Tag: Raffensperger, Brad

In Georgia, a G.O.P. Primary Tests the Power of a Trump Vendetta

Many Republicans declared Mr. Raffensperger all but defeated as soon as he announced he would run for re-election, citing Mr. Trump’s ire and that of many voters. Mr. Raffensperger was censured at a state G.O.P. convention last year. But Mr. Trump has been unexpectedly quiet about the race, beyond lumping Mr. Raffensperger in with Mr. […]

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Five Key Midterms Races to Pay Attention To

Twenty-seven states will choose a secretary of state this fall, and in 17 of those states, at least one of the Republican candidates for the office actively denies that President Biden won the 2020 election. Fourteen candidates have formed the America First S.O.S. Coalition, which aims to “reverse electoral fraud” by eliminating mail-in ballots, requiring […]

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Georgia Jury to Consider Whether Trump Illegally Interfered in 2020 Election

ATLANTA — As the criminal investigation of Donald J. Trump by Manhattan prosecutors appears to be stalling out, the separate investigation into whether the former president and his allies illegally interfered with Georgia’s 2020 election results took a significant step forward on Monday, as 23 people were chosen to serve on a special investigative grand […]

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Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

Over 2,300 text messages to and from Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff for Donald J. Trump, offer stunning real-time details of the efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Not least among the revelations are Mr. Meadows’s repeated overtures to the Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, with Mr. Meadows pressing the Georgian […]

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Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins

In her opening remarks, Lawrence-Hardy spoke of John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon who died in 2020. And she drew comparisons between the current legal battle and the state’s history of suppressing voters. Georgia was one of the states that were put under special federal oversight by the Voting Rights Act when […]

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Local Election Officials in Georgia Oppose G.O.P. Election Bill

During the hearing on Monday, State Senator Butch Miller, a Republican and member of the State Senate Ethics Committee, appeared to consider some of the officials concerns. “I think we’ll probably have additional work to be done,” he said. While Mr. Miller said he was not open to making sweeping changes to the bill, he […]

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Book Review: ‘Flipped,’ by Greg Bluestein

A bright spot for Democrats in 2018 was Lucy McBath, the daughter of civil rights activists. She defeated Karen Handel to represent the Sixth Congressional District. Handel had won office a year earlier in a special election, beating Ossoff, a documentary producer who had hoped to show that with Donald Trump in the White House, […]

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In Georgia’s Secretary of State Race, 2020 Is Still on the Ballot

On Tuesday, a little-known candidate who won a couple thousand votes in the Texas primaries has stretched out an already bitter Democratic race by more than two months. In Texas, candidates have to win at least 50 percent of the vote to win their party nomination. If no one gets at least 50 percent, the […]

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Election Deniers Are Running for Secretary of State Across the Country

The significance of the America First coalition’s parallel efforts can be seen clearly in Arizona, where the slate’s candidate is Mark Finchem, a former firefighter and real estate agent who has served in the state House since 2015 and has become the leading Republican contender for secretary of state. He has raised some $663,000 for […]

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The Long Road to Successful Covid Vaccines

To the Editor: Re “Decades of Discoveries Before ‘Miraculous’ Sprint to a Vaccine” (front page, Jan. 16): I was riveted by Gina Kolata and Benjamin Mueller’s article about the years of research that ultimately led to Covid-19 vaccines. The twists, dead ends, chance encounters and aha moments read like a thriller, but the authors also […]

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Atlanta D.A. Requests Special Grand Jury in Trump Election Inquiry

“We already have cooperated,” Mr. Raffensperger said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. “Any information that they’ve requested, we sent it to them. And if we’re compelled to come before a grand jury, obviously, we will follow the law and come before a grand jury and testify.” Representatives for Mr. Trump did not […]

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