Election map tells the tale of DeKalb Ethics Referendum downfall

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman First of all, follow Eli! First of all, I want to thank Eli Spencer Heyman for digging through the data and drawing up these maps, as well as providing me with originals to use in this blog. A Georgia native, now a student at Brown, he does a lot of mapping, data compilation, and analysis. Lately, he’s been compiling a spreadsheet of Georgia’s municipal election results. His pinned tweet, as of today, is a geographic breakdown of Georgia’s momentous 1868 elections. So, if you’re on Twitter, and interested in politics–especially but not limited to Georgia–his twitter account is a must follow. So follow Eli!  A closer look at DeKalb’s referendum vote Just say NO: DeKalb strongly rejected Tuesday’s ethics referendum,…

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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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Update: Trump backers denounce Deep State conspiracy after rally buses cancelled for nonpayment

UPDATE: Trump supporters denounce Deep State Conspiracy after “Women for America First” DC rally buses (including one from Atlanta) cancelled for nonpayment.  From The Daily Beast: A couple hundred Donald Trump fans rallied outside Congress on Thursday for the “March for Trump,” an event meant to oppose House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. According to organizers, though, there would have been hundreds more people shouting “stop the coup” in Washington’s streets if not for a liberal plot against their buses. That’s because, as would-be rally attendees gathered across the East Coast for the US Coachways buses that the organizer had promised would take them to Washington, those buses never showed. The no-shows provoked a wave of anger, accusations that the “deep state” had colluded to…

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Stand with Lucy vs. Fall for Anything — It’s an impeachment thing

UPDATE: Trump supporters denounce Deep State Conspiracy after “Women for America First” DC rally buses cancelled — for nonpayment. Read story. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Several dozen people with signs lined Glenridge Drive on both sides of the driveway leading to Sixth District Rep. Lucy McBath’s Sandy Springs office Thursday at noon. With a honk, but not paying attention to the signs, I pulled into the lot, and walked up to join the crowd, only to stumble into the Trump camp. Which surprised me, because I had hoped Lucy’s supporters would have the sidewalk to themselves. Atlanta’s MAGA folks–Women for Trump–were supposed to hop on a bus at the Norcross Cracker Barrel for a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the “Women…

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Teresa Tomlinson’s 159-county plan to beat David Perdue sounds like a winner

Heart of the Resistance: Tomlinson addresses packed house in GA06 (Dunwoody) By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Georgia’s status as a 2020 presidential battleground and its two Senate races make it arguably the most crucial state on the electoral map. While we know nothing yet about retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson’s replacement, Gov. Brian Kemp is taking applications, subject to approval by President Trump. Feeling lucky? Take a shot! Hey, Georgia! @GovKemp is huntin' for a U.S. Senator. You can't get the job if you don't try! Apply today: https://t.co/z9m972kR9m pic.twitter.com/N348IIcpOQ — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) September 18, 2019 Then there’s the other Senate race–more consequential, since it’s for a full six-year term. Whoever wins the special election to replace Isakson must run again in 2022.…

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