U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde Describes How Georgia Must Prioritize Election Security

U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09) said this week that election season is over in Georgia and government officials must now secure the integrity of how people vote. Clyde submitted a column to The Washington Examiner and said state-level officials, during this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly, are prioritizing the issue of voter integrity. He also seemed to criticize Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for how he managed last year’s elections.

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Georgia Congresswoman Files Resolution to Prohibit Donald Trump from U.S. Capitol

U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) this month submitted a resolution that would, if enacted, prohibit former U.S. President Donald Trump from entering the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The resolution directs that the U.S. Capitol Police and other entities prohibit Trump from entering the U.S. Capitol at any time after he left office.

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Georgia General Assembly Will Soon Examine Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Members of the Georgia General Assembly will soon consider two separate bills that pertain to civil asset forfeiture, one which would make it harder for government officials to seize private property. This bill, the Due Process in Civil Forfeiture Act, would increase the burden of proof for the government in civil forfeiture proceedings. The bill would alsoprovide people with public defenders during civil forfeiture proceedings in certain criminal cases.

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Democrats in Georgia General Assembly Say Felons Should Vote

Various left-leaning groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Southern Center for Human Rights, have endorsed a new initiative in Georgia to restore felons’ voting rights. Six Georgia state representatives filed legislation to allow felons the right to vote in Georgia. This, according to a press release that the Georgia House of Representatives emailed Monday.

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Georgia Legislators Officially Request Commission on Slavery Reparations

Six Georgia state representatives put forward a resolution last week asking that members of the U.S. Congress create a formal commission to study whether the government should provide reparations for slavery. “The racial bigotry fed by slavery did not end with slavery or with segregation. And many of the issues that still trouble America have roots in the bitter experience of other times. But however long the journey, our destiny is set: liberty and justice for all,” according to the language of the resolution.

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Georgia Congressman Says Unfair Trade Practices Hurt the State’s Blueberry Industry

Georgia is one of several states that harvest blueberries, but  U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08) said this week that other nations’ unfair trade practices have harmed all of America’s blueberry growers. Scott and other members of Congress want members of the International Trade Commission to help.

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U.S. Rep. Jody Hice Explains How Georgians Can Preserve the Republic Against Socialists and Marxists

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10) said this weekend that right-of-center Georgians can defeat socialists and Marxists living within the United States and, at the same time, do so peacefully.

“As shameful and tragic as January 6 was, it does not change the fact that tens of millions of Americans believe the November 3 general election was fraudulent,” Hice said in an emailed newsletter to his constituents Friday.

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Georgia General Assembly Resolution Asks Congress Not to Increase Number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Members of the Georgia House of Representatives have submitted a resolution that asks the U.S. Congress “to reject any and all actions to increase the number of justices on the United States Supreme Court.” Staff for U.S. Sen.-elect Jon Ossoff and U.S. Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock, both Democrats scheduled to soon represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, did not return The Georgia Star News’ requests for comment on the matter.

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Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Announces She’s Cosponsoring New Pro-Life Legislation

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) said this week that she is cosponsoring the Life at Conception Act and the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Greene said this in a press release that members of her staff emailed Friday.

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New Bill in Georgia General Assembly Would Increase School Choice

Georgia State Rep. Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock) has introduced a bill that, if enacted into law, would offer greater school choice for parents through Educational Scholarship Accounts. Parents could take these ESA’s and use them for private educational opportunities instead of public education funds.

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Brian Kemp Tells Georgia Legislators to Move Past 2020 and Focus on COVID-19 During State of State Address

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp delivered an optimistic State of the State address Thursday and proposed what he said were new ways for state officials to invest taxpayer money to counteract the effects of COVID-19. At one point in his speech, the governor apparently referred to the November 2020 elections and alleged voter fraud and other voter irregularities.

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Higher Ed Students in Georgia Would Have Greater First Amendment Rights under New Bill in General Assembly

Georgia State Rep. Josh Bonner (R-Fayetteville) has put forward a bill in the Georgia General Assembly that, if enacted into law, would grant greater free speech rights to students at the state’s institutions of higher learning. Bonner named the bill the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act.

