Federal judge blocks Georgia from throwing out absentee ballots based on signature mismatches

  A federal court on Wednesday blocked Georgia from throwing out absentee ballots and applications because of signature mismatches, a decision heralded by voting rights proponents 13 days before midterm elections. While acknowledging that the state has a strong interest in election integrity, District Judge Leigh Martin May issued a temporary restraining order that allows voters …

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He said Georgia insurers own regular. NOW…industry donors favor him

By James Salzer – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Republican state insurance commissioner nominee Jim Beck Updated: 11:02 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 |  Posted: 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 When Republican candidate Jim Beck was asked during a pre-primary debate about the coziness between the insurance commissioner’s office and the industry it regulates, he didn’t shy …

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Stacey Abrams rallies with Georgia voters forced off Black Voters Matter bus

Obstacles to voting “are only permanent if we don’t fight them,” the Democratic candidate for governor told ThinkProgress. KIRA LERNEROCT 17, 2018, 12:55 PM STACEY ABRAMS TAKES PHOTOS WITH SUPPORTERS IN LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA WEDNESDAY. CREDIT: KIRA LERNER   LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — Two days after a Jefferson County official ordered a senior center to remove roughly …

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Global technology company to invest $2.5B in Douglas County

Author: Governor Nathan Deal – Office of the Governor For immediate release May 25, 2017 Deal: Global technology company to invest $2.5 billion in Douglas County Switch to create 65 jobs in metro Atlanta data center Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will create 65 jobs, and along with its clients, …

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Climate Change: How do we know?

NASA:  Global Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet Climate change: How do we know? This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA Mauna Loa …

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McConnell: GOP may take another shot at repealing Obamacare after midterms

McConnell: GOP may take another shot at repealing Obamacare after the midterms Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks during an interview with Reuters in Washington on October 17, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) By Felicia Sonmez October 17 at 5:23 PM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Republicans may try again to repeal …

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