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While the rest of the nation is either exploding or breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the November election, the state of Georgia is gearing up for another round of political battle. Voters in that state had best get ready. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what’s coming yet,” said...
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  Polling for current President Donald Trump is dismal. Numbers show his Democratic opponent Joe Biden ahead nationally by double digits and ahead in most battleground states. Biden is even putting up a good fight in states like Georgia and Texas, which normally vote solidly Republican. The polls look so obvious that pollster Frank Luntz told...
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The word “filibuster” rolls off the tongue kind of weird—kind of like it’s coming back up again. That’s the larger sentiment behind the word for many frustrated senators, as well. The filibuster is a legislative maneuver that originally let senators debate indefinitely on legislation in order to prevent a vote. The Senate has gotten lazier...
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  The electorate is on ready and voting early this month, with lines queuing up outside many districts that allow voting before Election Day. A record 54 percent of voters  told federal officials they would be voting early this year, which is an increase from the 40 percent of voters who said they planned to...
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American politics has proven time and again that a presidential candidate has to win more than just the most votes in order to be president. Hillary Clinton lost the presidency in 2016, despite getting more votes than GOP candidate Donald Trump; she beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes that year, winning 48 percent to...
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Whenever commissioners or the secretary of state sends out a piece of mail to a voter’s household, that mail runs the risk of returning, for whatever reason. That return could spell trouble for a legitimate voter ... This amounts to more than one triggering event, and multiple events can put a voter on inactive status...
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It doesn’t take any real level of scholarship to understand Mississippi has struggled with equity since it was granted statehood more than two centuries ago. That trend has continued with the state’s latest—and honestly feeble—attempt to address the disproportionate economic and social toll the COVID-19 pandemic is exacting on Black Mississippians, who represent nearly 40...
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Two years after barely defeating his Black Democratic opponent, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is opening his state for business amid a deadly pandemic. Atlanta residents, frankly, are not amused. “I can’t understand where this (eagerness) is coming from considering we’re unable to properly distance ourselves from our clients,” said Linda Sharp, owner of Lark &...
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When a deadly virus tears through the world’s population and single-handedly ransacks the U.S. economy, you can always count on certain people to try to use it as a tool to push a personal (and political) agenda. Such is the nature of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves who gleefully announced his plan last month to impose...
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The legislative session is underway in neighboring Alabama and the mostly white legislature is already looking to impose itself upon the majority Black city of Montgomery. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, whose term began this year, is accusing state politicians of legislative overreach as they work to pass a bill that would undermine the city’s attempt...
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