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Georgia Legislator Wants Body Cams on Every Law Enforcement Officer and to Strip Them of Certain Legal Immunities

Georgia State Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) has put forward separate bills that would, if enacted, require that law enforcement officers wear body cameras on-the-job. Law enforcement officers might also have to submit to a citizen review board. Members of such a board would review law enforcement officers’ actions while those officers served in the line of duty. Scott would also strip law enforcement officers of certain legal immunities they have as they do their jobs and make them liable to a lawsuit or other civil liability.

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Georgia GOP State Senators Who Fought for Election Integrity Stripped of Committee Chairmanships

ATLANTA, Georgia – Two Georgia state senators who said they wanted to fight for the state’s election integrity after the November 2020 presidential election learned Tuesday they will no chair committees that they previously presided over. State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson) will no longer chair the Committee on Insurance and Labor. State Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) no longer oversees that body’s Transportation Committee.

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Despite Heavy Left-Wing Credentials, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Say They Will Serve All Georgians

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, despite their connections to socialists and other members of the political left, told Georgians this week that they will act in all state residents’ best interests. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website reported that, with 100 percent of the vote collected, incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) lost to Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. Perdue got 49.79 percent of the vote, or 2,195,755 votes. Ossoff got 50.21 percent or 2,214,178 votes.

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Georgia U.S. Senate Runoffs Incredibly Tight, No Declared Winner as of Tuesday Night

As of Tuesday night Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) held a small lead over Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff, while Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler  held a very slight lead over Democrat opponent Raphael Warnock. The outcome of the race will determine which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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In New Project Veritas Video, Raphael Warnock Staffers Reveal Candidate Wants to Defund Police

U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock wants to defund the police, even though he hides his beliefs from Georgia voters, according to a video that members of Project Veritas released Monday. Two Warnock campaign staff members shared what they said were Warnock’s true thoughts and feelings with an undercover Project Veritas reporter.

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Georgia Republicans Say the Media Owes It to Georgians to Start Asking Raphael Warnock Challenging Questions

Members of the Georgia Republican Party this week said the media must ask U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock a list of specific questions about his past. Georgia GOP members, in a press release, submitted the questions that they want the media to ask.

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Georgia GOP Alleges Jon Ossoff Promoted Chinese Propaganda Outlet After Stint as National Security Aide

Members of the Georgia Republican Party alleged this week that U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s ties to China run deeper than originally thought. Specifically, Georgia GOP officials, citing a new article in The Washington Free Beacon, said Ossoff once encouraged Twitter users to follow China state media. This happened in November 2012, according to Ossoff’s own Twitter feed.

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Authorities Arrest Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Supporters on Theft and Obstruction Charges

Columbia County authorities have arrested two alleged thieves who stole packages from people’s homes — as the pair simultaneously distributed fliers supporting the candidacies of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Warnock and Ossoff, both Democrats, want to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate.

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Raphael Warnock Opposed Donald Trump Tax Cuts that Helped Georgia Residents, New Study Says

A new study of the 2017 federal tax cuts said they will lead to lower taxes and higher wages as the average Georgia household will enjoy more than $39,000 in economic benefits over their lifetime. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat who wants to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, opposed those tax cuts, as Breitbart reported this month.

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Outcome of Georgia U.S. Race Will Determine New York City’s Budget, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said late last week that his city’s budget hinges on the results of the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs. This, according to a transcript of a press conference that de Blasio held Thursday. The mayor’s staff published the transcript on The City of New York’s official website.

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Fulton County Election Officials’ Tactics Enable Voting Irregularities, Georgia State Senator Greg Dolezal Says

Fulton County election officials have discovered ways to breach Georgia law and enable voting irregularities, said Georgia State Rep. Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming). Dolezal accused Fulton County officials of this behavior when he appeared on Thursday’s edition of The John Fredericks Show.

