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Voting & Elections 04.5.2022

New ‘Election Police’ Bill Passes on Sine Die

During yesterday’s chaos, it was very clear that some special or partisan interest wanted Georgia to have its own ‘Election Police’ force, just like Florida. So, now we have one – to the tune of almost $580,000 a year. That’s money that could and should be spent, instead, on things that would improve Georgians’ lives, like school lunches, housing assistance, and economic development programs that create good jobs.

Voting & Elections 04.2.2022

New Anti-Voter Bill May Slide Through Legislature on Sine Die

When the Legislature takes up SB 89 on Monday, we hope that the Senate Ethics Committee’s reasoning will prevail over whatever special interests are driving these proposals.

Why Are Georgia Officials Silent on Rick Thompson’s Link to Possible Voter Suppression Scheme?

The people of Georgia deserve some answers. Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission  (Ethics Commission) Chair Jake Evans said the commission will investigate and staff or board members who have “credible allegations of wrongdoing against them” -- but has not committed yet to investigating Commissioner Rick Thompson’s connections to Blue Sky Medical Labs, LLC, or Thompson’s and his business partner’s connection to a fake donor sting in North Carolina.

Voting & Elections 11.9.2018

Reaction to Georgia Secretary of State Kemp’s Resignation

Former Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp finally recognized the inherent conflict of interest of his remaining in that office while simultaneously running for governor.

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