Chattanooga’s mayoral race dropped down from 15 official candidates to only two following Tuesday’s election, with the top vote-getters preparing for a runoff election.
Tim Kelly and Kim White will runoff on April 13, The Chattanoogan said. Kelly, a former car dealer, received 8,562 votes, or 30 percent, compared to White’s 8,289, or 29 percent. White is former president of River City Co. Read More
Georgia State Representative Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming) received an absentee ballot after submitting an application using a different signature than on his photo ID. The representative submitted his application on November 28 to vote in the runoff election. He received a ballot without any issues on December 15.
Dolezal tweeted a comparison picture between the non-matching signatures on his photo ID and his absentee ballot application. Read More
As of the first day of early voting for the runoff election, Georgians haven’t received an updated voter registration list.
The Republican Party of Georgia issued a press release posing seven questions about the list pertaining to the upcoming runoff election. Read More
Vice President Mike Pence hosted a “Defend the Majority” rally in Augusta, Georgia, gathering a crowd of 500 on a Thursday. The vice president stumped for incumbent Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in their bid to win re-election in the upcoming runoff election.
The rally occurred at Augusta Regional Airport in the early afternoon. Perdue was in attendance though Loeffler was absent – the latter senator was attending the funeral of her campaign staffer. Read More
A majority of likely voters in January’s runoff election want Governor Brian Kemp to call a special session for absentee ballot signature verification. The poll, exclusively shared with The Georgia Star News, revealed that the bipartisan voters strongly desire a special legislative session addressing signature verification for every mail-in ballot.
The national survey research and strategic services company McLaughlin & Associates called 800 likely voters at the end of last month. The methodology was described as a random selection “to correlate with actual voter turnout in the November 3rd general election.” Read More
Georgia’s secretary of state’s office is investigating the New Georgia Project for voter fraud connected to registering dead or out-of-state voters. The organization was founded by Stacey Abrams and chaired previously by Senate Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock.
In a press conference on Monday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed that his office had received substantiated evidence of the organization’s involvement in voter fraud. Raffensperger’s office confirmed their evidence included the organization soliciting registration for a dead individual, an ineligible voter, a multiple residents of other states. Read More
Georgia State Senate leadership within the Government Oversight Committee will convene later this week to review the elections processes.
In its press release, the committee stated that they found it “appropriate” to review the standing election processes and guidance, “to ensure the integrity of Georgia’s voting process.” Read More
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Voting Systems Manager Gabriel Sterling discussed the elections and lawsuits in a press conference on Monday. Both men asserted that the latest recount will confirm the election results, that the lawsuits made baseless claims, and that the upcoming runoff elections are their focus.
Raffensperger announced that the latest recount is scheduled to be completed by midnight on Wednesday. He added that his office will be releasing the recount results online. Read More
Democratic activist and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has tapped Hollywood’s elite to help with the senatorial runoff race. Abrams began hosting the weekly briefings with celebrities, their agents, and Hollywood executives on Friday.
“I believe very much in the power of celebrity to cut through the noise of politics,” stated Abrams. Read More
Legal representation for Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) sent a cease and desist letter to a station regarding an attack ad. Though the recipient of the letter was redacted, MediasTouch was identified as the creator of the ad dubbing the senator “Looting Loeffler.”
MediasTouch describes itself as a Democratic super PAC, created earlier this year by three brothers with the express primary goal of defeating President Donald Trump. Read More
Former Georgia House Minority Leader and failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams shared that she would auction a copy of her first romance novel to back Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. For just under a decade, Abrams wrote erotic romance novels under the pen name “Selena Montgomery.”
Abrams tweeted about her contribution to the runoff election on Wednesday. The funds raised from Abrams’ book will go to Romancing the Runoff, an initiative to raise money to back Warnock, Ossoff, and Democratic voting rights organizations. Read More
A new trend emerged this week during Georgia’s runoff race, in which individuals circulated old footage of Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock.
Warnock’s opponent, incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), has largely instigated this trend. The senator’s campaign has shared controversial links to Warnock’s old sermons and interviews via press releases and social media. Read More
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took to task Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for their political motives and agendas.
In an interview with Fox Business, Blackburn was asked what was at stake if Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue lost. Read More
Georgia’s incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are facing close battles against Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The winners will determine who keeps the majority or splits the Senate – and may impact the fundamental structure of American government.
In the race between Loeffler and Warnock this past week, the incumbent unleashed ads and a website criticizing Warnock’s policies and past. Loeffler accused Warnock to communist agendas and “anti-American” views, such as anti-gun sentiments. Read More