Category: Politics

What the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade means for Georgia

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, dismantling an almost 50-year precedent protecting the right to abortion. Their 6-3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was along partisan lines. The decision was widely anticipated due to a leaked draft majority opinion obtained by Politico in May indicating that the [...]

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Georgia primary runoff results: Nguyen defeats Dawkins-Haigler, Bailey overcomes Hall for key Democratic nominations

Georgia State Representative Bee Nguyen (D-89) secured the Democratic nomination for secretary of state and Attorney Charlie Bailey won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the June 21 runoff election. Along with these races, Georgia voters nominated candidates for other positions, including labor commissioner and insurance commissioner. Polls closed at 7 p.m.  Races advanced [...]

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Kemp, Abrams named gubernatorial candidates, Warnock, Walker elected as U.S. Senate nominees in primary elections

Voting for Georgia’s primary elections closed on May 24 at 7 p.m. Winners will represent the Democratic and Republican parties on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Although the races for the secretary of state Democratic nominee and the lieutenant governor Democratic nominee advanced to a runoff after no candidate received over 50% of the [...]

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2022 Election Guide

May 24 is election day for the 2022 Georgia primaries, although early voting began on May 2. Any primary races that advance to a runoff will hold an election on June 21, and the general election will take place on Nov. 8. Any general election run-offs will be held on Dec. 6. Georgia primary races [...]

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Emory to be DeKalb County’s new polling location, EVI seeks to increase student turnout

Emory University’s Atlanta campus will be DeKalb County’s official voting location. Voters can start using 1599 Clifton Road, an Emory administrative office near the Emory Conference Center Hotel, as a polling location when early voting opens on May 2.  In past elections, student voters carpooled from campus to locations such as Agnes Scott College (Ga.) [...]

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