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  1. 2018 midterms
    John Barrow, Who Inspired No One, Loses In GA Secretary of State RunoffGeorgia Democrats tried to capture Brian Kemp’s old secretary of state job on Tuesday by running a centrist, and failed.
  2. voting rights
    Why a National Campaign for Voting Rights Is EssentialWhile a constitutional voting-rights amendment is unlikely, a national campaign could do much good, and Democrats are foolish if they don’t pursue it.
  3. 2018 georgia governor race
    Black Women Aren’t Done Fighting For GeorgiaStacey Abrams and her supporters are stronger than ever, even in apparent defeat.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Abrams Considers Long-Shot Lawsuit As Georgia Prepares to Certify Kemp’s WinBrian Kemp will likely be certified as the winner of the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia today. But Stacey Abrams may pursue one final legal remedy.
  5. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  6. 2018 georgia governor race
    Stacey Abrams Still Isn’t Giving UpA new ruling found that her opponent had failed to “properly maintain a reliable and secure voter registration system.”
  7. voting rights
    Democrats May Have Lost to Brian Kemp, But They Can Still Capture His Old JobThe race to choose Kemp’s replacement as secretary of State appears headed for a runoff. It will be key to Georgia’s political future.
  8. georgia
    Lucy McBath Declares Victory in Bid for Newt Gingrich’s Old Congressional SeatMcBath came to national prominence after her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed by a racist motorist in Florida in 2012.
  9. 2018 midterms
    Brian Kemp Will Likely Win Georgia Due to an Election Travesty of His Own MakingGeorgia’s electorate may trend conservative, but Brian Kemp’s Jim Crow-esque thwarting of black votes makes it hard to tell by how much.
  10. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Is Suppressing Black Votes, and Everyday Georgians Are Helping HimBrian Kemp is suppressing black votes in Georgia. Less attention is being paid to the everyday citizens helping him.
  11. politics
    Brian Kemp Is Getting DesperateTwo days before the election, the Georgia Republican is making bogus hacking allegations against Democrats.
  12. 2018 georgia governor race
    Oprah Is Going to Georgia to Campaign for Stacey AbramsIn addition to holding two town halls, she’s going to go door-to-door (!!) to talk to voters.
  13. 2018 midterms
    Judge Tells Kemp to Send Absentee Ballots to Voters Rejected Over TechnicalitiesOne of many efforts by Kemp to supervise his own election in a self-interested way has been stopped.
  14. politics
    Abrams-Kemp Debate Reflected Old Southern Divisions Over Equality and JusticeKemp thinks he can win by labeling Abrams as an “extremist,” but she’s gambling on the state being ready for something new.
  15. 2018 midterms
    First Early Voting Numbers Are Big. But It’s Not Clear What They Mean Yet.We could see historic levels of early voting, and of midterm voting — but it’s still not clear which party will benefit.
  16. 2018 midterms
    Brian Kemp’s Fake Crusade for Election Integrity in GeorgiaHe claims he’s fighting fraud. But the Republican secretary of state is actually disenfranchising voters while ignoring real infrastructure problems.
  17. 2018 midterms
    Forcing a Runoff Election Might Be Kemp’s Backstop in Georgia Governor’s RaceHistory suggests Republicans do better in December runoffs in Georgia, but then Democrat Stacey Abrams is all about making history.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Who Is the Real Extremist in Georgia’s Governor’s Race?Brian Kemp’s campaign for governor rests on casting Stacey Abrams as an extremist. Will Georgians believe him?
  19. racism
    White Woman Calls Cops on Man for ‘Babysitting While Black’“All because I got two kids in the backseat who do not look like me.”
  20. education
    Georgia School Announces It Will Start Paddling Children As Punishment“There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have,” said the superintendent.
  21. Who Will Win Georgia’s Insane GOP Gubernatorial Runoff?Democrats are hoping the wild GOP contest will help their candidate Stacey Abrams.
  22. It’s Hard to Get Too Weird for the Georgia GOP. But Jason Spencer Pulled It Off.Jason Spencer was already on the way out of office thanks to earlier antics, but he insisted on embarrassing his state and his party one last time.
  23. Trump Endorses GOPer Who Vowed to ‘Round Up Criminal Illegals’ in His PickupIn a surprise endorsement at the last minute, Trump is at odds with popular Georgia GOP governor Nathan Deal.
