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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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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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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