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Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock Refuse to Answer Critical Questions in Georgia U.S. Senate Race

Campaign staff for U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock declined to answer hard questions Wednesday about their past conduct and their policy positions. Ossoff and Warnock, both Democrats, want to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate.

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Georgia Sheriffs Explain Why Georgians Shouldn’t Vote for Jon Ossoff or Raphael Warnock

Various Georgia sheriffs said at a press conference Tuesday that they don’t want voters to send Democrats to the U.S. Senate to boost Joe Biden’s agenda, especially since the party embraces the ‘Defund the Police’ rhetoric. These sheriffs spoke prior to Biden’s campaign event for U.S. Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, both of whom want to represent Georgia.

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Joe Biden: Georgia U.S. Senate Race Must End Before Civil Rights Leaders Can Go Back to Preaching ‘Defund the Police’

Joe Biden reportedly doesn’t want civil rights leaders to discuss defunding the police until after the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs have concluded. This, for fear that such rhetoric will scare off Georgia voters and prevent Democrats from controlling the U.S. Senate next year.

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Evidence Shows Raphael Warnock Is an Anti-Semite, Says Republican National Committee

A member of the Republican National Committee said this week that Joe Biden is traveling to Georgia to campaign for an anti-Semite — Democrat Raphael Warnock, who wants to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. “Now that Joe Biden is headed down to Georgia to campaign with Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Joe Biden must be asked if he agrees with Warnock’s anti-Semitic comparisons,” said RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest.

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Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and Other Leftist Comedians to Host Fundraiser for Georgia Candidate Jon Ossoff

Four left-wing Hollywood comedians, including Sarah Silverman and Patton Oswalt, are scheduled to host a virtual fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff. This, according to The Hill, which reported that Silverman, Oswalt, Dulce Sloan, and Sarah Cooper will host this “Riffing for the Georgia Runoffs” event on December 18.

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Georgia Republicans File Second Ethics Complaint Against Jon Ossoff

U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, allegedly did not disclose he was compensated by an organization that members of the Georgia Republican Party said has links to the Chinese Communist Party. The Georgia GOP alleged this in an ethics complaint that it filed Thursday with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Georgia Republicans identified the organization as PCCW Media Limited.

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Gov. Brian Kemp Silent on Whether He Might Use Powers to Move Date of Georgia U.S. Senate Races to February

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would not say Tuesday whether he favors a special legislative session to change the date of the state’s two U.S. Senate elections from January 5 to February 1 of next year. Moving back the date might give members of the Georgia General Assembly additional time to coordinate and develop ways to prevent potential election fraud.

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Nancy Pelosi Raises Money for Her Preferred Georgia U.S. Senate Candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) was scheduled to hold a virtual fundraiser Monday for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who both want to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. This, according to an article that The Baltimore Sun published Monday.

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Mike Pence Will Return to Georgia, Scheduled to Hold Rally in Augusta on Thursday

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to return to Georgia on Thursday, and this time he’s traveling to Augusta.

This, according to a press release that Georgia Republican Party officials emailed Monday.

“On Thursday, December 10th, Vice President Mike Pence will return to Georgia for a Defend the Majority Rally in Augusta,” according to the press release.

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Socialist Bernie Sanders Wants Georgia Residents to Send Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to Washington, D.C.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday endorsed Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. “We’re all working as hard as we can to make sure that the two Democratic candidates win in Georgia,” Sanders, a socialist, said on MSNBC.

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#WalkAway Campaign Founder Brandon Straka Announces Mass Canvassing in Georgia to Help David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler

#WalkAway Campaign founder Brandon Straka announced this week that he is coordinating grand scale plans to help U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) win reelection. U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock want to represent the Peach State. Perdue and Loeffler are on the January 5, 2021 ballot for the U.S. Senate against Ossoff and Warnock, respectively.

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RNC Blasts Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for Fundraising for Out-of-State Dollars

Members of the Republican National Committee are warning Georgians about what they describe as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s out-of-state fundraising and Raphael Warnock’s questionable past. This, according to a press release that RNC members posted on their website this week.

