Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

April 7th, 2021 - 4:17 pm § in Politics, Racism

Georgia’s GOP governor to voters: “Order Uber Eats”

“Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. “They can order a pizza. They[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Georgia D.A. refuses to prosecute legislator who knocked on governor’s door

Republicans wanted to lock her up in prison for knocking on the governor’s door while he was signing a voting law everyone else thinks is racist voter suppression. Standing between the governor’s goons and state Rep. Park Cannon, door knocker, was Fani Willis, another black woman and Dem[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 8:20 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

8 years in prison for a door knock?

Yes. It’s possible, if you’re talking about Georgia, the defendant is black, and the door knock was a protest against a racist voter suppression law. Read story here. After all, that state’s racists just made it a crime to hand a water bottle to a black voter waiting hours in line [...]

March 26th, 2021 - 6:00 pm § in Politics, Racism

PHOTOGRAPHY: Voting in Georgia

While white men in masks sign a Jim Crow law to keep blacks from voting, a black legislator is arrested (and later charged with a felony) for knocking on the governor’s door. (They’ll argue, “You can’t have it both ways. Either protesting is a crime or it isn’t. If the [...]

January 4th, 2021 - 5:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP whiner about taping Trump’s criminal conduct says “I wasn’t raised that way”

David Perdue, who by the grace of Georgia’s voters hopefully will not be a U.S. senator after tomorrow, said he’s “disgusted” that a Georgia election official recorded President Trump committing a crime (election fraud, no less!), and says he “wasn’t raised that way.” (Read story here.[...]

January 2nd, 2021 - 9:34 pm § in Politics

Where the Georgia Senate races stand now

The 2020 election isn’t over yet; there’s still some unfinished business in Georgia. No, I’m not referring to Trump’s and much of the GOP’s concerted efforts to overthrow our elected government and turn America into a banana republic run by a corrupt, dishonest dictator[...]

December 26th, 2020 - 12:32 pm § in Politics

Where polling stands now in Georgia Senate election

About half a point separates the candidates in both races. The Republican is up in one, and down in the other. (Read story here.) Polls overestimated the Democratic advantage in the November election across the board — in the White House, Senate, and House races. If that repeats in GeorgiaR[...]

December 3rd, 2020 - 6:11 pm § in Politics

Can Democrats flip Georgia’s senate seats?

If they do, they’ll have a 51-50 majority in the Senate allowing them to confirm Biden appointees and pass certain bills (assuming the filibuster is left intact) without any GOP votes. That’s a big deal, because it would greatly diminish Mitch McConnell’s leverage over Biden admini[...]

November 28th, 2020 - 8:56 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

GOP election fraud claims may backfire in Georgia

Both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats were on the ballot this year, one a special election to fill the remaining term of a senator who resigned for health reasons; and because no candidate got 50% in November, both races will be decided by runoff elections in January. The special significance of[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

QAnon crazy going to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, won the Republican primary for a safe GOP seat in Congress representing Georgia’s 14th congressional district. She has a credible Democratic opponent in the November election, but the district has voted ~76% Republican in recent contested elections, a[...]