Stacey Abrams has a very good day: Power to the Polls in pictures

Nata told me The Bakery used to a be a grungy concert venue, but today it was the Progressive Capital of Georgia thanks to the Power to the Polls rally.  Huge crowds heard the speakers, headlined by Stacey Abrams. The people were with her. She had a very good day. The pics I’ve posted were taken during her speech. Hank Johnson, bogged down in DC during the Trump shutdown, stepped out into the Capitol corridor and delivered a rousing speech to the crowd, though suffering a bit of a cough. I’d guess I saw 10,000 people there before I left. It was well-publicized on social media, and people were still arriving as we left. I saw a dozen people I knew, and met…

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Foolproof Steps for Voting Absentee in Georgia

If you’re out canvassing voters these days (or voting absentee), you need “Foolproof Steps for Voting Absentee.” This essential document was prepared by DeKalb County Precinct Captain, Melanie Manning. Thank you so much, Melanie! Foolproof_Steps_for_Voting_Absentee (1) Please: Download Print Use Share

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PSC Candidate John Noel to Georgia Power: Give tax savings to consumers

As a result of the federal government’s recent corporate tax cuts effective this year, utilities will save millions of dollars on their tax bills. Many electric utilities are announcing plans to pass on recently-enacted federal tax cuts to their customers. The New York Times reports: In recent days, electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and other states have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to customers through lower rates. On Tuesday, Pepco, which provides power to nearly 300,000 customers in Washington, D.C., said it would cut rates beginning in the current quarter. But with Georgia Power and its parent, Southern Company, scrambling to find cash to complete the $25-billion-and-counting Plant Vogtle boondoggle near Augusta, you gotta wonder if they have other ideas…

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Fake Bulldog fan Michael Williams running for Georgia governor

So, this happened today. Georgia Senator Michael Williams decided to go all Bulldog during the opening day of the Georgia General Assembly, which happens not to be the big deal in Atlanta today. Not compared to the national college football championship going on tonight between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama’s Crimson Tide. (Disclosure: I’m a UGA alum. Go Dawgs!) Anyway, Georgia State Senator, MAGA gubernatorial candidate and militia fanboy Michael Williams decided to use the occasion to take a poke at one of his rivals, alleged frontrunner and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who once played football at Georgia Southern. (By the way, Williams, and Georgia’s incomparably incomepetent and hyperpartisan Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, are probably the most unpalatable general election candidates…

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You can help build Georgia’s grassroots statewide Voter Guide

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I am working on a team of Georgia grassroots volunteers who are creating a statewide Voter Guide. (The Guide is nonpartisan, although I’m not.) This ambitious project will link voters to candidates throughout the state in Congressional, Constitutional offices, and legislative races–maybe even down to local county and city campaigns, but we’ll see about that. It will be online and include answers to questionnaires, so you can see where candidates stand on issues. My self-appointed task in this is to collect contact information for legislative candidates: 236 in all. I will also publish information on this website, so feel free to subscribe. You can also get updates on 2018 races by following me on Twitter and liking Brambleman’s Facebook page.…

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Puerto Rican blue wave crashing on Florida tarmacs?

Politically significant number Florida’s Department of Emergency Management reports that since Oct. 3rd, more than 307,000 individuals have arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through Tampa International AirportPA Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Miami International Airport – MIA Hillary Clinton lost Florida by 113,000 votes. As citizens, former Puerto Ricans need only establish residency to vote. Can’t imagine they’re happy with the Trump Administration’s hurricane response.    

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