Georgia’s new Sen. Kelly Loeffler doesn’t know what she’s talking about, but that won’t stop her

Note: I’m collecting lies for a Georgia edition of Lies and the Lying Liars who Lie them. Send them to me! Especially valuable: GOP mailers, like this smear on Rep. Josh McLaurin that got the Georgia Republican party sued for libel. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Recently, Rep. Doug Collins said Democrats were in love with terrorists and was forced to  apologize for his wrongful nonsense. Impeached for Life President Trump, never one to miss a chance to go even lower—and who never apologizes—followed that up by retweeting a picture of Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dressed in Iranian garb by an Iranian flag.That’s some serious third-grade level taunting. Trump was roundly condemned, but #MAGA cheered him on,…

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Martin Luther King Day in Georgia 1987: Hosea Williams marches on Forsyth County

Above: Some of the 25,000 who came for the second march on Jan. 24, 1987 Excerpt from The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia, by Donald L. Grant and Jonathan Grant. All rights reserved. The most startling event during the 1987 King holiday celebration grew out of a “march for brotherhood” at the Forsyth County seat of Cumming on January 17, when a small group of marchers led by Hosea Williams was attacked.  Forsyth, just north of Fulton County, was home to thirty-eight thousand people, all of them white.  It had a reputation as a racist enclave ever since whites had driven out virtually all the county’s eleven hundred blacks in 1912 after a lynching and orgy…

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Take that, Scarlett O’Hara: The tale of Tunis Campbell is the true story of Georgia Reconstruction

Tunis G. Campbell, Sr. Georgia Black Reconstruction Leader By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In 1861, a 49-year-old black abolitionist named Tunis G. Campbell, Sr., walked into a recruiter’s office in New York City and attempted to enlist in the Union Army. Like all African-Americans in the war’s early stages, he was rejected as unfit on the basis of his race. Campbell, a well-educated restaurateur, baker, and published author, didn’t give up. He wrote a letter to President Lincoln outlining a self-improvement plan for freed slaves after the war. As a result, he was sent to Union-occupied Hilton Head, S.C., to work with General Rufus Saxton. In 1865, Campbell—a tall, imposing man who dressed formally and wore spectacles—was appointed military governor of five Georgia…

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Lev Parnas’ excellent adventure–photo album courtesy of House Judiciary

House Judiciary releasing new documents from the Lev Parnas case. Here's a letter from ex-Rep Pete Sessions R-TX to Secretary of State Pompeo pressing for the ouster of Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch pic.twitter.com/cMLpucjygy — Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) January 17, 2020 And photos the House released today. H/T Jamie Dupree

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Brambleman, the Forsyth County saga

Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Reviews “Extremely well-written.” — Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White “… (Grant) keeps the suspense building throughout the entire book. There’s no way to guess how it will end since you never know what each turn of the page will bring.” — Maria Miaoulis, Reading for Pleasure “Grant perfectly caught the complexity of the people of Georgia.” — Katy Sozaeva, Now is Gone “This book was a wild ride through history as well as a wild ride through the present … I recommend this book to people who love historical fiction, as well as people who love action/adventure, mystery, books about books, about African American History, books about conspiracies, good human interest stories and a simply thumping good read.” — Melinda’s…

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Download Georgia State Election Board proposed rules and Democratic response

Contents: Links to proposed rules; Democratic Party of Georgia’s response to proposed rules with supporting documents, Jan. 22 meeting agenda   Rules Proposed for Adoption by the State Election Board Jan. 22 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-6 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-12  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-13  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-14 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-15  Democratic Party of Georgia response For Immediate Release Date: January 14, 2020   DPG Releases Public Comment on State Election Board Proposed Rules ATLANTA – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection team shared the DPG’s comments and revisions to the State Election Board’s Proposed Rules for the administration of Georgia elections, including administration of new voting machines. DPG…

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