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From: Floricua
The Pandemic Left Nearly 20,000 Spanish-Speaking Domestic Workers With No Job
More than half of the domestic workers interviewed said they did not have the financial means to pay their rent or mortgage during the past months....
From: NPR
How Voting Is Different This Year
Voting is different this year. NPR reporters break down what's changed, what voters need to look out for and some of the major legal issues still...
From: COURIER
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: 11 Alive
Joe Biden speaks to crowd of supporters at Atlanta drive-in event
The Democratic nominee for president is making his first trip to Georgia today....
From: DemCast
Gregg Kennard for GA-102 and Against Confederate Monuments
Rep. Gregg Kennard, Democrat running for reelection in Georgias 102nd district speaks up against racist symbols of the Confederacy. %...
From: WPLG
Biden vows his unity can save country; Trump hits Midwest
Joe Biden plans to use the final week before Election Day to go on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia and planning travel that may put President...
From: WSAV-TV
Rejected ballots in Georgia
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says nearly 3 million Georgians have already cast their ballots with record voter turnout....
From: 11 Alive
Will Georgia turn blue? Analysts explain how - or if - it could happen
According to NBC, Georgia is one of the 12 battleground states in the 2020 election. Many believe Georgia's changing demographics have moved it to...
From: 11 Alive
Why is Georgia so important in this year's presidential race?
Democratic candidate Joe Biden will visit the state on Tuesday...
From: POLITICO
Georgia’s legacy of voter suppression is driving historic Black turnout
Changing demographics in the Atlanta suburbs and an explosion of civic engagement among first-time voters could turn the state blue for the first time...
From: Connecticut Post
Youth movement helping to run Georgia elections
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) Five years ago, when she was a sophomore at Carver High School,......
From: 11 Alive
Joe Biden announces Georgia visit for Tuesday
The former vice president and current presidential candidate announced his first Georgia campaign stop will be on Tuesday....
From: ABC News
Appeals court halts order requiring Georgia pollbook backups
A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a lower courts order that said every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated...
From: the Guardian
He fought for voting rights in Georgia – then found himself in trouble with the law
Tariq Baiyinas push to end felony disenfranchisement is on hold as he battles with the legal system hes fought to change...
From: 11 Alive
'Georgia is so important' | Harris arrives in Atlanta as Biden campaign targets Peach State
The California senator arrived on Friday in her first visit to Georgia of the campaign....
From: ajc
In high-stakes election, Georgia’s voting system vulnerable to cyberattack
An AJC investigation shows that Secretary of State Brad Raffenspergers office weakened Georgia's voting system defenses, disabling password...
From: NBC News
Ransomware hit a Georgia county. That didn't stop its ballot counting.
The attack does not indicate any broad effort to tamper with U.S. voting or show systemic vulnerabilities to the U.S. election system....
From: CBS46 News Atlanta
More than 2.2 million ballots cast in Georgia
More than 2.2 million ballots have been cast in Georgia through either in-person early voting or mail-in/absentee ballots as of Friday....
From: DemCast
The Call to Serve: Mokah Johnson
Mokah Johnson has been called to serve and now is runnning in Georgia House District 117. This activist has already made a difference and will work...
From: ajc
In high-stakes election, Georgia's voting system vulnerable to cyberattack
An AJC investigation shows that Secretary of State Brad Raffenspergers office weakened Georgia's voting system defenses, disabling password...
From: Atlanta Magazine
How to volunteer on Election Day in metro Atlanta
While many metro Atlanta counties were overwhelmed with applications to become poll workers, there are still plenty of ways to help out fellow voters...
From: CNN
Ransomware hits election infrastructure in Georgia county
A Georgia county is ground zero for what may be the first ransomware attack to hit election infrastructure this political season....
From: Reporter Newspapers
City of Brookhaven pays off all overdue Georgia Power bills for residents, businesses
The city of Brookhaven says it has paid off overdue electric bills of more than 2,500 residents and businesses with over $777,000 in federal pandemic...
