A federal judge last week allowed this November’s election to be conducted using Georgia’s creaky and much-maligned electronic voting system, despite years of widespread criticism from voting-rights and cybersecurity experts, a congressional task force, the Department of Homeland Security and many others. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg made the decision in response to a lawsuit brought this summer by the Coalition for Good Governance, a voting-rights advocacy group, to replace the flawed and vulnerable system with paper ballots. The state’s argument was simply that it’s too late to change the voting mechanism before the November election. Totenberg agreed with the plaintiffs’ assertions of the system’s flaws, and wrote in her 46-page decision that the use of digital recording electronic (DRE) machines was a “threat of real harm to Georgia voters’ constitutional interests,” but she sided with the secretary of … [Read more...] about Are Georgia’s Elections Secure?
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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp became the Republican nominee for the state governorship on Tuesday, defeating Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in a run-off election on Tuesday. Around 8:40 p.m. the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV and other outlets analyzing the race had all called it for Kemp. The AJC reported that both camps confirmed the outcome about 90 minutes after polls closed at 7 p.m. Kemp now will face Stacey Abrams, who won the Democratic primary in May. Abrams, the former party leader for Democrats in the state General Assembly, would become the first African-American woman elected governor in the nation’s history. “Tonight, I have an opponent: Kemp,” Abrams wrote on Twitter. “The race for #GAGov may change, but our values never will. Service, faith & family guide our vision for GA: Affordable health care. Excellent public schools for every child. An economy that works for all.” Georgia Runoff Election Result: Kemp to Face Abrams in … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoff Election Result: Kemp to Face Abrams in November
By Brian O'Shea Results of the primary runoff election in Georgia are being posted as they are updated. >> Tap this link for live AJC Election Results. << Winners of the Tuesday runoff elections, along with winners of the primary election in May, will appear on the Georgia general election ballot. The fall election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Common painkillers triple side effects of dementia, study says 2 AJC Election Results: Georgia Runoff Election July 24 3 AJC Election Results: Georgia Runoff Election July 24 … [Read more...] about Live: Georgia runoff election results
By Tia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution With 96 percent of DeKalb County precincts reporting shortly after midnight, Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson was the clear winner over challenger Genet McIntosh Hopewell, an attorney. Hopewell’s campaign centered largely on accusations that Johnson behaved poorly at times from the bench, but the message didn’t appear to resonate with voters who by a large margin stuck with the incumbent.A second Superior Court judge race in DeKalb is destined for a runoff. LaTisha Dear-Jackson, an attorney and former recorder’s court judge, led the pack of six candidates to replace retiring Judge Dan Coursey. Running second was Tunde Akinyele, chief Municipal Court judge in the City of Lithonia. The top two candidates will square off in the July 24 runoff.County Commissioner Larry Johnson beat challenger Felton Wright in the District 3 seat representing south DeKalb. Johnson said voters embraced his … [Read more...] about Latest on elections results in DeKalb County
By Brian O'Shea Click for Latest Results from the Georgia Primary Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 AJC Election Results: Georgia Primary May 22 2018 2 Georgia Election: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary 3 Georgia Primary Elections 2018: Results and news coverage Related Stories Election night recap: Here comes the GOP race for governor, Part II May 23, 2018 NEWS/GEORGIA-GOVERNMENT Georgia Election: Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary May 23, 2018 NEWS/GEORGIA-GOVERNMENT Georgia Election: Cagle, Kemp headed to runoff for GOP nomination May 23, 2018 Betty Price leading Jere Wood in Roswell area state House race May 23, 2018 … [Read more...] about AJC Election Results: Georgia Primary