  24. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Primary Was About Who Could Be the CraziestIn the latest gleaning from a secret tape of Georgia GOP gubernatorial front-runner Casey Cagle, he admits his party’s kinda nuts.
  25. Georgia GOP Lieutenant Governor Caught on Tape Insisting He’s a Political HackFront-running candidate for governor Casey Cagle walked into a trap by confessing he flip-flopped on a key bill for purely political reasons.
  26. power
    Stacey Abrams’s Win Is Just the BeginningHer victory is a lesson in how to break the rules of politics.
  27. politics
    5 Reasons We’re Excited About Stacey AbramsShe could be America’s first black female governor — and she moonlights as a romance novelist.
  28. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic WomenPrimaries in three southern states plus runoffs in Texas continued to shape a competitive midterm, with Democratic women doing particularly well.
  29. primaries 2018
    Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  30. Abrams Wins Georgia’s ‘Two Staceys’ Race, Could Be First Black Female GovernorWith Abrams heading the Democratic ticket, the Georgia governor’s race might finally be competitive again.
  31. The Two Staceys Versus GOP Wild Men: A Preview of Tuesday’s PrimariesGubernatorial primaries in Georgia and congressional contests in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas are on tap for May 22.
  32. Georgia GOP Candidate’s ‘Deportation Bus,’ Like His Campaign, Breaks DownGOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is going nowhere fast, but the general-election showdown in November is becoming more interesting.
  33. Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Points Gun at Teen in New AdBrian Kemp is in a competition with his Republican rivals to show how much he loves guns. But they could go too far.
  34. Stacey Vs. Stacey: Inside Georgia’s Strangely Pivotal Governor’s RaceThe dueling Democratic primary candidates agree on this: Sometimes they wish they had different first names.
  35. nightmares
    Video of Rogue Ski Lift Confirms We Should All Just Stay InsideTen people were injured when the lift at the Gudauri resort spun out of control and sent skiers flying.
  36. Georgia Republicans Punish Delta for Cutting Ties With the NRAThe airline could end up paying an extra $40 million for angering gun-loving lawmakers.
  37. Georgia GOP: No Tax Cut for Delta Unless It Gives NRA Members DiscountsThe airline severed ties with the NRA last week. Now, Georgia’s lieutenant governor is threatening to kill a jet-fuel subsidy in retaliation.
  38. Florida: Guns 1, Students 0Florida Republicans didn’t even wait a decent interval to shoot down a proposed assault weapons ban.
  39. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows the Way Forward for Democrats in the SouthDoug Jones assembled the same kind of biracial coalition that always worked for southern Democrats, but without being conservative. Get used to it.
  40. How the Democrats Can Make Inroads in the SouthThe landscape is tough, but demographic change, voter-registration efforts, and a little luck could go a long way toward reviving southern Democrats.
  41. design hunting
    This Is What ‘Wild Minimalism’ Looks LikeMeet Rooms, a two-woman design team operating out of Georgia.
  42. local politics
    State Rep Gives Ominous Warning About Removing Confederate Statues“I can guarantee you won’t be met with torches but something a lot more definitive.”
  43. After Ossoff Defeat, Georgia Democrats Are Looking for Some AnswersShould Democrats in places like Georgia keep trying to rebuild white support? Or should they focus on minority mobilization? The debate goes on.
  44. Ossoff’s Loss Has a Silver Lining for DemocratsThe emergence of a new game plan, from persuasion to motivation.
  45. the body politic
    Can the New Activist Passion of Suburban White Women Change American Politics?Jon Ossoff’s race against Karen Handel in Georgia is the first test.
  46. shortages
    Freak Weather Has Decimated the South’s Peach SuppliesNow a shortage is looming just in time for summer.
  47. 6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special ElectionMontana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.
  48. Judge Overturns Early Voter Registration Deadline for the Ossoff-Handel RaceIn rough justice for GOP candidate and voting-rights pariah Karen Handel, a judge has extended registration for her runoff contest with Jon Ossoff.
  49. Ossoff Falls Short of a Majority in Georgia House Race, Heads to RunoffThe Democrat disappointed those hoping for a knockout win in Tom Price’s old district, but he’ll get another shot on June 20.
  50. Georgia’s Many Counties Have Contributed to Atlanta’s Traffic DisasterOne of the least-understood sources of Atlanta’s horrific traffic problem is a balkanized system of counties.
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