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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DeKalb ethics referendum gets no love at town halls. Want to know why?

DeKalb Ethics Board: Is this construction—or demolition? Update: Turns out the referendum gets some love–from the DeKalb NAACP, which has issued a limited edition statement urging a “yes” vote (posted below, at end of this article). This shouldn’t be surprising, since the local civil rights organization has had an antithetical relationship with the board. Check out chapter President Teresa Hardy’s comments in this AJC article on the Supreme Court ruling against the Board’s appointment process, which ends with this sentence: “The NAACP had initially asked to be one of the outside groups that made appointments to the board.” Interesting. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman After observing three town halls, I’ve seen no public support for DeKalb’s ethics referendum. Here’s why: It’s a sausage…

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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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