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Politics Dec 19Georgia restores 22,000 purged voter registrations
After purging more than 300,000 voters from the rolls, Georgia election officials restored roughly 22,000 of them Thursday, citing an error in the way their voting history had been screened.
Nation Oct 01Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law
The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women realize they're expecting. It allows for limited exceptions.
Nation Jun 28Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia law that bans most abortions
The so-called heartbeat law bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant.
Politics Apr 29Challenge to Georgia’s election system faces first court test
The lawsuit accuses the secretary of state and election board members of mismanaging the 2018 election in ways that deprived some citizens, particularly low-income people and minorities, of their constitutional right to vote. It seeks substantial reforms and asks that…
Nation Jan 01Georgia may update election system amid criticism
Cybersecurity experts have warned that the touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, and provide no way to do an audit or confirm that votes have been recorded correctly because there's no paper…
Politics Nov 27Lawsuit challenging Georgia election process filed by Stacey Abrams-backed group
In a fiery speech ending her campaign Nov. 16, Stacey Abrams announced that a lawsuit would be filed against Georgia "for the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions."…
Politics Nov 16Stacey Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race
Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.
Politics Nov 13Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots
A federal judge has ordered Georgia take steps to ensure provisional ballots aren't improperly rejected and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor.
Nation Nov 08Brian Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state
As the state's top election official, Kemp oversaw the race, and his resignation Thursday morning came as a hearing began for a lawsuit in which five voters asked that he be barred from exercising his duties in any future management…
Politics Oct 24Georgia’s rejection of mail ballots over mismatched signatures halted by judge
Georgia election officials must stop rejecting absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications without first giving voters a chance to fix the problem, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.