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New TikTok Video Out of Los Angeles Mocks Conservative Georgians During U.S. Senate Election

In an apparent display of coastal elitism, a new TikTok video tries to lampoon conservative Georgia residents as gullible enough to vote for either Raphael Warnock or Jon Ossoff — if someone dupes them into it.

The two Democrats want to represent the Peach State in the U.S. Senate.

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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton Warns Georgia of Dire Future If Voters Elect Dems to Control US Senate

If the residents of Georgia don’t want radical socialists to impose their ultimate wish list upon America then they better get out and vote Republican on January 5.

That was the message that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) relayed to a couple hundred people at a Defend the Majority Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry on Thursday. Cotton appeared alongside U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). Perdue and Loeffler, both Republicans, are on the January 5, 2021 ballot against two Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.

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Despite Allegations, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax Enters Race for Governor

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault.

Fairfax delivered a campaign speech at the Old Court House in Fairfax in northern Virginia.

In February 2019, Fairfax faced calls for his resignation from fellow Democrats after two women publicly accused him of sexual assault.

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Gov. DeWine’s Pick for New State Health Director Withdraws Her Name from Consideration

The doctor named by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to be the state’s new health director has withdrawn her name from consideration.

The move came just hours after DeWine announced that he’d chosen Dr. Joan Duwve to take the position. The governor announced the decision on Twitter stating that Duwve cited “personal reasons” for the decision and that his office would continue searching for a full-time replacement.

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Governor DeWine’s Tuesday Press Briefing Addresses Labor Day Weekend Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, High-Speed Internet Grants for Students

Governor Mike DeWine’s recent press conference touched on a number of issues facing Ohio and possible fixes. 

In the Tuesday briefing, DeWine reminded citizens to take the proper safety precautions for Labor Day weekend. DeWine reported that Ohio had the “highest number of new cases since the end of July,” which he called a “stark reminder that this virus has not gone away and it continues to spread in our communities.”

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Michigan and Ohio Secretaries of State Endorse Zuckerberg’s Millions Directed to Elections

Michigan and Ohio state secretaries Jocelyn Benson and Frank LaRose endorsed $300 million directed to elections by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. The Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL) and Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) announced Tuesday that Zuckerberg and his wife donated in order “to promote safe and reliable voting in states and localities.”

Both Benson and LaRose agreed that the investment was necessary considering the pandemic’s effects on the presidential election. LaRose reposted the press release the day it came out, citing the need for accurate information during voting.

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Virginia Republicans Wary of Proposals Facilitating Absentee Ballots

Republican legislators in Virginia are sounding the alarm about risks with new provisions providing prepaid postage and drop boxes for absentee ballots. The provisions come as part of a budget amendment proposed by Governor Ralph Northam.

The amendment provides $2 million to create the ballot drop boxes and to pay postage so that voters do not have to pay to return their ballots. The General Assembly will consider the amendments sometime near the beginning of next week.

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Virginia Democrats Taking a Political Action Breather During Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is well underway, and while Republicans are busy in Virginia, Democrat delegates seem to be taking a break from political action this week.

That’s according to Ben Tribbett and Danny Barefoot, two political consultants who work with the Democratic Party in Virginia.

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Former Ohio Congressman, Jim Renacci Joins Leahy to Discuss Ohio as a Battleground State for Election 2020

During a live recording on Friday’s Battleground State Report – a one-hour radio show from Star News Digital Media in the early stages of national weekend syndication roll out – host Leahy was joined on the line by Jim Renacci former (R) U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 16th district in 2011-2019.

During the show, Renacci weighed in on how he saw Ohio moving in the direction for the 2020 Presidential election predicting at this time voters would again side with Trump. However, he did mention that politics is a 30-40 day cycle where things could change. Renacci added that the policies embedded in Ohio’s politics were not the President’s politics making things difficult for citizens by holding high taxes and heavy regulation on businesses.

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