From: NPR
Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections, according to a...
From: 11 Alive
Georgia Secretary of State announces elections improvement task force
It will be called the Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections task force and meet weekly until the end of the year....
From: Foreign Policy
Trump’s Assaults on Immigrants Drive Georgia’s Latino Voters
Once solid red, Georgia has become a battleground state in part due to its growing Latino populationand rampant anger at Trumps immigration...
From: 11 Alive
When does the early voting period end in Georgia?
Here's how much time you still have to get to the polls in advance of Election Day on Nov. 3....
From: COURIER
Here's Every High-Profile Republican Who Has Endorsed Biden So Far
The list of Biden endorsers includes former Trump administration officials; former Republican senators, representatives, and governors; and hundreds...
From: KBJR
'Kamala' becomes a rally call against GOP senator in Georgia
Democrats are seizing on Republican Sen. David Perdues comments at a recent rally in which he made a spectacle of struggling to...
From: WMAZ
What do the Georgia constitutional amendments, referendum mean on the ballot?
There are 2 proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution and a statewide referendum on this November ballot...
From: DemCast
Connie Di Cicco: Leave Things Better Than You Found Them
Connie will use those values in her battle to win against a 25-year Republican incumbent and carry them into her legislative work should she prevail....
From: the Guardian
Georgia: two rightwing Republicans face Democrat in special election debate
GOP rivals Kelly Loeffler and Doug Collins face Raphael Warnock in virtual debate for Senate seat race with no primary...
From: DemCast
The Call to Serve: Dr. Jasmine Clark for the Georgia House
During her first term, Dr. Jasmine Clark has shown great integrity, tenacity and intelligence serving as Georgias House Representative for District...
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
From: COURIER
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: Yale News
Spike in mail-in voting, health concerns portend a messy Election Day
Yale political scientist Gregory Huber discusses public sentiment about voting in the upcoming election, and how he expects Nov. 3 to play out....
From: Georgia Public Broadcasting
For Nonwhite Georgia Voters, Numbers Have Soared As Polling Places Dwindled
The states voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have...
From: USA TODAY
The week in polls: Trump roars back in Florida, Biden gains in Georgia
In the Senate, a poll found Doug Jones may not be doomed after all. And another found Lindsey Graham's race may not be as tight as believed....
From: USA TODAY
Georgia GOP Sen. Perdue faces criticism after 'mockingly' mispronouncing Kamala Harris' name
John Burke,communications director for Perdues campaign, insistedthe senator "simply mispronounced" her name "didn't mean anything by it."...
From: All On Georgia
It’s Time To Stop Jeopardizing The Immigrant Community To Support Georgia Priorities & Economy
OPINION: Charles Kuck says it's time to stop jeopardizing the immigrant community to support Georgia priorities and economy....
From: The Hill
Georgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansion
The Trump administration has given Georgia the green light to partially expand Medicaid without federal support, and to impose work requirements on...
From: WMAZ
'Trump COVID Superspreader Event' billboard appears before Macon MAGA rally
A similar billboard appeared in Des Moines, Iowa, prior to a rally there on Wednesday night....
From: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Headed To Trump's Macon Rally? Know The COVID-19 Risk
President Trumps barnstorming ralliesstill pump classic rock tunes for a soundtrack and pack out airport tarmacs. But what's new for his rallies...
From: WSBTV
Advocacy groups push state for paper ballots as massive turnout continues for early voting
With the increased turnout for early voting, many metro Atlanta counties are adding more locations and voting machines to help cut down on long lines....
From: FiveThirtyEight
Will Georgia Turn Blue?
For all the turmoil in the country this year, our presidential election forecast has been remarkably stable. Dating back to June 1, the first date...
From: KSAT
History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia
Black people are going to the polls by the thousands and waiting in lines for hours to vote early in Georgia....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....