Recuse yourselves! Teresa Tomlinson calls on Perdue, Loeffler to step back from impeachment case they’ve prejudged

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman As a lawyer, Teresa Tomlinson takes the Constitution seriously, and she doesn’t shy away from the impeachment debate. In a recent interview in her Columbus campaign office, she talked about the Founding Fathers, and how they set up the impeachment process as a safeguard against tyranny. She’s even tweeted out a Twitter treatise on Federalist Paper 66. She doesn’t want to see it as a political process, but as a Constitutional remedy to bad actors and demagogues in the White House. But it’s hard, if not impossible, to take the politics out of politics, as the old saying goes. In June, she said that House Democrats had a “duty” to begin impeachment hearings against Trump, regardless of…

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DeKalb ethics update: Several lawmakers out of step with voters

Above: DeKalb vote on ethics referendum by House district. Note: * denotes district with portion outside DeKalb By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman My Twitter colleague Eli Spencer Heyman (follow @Elium2) loves data, maps, and politics. He’s broken down results from November’s DeKalb ethics referendum by House district (see maps). Here’s what jumps out from his work: While DeKalb voters rejected the controversial proposal by a whopping 61-39 percent margin, several legislators were completely out of sync with their constituents on the issue. Eleven of DeKalb’s House districts voted in resounding fashion against the controversial referendum that would, among other things, eliminate the county’s ethics officer. However, only six DeKalb representatives opposed the bill that set up the measure. During the General Assembly session,…

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Georgia Rep. Philip Singleton needs to go–and he isn’t even there yet. Democrat Jill Prouty is determined to defeat him.

Above: Singleton shooting at stuff Democrat Jill Prouty is running in 2020 to defeat Singleton. Read more about her and follow her on Facebook or Twitter, or better yet,  donate to her campaign. Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Georgia House District 71 isn’t on Democrats’ target list for 2020, but it should be. The south metro suburban area is now represented (and I use this term loosely) by Philip Singleton a paleoconservative culture warrior. In October’s contentious, race-baiting special election runoff  Singleton soundly defeated establishment candidate Marcy Sakrison, daughter of  former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Bear in mind, however, that turnout was low. Fewer than 2,600 of HD71’s registered voters–or about 5.5%–put Singleton in office. In apparent defiance of the old-school rule for freshman legislators…

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DeKalb: Early Voting set in runoffs for Doraville Mayor, Stonecrest City Council

The DeKalb Board of Elections has set early voting for the Dec. 3 Doraville and Stonecrest runoffs. Early voting will be held at the DeKalb Board of Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA  30032 and at Stonecrest Library, 2123 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038 Early voting hours  Thursday, Nov. 21: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. – Friday, Nov. 27: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No weekend early voting In Doraville, former council member Joseph Geierman came in first on Nov. 5, with more than 39% of the vote. He’ll face incumbent Mayor Donna Pittman, who received about 28%. In Stonecrest, Tammy Grimes, with 45% of the vote, will face Dave…

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Early Voting set in runoffs for Doraville Mayor, Stonecrest City Council Post 5

The DeKalb Board of Elections has set early voting for the Dec. 3 Doraville and Stonecrest runoffs, Early voting will be held at the DeKalb Board of Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA  30032 and at Stonecrest Library, 2123 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. Early voting hours  Thursday, Nov. 21: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. – Friday, Nov. 27: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No weekend early voting In Doraville, former council member Joseph Geierman came in first on Nov. 5, with more than 39% of the vote. He’ll face incumbent Mayor Donna Pittman, who received about 28%. In Stonecrest, Tammy Grimes, with 45% of the vote, will face Dave…

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