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Stacey Abrams, who made it very clear that she thought that there were a number of questionable issues that likely kept her from the Governor’s office, is filing a federal lawsuit that alleges “gross mismanagement” of the election and the state’s voting system. The suit was filed under the name of her new organization, Fair […]

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Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over.

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This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two.

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  Despite the fact that voter turnout showed a significant increase during the 2018 midterm elections than in other midterms in the past 50 years, Black voters weren’t necessarily any more involved than usual. Nationally speaking, the turnout of 49.2 percent was higher than some estimates prior to the election, and not since 1966 has […]

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On Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams revealed that she was told she wasn’t eligible to vote when she went to the polls to cast an in-person ballot in Georgia’s midterm election, providing her own example of how voter suppression tactics prevent thousands of people from voting.

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Stacey Abrams, a Georgia Democrat, came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor.

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  Just to be clear: Stacey Abrams may have narrowly lost Georgia’s governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp, but she is not done with politics, according to the Huffington Post. Not by a long shot. On Sunday, just two days after Abrams conceded to Kemp, she vowed to run for office again. The Democrat and former minority leader of […]

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Like the previous one and the one before him, the next governor of the great state of Georgia will be a white man.

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Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams says she can't win the Georgia governor's race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp.

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As Georgia officials are preparing to crown former secretary of state and reigning Grand Wizard of Voter Suppression, Brian Kemp, governor, the legal team for the Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams, is readying an unusual but not unprecedented legal challenge:

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Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

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Stacey Abrams has gained another court victory in her effort to have every vote counted in the gubernatorial race she is in with former Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp.

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  It’s been a hard-fought battle for Stacey Abrams to get every vote counted in the Georgia’s governor’s race, and she’s leading the charge for change in how this election allowed Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to use his position to suppress voters’ rights to give him an edge in the race for governor. While Republicans refuse to […]

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A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

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Like the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5" (ELI5) which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, our new “Explain Like I’m A Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could

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A new election ruling passed down by a Georgia federal judge could be significant for the Stacey Abrams campaign.

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  A week after voters headed to the polls in Georgia, a federal judge is making sure that all the votes that were cast in the contentious governor’s race will be counted. Georgia Northern District Court Judge Amy Totenberg ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by the advocacy group Common Cause Georgia that was […]

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  Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to concede the Georgia governor’s race as ballots are still being counted after her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, won by a slim margin amid allegations of voter suppression. Kemp has begun transitioning into the new role as he leads by nearly 60,000 votes, according to USA Today. Kemp argues it is “mathematically impossible […]

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It's been five days since Georgia residents hit the polls to elect Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, or Ted Metz as their new governor.

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Several Georgia voters detailed their polling place issues at a press conference organized by the Stacey Abrams campaign. Abrams is in a too-close-to-call race against Republican Brian Kemp to become governor of the peach state. Kemp, who resigned as the Secretary of State yesterday and claimed “victory” in the governor’s race, has been accused of […]

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Every once in a while, some combination of external circumstance and internal conviction force the truth out of the mouths of our politicians. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, during an interview with the Daily Beast, let slip an important nugget of truth lost on the majority of the electorate: Racist voters cost black

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The president of straight white men continues to troll the rest of America because he makes no bones about being the president of straight white men. In his latest series of tweets—which, at this point, I think Sen. Lindsey Graham is just giving his phone to the president to let him tweet so that he doesn’t start…

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  Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of a […]

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2018 Midterm Elections, Amy DuBois Barnett, Andrew Gillum, Brian Kemp, Donald Trump, Featured, Mayor Andrew Gillum, Midterm Elections, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, TheGrio Originals -

Everyone is basking in the moment. After two years of Donald Trump, Republican-controlled everything, many dangerous setbacks, a rollback of protections and a toxic environment, Democrats finally got a win on Tuesday! After securing control of the House and garnering several governorships, Democrats got a semblance of a check on this President. But before you […]

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It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which was a huge victory, but beloved candidates like Andrew Gillum, running for governor in Florida, or Beto O’Rourke, who was challenging Ted “I’m totally not the Zodiac killer” Cruz for a seat in Congress, lost. The verdict is still…

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It was the kind of Hail Mary some pray for—like a last-minute, death-row pardon. But when Beyoncé publicly threw her support behind Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, reactions were mixed, to say the least. Self-affirmed stans of the superstar praised their queen, while others understandably asked why she’d…

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We faced big wins and losses on election night. Mayor Andrew Gillum, delivered an emotional promise to his supporters after conceding to his opponent, Ron DeSantis and reminded  Floridians that he isn’t going anywhere and the fight continues. Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, and Brian Kemp are still in a tight race. Polls have Kemp leading 51 to 48 […]

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