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Politics May 16Gillibrand says she’d seek to codify abortion rights as president
During a rally at Georgia's state Capitol on Thursday, the New York senator criticized recent abortion bans signed into law in Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama as "a nationwide assault on women's constitutional rights by ideological extremists."…
Nation May 07WATCH: Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs 6-week abortion ban
The legislation bans abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant.
Politics Mar 29Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban heads to governor’s desk
The ultimate goal for many lawmakers and anti-abortion activists is to get a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
Politics Dec 03Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff election
Georgia's voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state's election infrastructure.
Politics Nov 20Democrat requests recount in close Georgia congressional race
Georgia law allows a recount if the margin between the candidates is 1 percent or less. The margin between Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is just under .15 percent.
Politics Nov 07Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race
With reported votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy of 51 percent, but Abrams and her campaign said there were enough ballots outstanding to bring the Republican below the threshold required for victory.
Politics Nov 06Some Georgia polling hours extended as voters see long lines
Voters in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races cast ballots Tuesday amid a dispute about one of the candidates' management of Georgia's elections system, leaving open the possibility that supporters on the losing side may not accept…
Politics Nov 04Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race
A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group is injecting racism directly into the Georgia race for governor, which has already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression.
Politics Oct 23WATCH: Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp face off in Georgia gubernatorial debate
The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting.
Politics Jul 25Georgia governor’s matchup sets a battle for the middle
ATLANTA — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground…