Poser or Poacher? Sen. Kelly Loeffler parades around in ad with a gun, but there’s a problem with that

Above: No animals were harmed during the filming of this ad By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Kelly Loeffler, Georgia’s selected U.S. senator, is all about #MAGA. She was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to go up to Washington D.C. and … do what she was told, apparently. Unlike Rep. Doug Collins, who is running against her, she is genuinely inauthentic. Collins is as authentic as hell, and will get in your face about it. He sports a Deliverance vibe, which is fitting, since Georgia’s 9th District is Deliverance country. Loeffler’s home turf is the New York Stock Exchange, which her husband runs. Culture clash! Kemp supposedly picked Loeffler to appeal to suburban women who are turned off by Donald Trump for reasons that…

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My message to Georgia State Elections Board about their horrible recount proposal

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman It’s amazing bad. I wrote about it on this website. In a nutshell, elections officials want to conduct recounts by scanning the QR codes, commonly referred to as barcodes, rather than looking at each ballot and counting the printed text–what they want voters to check. Humans cannot read barcodes, so there’s no check on the system. Read my post here. Today’s the deadline for action Action item–Deadline TODAY: Submit written comments on Rule 183-1-15-.03 Optical Scan Recount Procedure by end of day Monday, February 17 to Jasmine Shannon, Secretary of State Elections Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE 8th Floor West Tower Atlanta GA 30334 or email to jshannon@sos.ga.gov The issue is scheduled for decision on Feb. 28 at…

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Georgia elections officials plan to make a mockery of recounts. Today’s the last day to tell them “I see what you’re doing”

Photo hat tip @jennycohn1 Action item–Deadline TODAY: Submit written comments on Rule 183-1-15-.03 Optical Scan Recount Procedure by end of day Monday, February 17 to Jasmine Shannon, Secretary of State Elections Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE 8th Floor West Tower Atlanta GA 30334 or email to jshannon@sos.ga.gov The issue is scheduled for decision on Feb. 28 at the same address, Room 1816. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. Hey Georgia: This proposed State Election Board rule is amazingly bad. You should do something. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman You may have noticed elections officials in Georgia have problems running elections properly: Long lines, outdated equipment, voter purges, sham investigations of political opponents. (Not that one. This one, which is …  checks…

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Hey Georgia: This proposed State Election Board rule is amazingly bad. You should do something.

Photo hat tip @jennycohn1 Action item–Deadline Monday: Submit written comments on Rule 183-1-15-.03 Optical Scan Recount Procedure by end of day Monday, February 17 to Jasmine Shannon, Secretary of State Elections Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE 8th Floor West Tower Atlanta GA 30334 or email to jshannon@sos.ga.gov. The issue is scheduled for decision on Feb. 28 at the same address, Room 1816. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman You may have noticed elections officials in Georgia have problems running elections properly: Long lines, outdated equipment, voter purges, sham investigations of political opponents. (Not that one. This one, which is …  checks notes … still open.) I could go on. Let’s just say Georgia has developed a…

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DeKalb offers wide array of early voting locations, longer hours for presidential primary, sheriff’s race

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry spoke out for expanded early voting hours, locations Early voting: March 2-20, 2020 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The DeKalb County Board of Elections stepped up its game for the presidential primary and sheriff’s election, unanimously approving on Thursday a staff plan to open 12 early voting sites across the county, many of them with expanded hours. (DeKalb operates two polling locations at its main office, with one set up for voters with disabilities.) Several polling locations will be open on two Saturdsays, March 7 and 17 and one Sunday, March 15. The big change from the past is keeping three polling locations–main office and Dunwoody Library, and South DeKalb Mall–will have extended hours of operation until 8 pm.…

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5.5% of voters (the base of the base of the base) elected Philip Singleton to Georgia House. See what he’s done with his “mandate”

Rep. Philip Singleton, media darling Stunt man: Georgia Rep. Philip Singleton may be ineffective, but he’s in your face The latest Georgias Stunt Man prays to MAGA for help on HB 915, his anti-sanctuary city bill. Spoiler alert: Clarkston mayor @tedterry1 recently pointed out, "Georgia has no sanctuary cities. This is a solution in search of a problem." #gapol. More on Rep. Singleton https://t.co/TzeRrCYZ3c pic.twitter.com/bcZr5YGNi8 — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) February 12, 2020 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman For a freshman legislator who won a low-turnout special election, Republican Philip Singleton of Sharpsburg (HD71) gets a lot of attention. Shortly after his contentious runoff victory, he bragged about it in the right-wing Washington Times. Before he took his oath of office, he decided to challenge…

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