot first met Abrams at a New Year’s Day brunch in 2014, after returning to Georgia following stints in the energy industry and with a teacher’s union in Canada. She was impressed by Abrams’s command of statistics but skeptical that her plan to transform the electorate would work. Then, however, “She told me that there […]

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Early Voting Begins in Georgia for High-Stakes Senate Runoffs

ATLANTA — For weeks, the runoff races for Georgia’s two Senate seats have virtually been impossible for residents to escape, as campaign coverage has dominated the local news and advertisements praising or attacking the candidates have filled every commercial break. In and around Atlanta, signs on roads and lawns and messages on face masks have […]

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The Texas Lawsuit and the Age of Dreampolitik

In this theory, certain kinds of partisan fantasy might actually be stabilizing forces, letting people satisfy their ideological urges by participating in a story in which their side is always on the verge of some great victory, in which Trump is about to be exposed as a Manchurian candidate or removed by the 25th Amendment […]

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Brian Kemp Cast His Lot With Trump, and Has Now Paid the Price

On the same day that Mr. Ducey was selected to head the Republican Governors Association, Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona said Mr. Ducey had “harmed the common cause of the Republican party,” in a column on a conservative news site. “The Duceys and the Kemps of the world, they may have some difficulty if they […]

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Georgia Officials Warn Trump’s Election Claims Could Hurt G.O.P. in Senate Runoff

President Trump traveled to Georgia this weekend ostensibly with the aim of mobilizing his supporters to help the state’s Republican senators fend off Democratic challengers in the January runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate. But as Mr. Trump’s war with Georgia’s Republican leadership over the state’s election results continues to send off […]

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Trump Campaigns in Georgia With His Own Lost Race on His Mind

“The best thing they can do, those who supported Trump, is to support his legacy by having the Senate come back with a Republican majority,” said Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, articulating the message G.O.P. lawmakers hope Mr. Trump delivers. Yet Mr. Trump is refusing to even acknowledge he lost and every day […]

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Georgia Republicans Seek Cover From Trump’s Fury Over Loss

“You’re here because we the people will not let them steal our vote!” Mr. Wood, a prominent right-wing Atlanta lawyer, told the cheering crowd. “We will not let them steal our freedom. Every lie will be revealed! And on January the 20th of 2021, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as president of the […]

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‘It Has to Stop’: Georgia Election Official Lashes Trump

Some of Mr. Trump’s supporters have taken to the streets and the Capitol building in downtown Atlanta, where the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars recently joined them. In other cases, Trump supporters have harassed or threatened Mr. Sterling, Mr. Raffensperger and others. In a statement Tuesday evening, Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump […]

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As Trump Attacks Georgia Republicans, Party Worries About Senate Races

President Trump’s sustained assault on his own party in Georgia, and his repeated claims of election fraud in the state, have intensified worries among Republicans that he could be hurting their ability to win two crucial Senate runoff races next month. The president has continued to claim without evidence that his loss in the new […]

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

ATLANTA — There is no worse time for Georgia Republicans to be engulfed in a civil war. Their presidential candidate just narrowly lost the state, which has long been a conservative safe space, while two competitive runoff races are looming in January that could determine control of the U.S. Senate — and the direction of […]

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

ATLANTA — There is no worse time for Georgia Republicans to be engulfed in a civil war. Their presidential candidate just narrowly lost the state, which has long been a conservative safe space, while two competitive runoff races are looming in January that could determine control of the U.S. Senate — and the direction of […]

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As Biden Inches Ahead in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Draws Recognition and Praise

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

“Seven hours, 45 minutes, and 13 seconds it took for me to vote in Fulton County, Ga. As soon as I saw the line, I hit the stopwatch on my phone. I spent the first couple hours listening to a new Run the Jewels album. And then I ended up listening to the entire discography. […]

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Throughout the season of the pandemic, governors and local leaders have bickered, at times fiercely, over the best way to safeguard the public health. But perhaps no place has seen these disputes break out into hostility quite like Georgia this week, which culminated in the governor filing a lawsuit against the mayor of the state’s […]

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