Libel suit forces Georgia GOP to back off smears against Fulton House candidate Josh McLaurin

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman UPDATE: GOP Caves, settles lawsuit and agrees to quit making false claims against Georgia House District 51 candidate Josh McLaurin Today, the Georgia Republican Party settled my libel case against it by promising never again to say I’m “under criminal investigation.” I am grateful to @EvansforGeorgia for helping me hold the GOP accountable for its lies. The truth still matters. https://t.co/IT1NnUaKR1 — Josh McLaurin for GA HD 51 (@JoshforGeorgia) November 1, 2018   (Original post published Oct 17, 2018 @ 21:32): The Georgia Republican Party, fearing the loss of House District 51 on Nov. 6, has decided that their guy needs all the help he can get, and unfortunately, that means going low. Consequently, Democratic Josh McLaurin is getting…

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The real Diehl: Islamaphobic Georgia House candidate hit with ethics complaint

If all the horribleness surrounding North DeKalb House Candidate Ellen Diehl wasn’t enough, she’s now facing an ethics investigation over her campaign finances. Running against Democratic State Rep. Scott Holcomb in HD81 (Tucker, Northlake, Chamblee, Doraville,  Brookhaven, and a smidge of Gwinnett), Diehl first made a name for herself as a hardcore Trump supporter. She took a talking Trump doll with her when she served as a Trump delegate to the 2016 GOP convention. (She’d had the doll for years, so there’s something going on there, too.) Diehl has tried to paint an image of herself as a mainstream candidate. She. Is. Not. You see, she had this YouTube habit. Her videos were hate-filled rants against Muslims, immigrants, liberals, and Democrats, to…

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Tucker, Georgia: Don’t like KKK recruiting in town? Your GOP House candidate spreads same hate

Media are reporting on a KKK recruiting drive in suburban Tucker: “Help us fight the spread of Islam in our country,” Klan flyers state. The hate group senses an opportunity in North DeKalb, since the GOP is running rabidly Islamaphobic GOP House candidate Ellen Diehl against Democrat Rep. Scott Holcomb, one of the state’s most effective legislators, regardless of party. Diehl has presented herself as a mainstream candidate. She is not. She is a Trump fanatic, a bona fide deplorable, and she made a ton of YouTube videos  because she was loud and proud about it. But once the videos were exposed in the media, she took them down. Fast. Sadly for her, someone made copies. She’s all Trump, all the time, and…

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Georgia GOP House candidate, unfiltered

This video of Rep. Scott Holcomb‘s opponent in Georgia House District 81 gives a clearer, cleaner look at where she’s coming from than just about any other–even though they were all so revealing she deleted them once they were exposed to the general public.

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GA06: Lucy McBath gains strong foothold in Blue DeKalb

Tracy Prescott (front center, Michigan shirt) delighted at diversity of supporters Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Tracy Prescott didn’t expect a big crowd at her Northlake home Saturday afternoon—just another campaign event on her packed calendar, and more importantly, a chance to get people out knocking on doors. But there was a huge response, and thanks to Prescott and her husband, Jeff Corkill, Sixth District Congressional candidate Lucy McBath, a Cobb resident, is getting the blue carpet treatment in DeKalb. The Democratic activists, who both served as delegates to this year’s state Democratic Convention, recently hosted a meet-and-greet for the candidate, as well. Sponsored by the Sixth District Task Force as “Team Lucy Canvass Kickoff,” Saturday’s event featured former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a…

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Georgia GOP House candidate Ellen Diehl: “Understanding Islam—If you’re not Islamic, they want to kill you”

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In case you missed it, see Raw Diehl of the Day #1: Ellen Diehl and the global witches’ coven Raw Diehl of the Day #2 I’m posting videos that Georgia House District 81 candidate and ardent Trump fan Ellen Diehl deleted from her YouTube channel after I published a blog post about them and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution picked up on the story. I’m looking through them again, and this one … is interesting. Posted on Wed. May 31, 2017, it contains a drifting riff about Donald Trump and Russia. Spoiler alert: It didn’t happen! (Note: Today, Trump campaign aide Georga Papadopoulos was sentenced after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. His drunken bragging about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton is…

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