DeKalb Elections Board: Good news on early voting sites for Presidential Primary

Above: This. Is better. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The DeKalb Board of Elections met Thursday in a different venue, down the hall and to the right, that actually looks like a meeting room. Much nicer, as you can see. The Board should hold every meeting there. Don’t make us go back to that dungeon room—step up and show some style! It’s 2020, and people are watching! The reason for the nicer digs: a rare visit by DeKalb commissioners. We even said The Pledge of Allegiance for the first time in forever. About 30 people attended the hour and a half meeting, which attracted an AJC reporter. He was there to cover the presentation of a plan by County Commission Presiding Officer Jeff…

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DeKalb Elections Board: Consultants are coming! Also, good news on Presidential Primary early voting

Above: This. Is better. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The DeKalb Board of Elections met Thursday in a different venue, down the hall and to the right, that actually looks like a meeting room. Much nicer, as you can see. The Board should hold every meeting there. Don’t make us go back to that dungeon room—step up and show some style! It’s 2020, and people are watching! The reason for the nicer digs: a rare visit by DeKalb commissioners. We even said The Pledge of Allegiance for the first time in forever. About 30 people attended the hour and a half meeting, which attracted an AJC reporter. He was there to cover the presentation of a plan by County Commission Presiding Officer Jeff…

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Georgia Supreme Court rules on Lt. Governor’s race undercount

Short version: Plaintiffs lose on appeal. In Georgia’s 2018 general election, there was an unexpected drop-off in votes between the governor’s and lieutenant governor’s race, in which Republican Geoff Dunan defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico by 123,172 votes-about 127,000 fewer votes than expected compared with previous elections. This anomaly drew a lawsuit challenging the election outcome and arguing for a new election. At issue: Georgia’s ancient electronic voting machines. A trial judge ruled against the original plaintiffs, The Coalition for Good Governance et al., citing a failure to meet its burdern of proof. (One problem with meeting burden of proof was getting evidence, since the Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger only allowed limited access to election data.) The State Supreme Court has…

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