Georgia Elections Are A Shady Disaster

By Tyler Estep & Tamar Hallerman via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The camp of Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is already questioning the transparency of Wednesday’s scheduled recount in the tightly contested race to represent Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Bourdeaux, who is trailing Republican incumbent Rob Woodall by just over 400 votes for the seat that’s split between Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, officially requested the recount Tuesday afternoon. It began at … Continue reading Georgia Elections Are A Shady Disaster

If the Republicans Win Tuesday, the Reason Will Be Simple: They Cheated

(The Daily  Beast) Thousands of would-be voters at risk of being disenfranchised by ultra-strict registration rules. A draconian ID law that could keep Native Americans from the polls en masse. New measures targeting voting by college students. A Hispanic-majority city that moved its lone polling place out of town. As the 2018 campaign nears its end, experts who track voter suppression say this is the worst it’s … Continue reading If the Republicans Win Tuesday, the Reason Will Be Simple: They Cheated

Republican lawmaker to inmates: “You think you’re having a hard time?”

(WaPo) RICHMOND — Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) compared the struggles of jailed drug addicts to the heat he’s taking in his tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger. “You think you’re having a hard time — I got $5 million worth of negative ads going at me,” Brat told inmates at the Chesterfield County jail on Wednesday. “How do you think I’m feeling? Nothing’s easy. For anybody. You think I’m … Continue reading Republican lawmaker to inmates: “You think you’re having a hard time?”