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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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Familiar GOP vote suppression tactics emerge as election nears

  By Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of The Advancement Project, talks with Rachel Maddow about fighting Republican vote suppression tactics in Georgia in the final days leading up to an election. https://link.theplatform.com/s/7wvmTC/8KoA2xaV5Ttf?MBR=TRUE&format=redirect&manifest=m3u&format=redirect&Tracking=true&Embedded=true&formats=MPEG4

Voting Rights Become A Flashpoint In Georgia Governor’s Race

ATLANTA (AP) — Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they’re registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered. “I was kind of shocked,” said Appling-Nunez, who moved from …

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