Department of Justice Suing Georgia Over Voting Restrictions

The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit challenging new voting restrictions in Georgia.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the DOJ‘s action during a press conference this morning.

“This lawsuit is the first of many steps we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote, that all lawful votes are counted, and that every voter has access to accurate information,” he said.  read more

Trump Calls for GA Governor Brian Kemp to Resign from Office While Continuing to Lie About Election Win

Trump on the COVID relief bill

President Donald Trump called for Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, to resign from office while continuing to assert that he won the swing state even though it has long certified its results for President-elect Joe Biden.

“Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast,” the president wrote, directing his followers to watch them on the pro-Trump One America News Network (OANN) and Newsmax.

Kemp “should resign from office,” the president added. “He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.”

Trump’s tweet was immediately flagged under Twitter’s civic integrity policy, which prohibits individuals from sharing disinformation about the election on its platform. The company has been more aggressive in recent weeks: Whereas before it would tag Trump’s tweets for sharing claims that had been “disputed,” now it clearly and unequivocally states that Biden was the clear winner of the 2020 election.

Hearings from Atlanta on the Georgia Election overturn now being broadcast. Check it out. @OANN @newsmax and many more. @BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States. read more

Trump, Somehow Still Convinced He Could Win Georgia, Demands Its Governor Call a Special Session

Trump demands all voting stop

President Donald Trump called out Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R), wondering aloud why Kemp has not called a special session to address his false claims about election fraud in the state.

A special session would be “So easy to do, why is he not doing it?” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It will give us the State. MUST ACT NOW!”

Governor @BrianKempGA of Georgia still has not called a Special Session. So easy to do, why is he not doing it? It will give us the State. MUST ACT NOW!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020 read more

Trump Lashes Out at GA Governor Kemp After He Refuses to Call a Special Session to Overturn Election Results

Trump discourages Republicans from voting in Georgia runoff

President Donald Trump lashed out Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) for informing lawmakers that he will not call a special session to overturn election results despite Trump’s insistence that he appoint Republican electors who would support him despite having lost the state.

“The Republican Governor of Georgia refuses to do signature verification, which would give us an easy win. What’s wrong with this guy? What is he hiding?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Republican Governor of Georgia refuses to do signature verification, which would give us an easy win. What’s wrong with this guy? What is he hiding?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2020 read more

Newt Gingrich Falsely Accuses Stacey Abrams of “Stealing” Georgia Election

When President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Georgia, he became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992. That achievement was in large part due to the efforts of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, whose organization, Fair Fight, helped register a slew of new voters in the state. The Georgia race was one of the most closely watched races during this election cycle, and Biden’s victory has wide-ranging implications for future Democratic success in the state.

Despite that success––and the eyes of the nation on the upcoming runoff elections that will determine which political party has control over the Senate––Abrams has detractors, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who suggested that she stole the election and went so far as to declare that President Donald Trump actually won the state.

“This election is going to come down to turnout,” he said in an appearance on “Fox and Friends” earlier this morning. “The objective fact is, I believe, Trump probably did actually carry Georgia. I believe that the election process is a mess. I really wish that Governor [Brian] Kemp would call a special session to clean it up and Republicans simply to have turn out more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal.”

“It’s a very straightforward thing. They will probably keep both seats Republican,” he continued, “but it’s going to be… every person who’s worried about the future of the country from a conservative standpoint has to go vote, and that’s the number one challenge. It’s not the debate or arguments: It’s getting people to vote.

You can watch Gingrinch’s comments in the video below.

Fox's Newt Gingrich: "The objective fact is I believe Trump probably did actually carry Georgia. … Republicans simply have to turn out more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal." pic.twitter.com/xKhpwEBdqU read more

Opinion: What Trump Has Revealed About The Fragility And Strength Of U.S. Democracy

While we can repeat over and over again that Joe Biden was elected president of the United States and will be sworn into this highest office in our land next January 20, for many Americans and even media pundits, it is difficult to say the verdict is in. Nervousness persists, and it is intensely palpable. Just watch the media tracing every little movement Trump and his lawyers make in this drama; and listen as the talking heads insist Biden’s inauguration is a foregone conclusion while within the same breath often posing the question, with a slight tone of worry, “Is there anything Trump can actually do to steal the election?” read more

Newt Gingrich is Encouraging Republicans to Protest Against GOP Governor Brian Kemp

During the 2020 election, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. This wasn’t too big a surprise as those states had traditionally voted blue.

The GOP, though, was dismayed by the fact that Democrats were able to flip Arizona and Georgia. Georgia, a long-time stronghold for Republicans, was particularly galling.

Since the party can never blame Donald Trump for anything, they’ve turned their anger towards their own. Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ripped GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

And now, some in the party are angry with Governor Brian Kemp, saying that he didn’t do enough to help the party. Among those upset with Kemp is Newt Gingrich who served Georgia’s 6th District for 20 years.

During a Tuesday interview with Sean Hannity, Gingrich encouraged Trump supporters to demonstrate against the Republican governor. The host said, “The bottom line is, and this is just true, we will never be able to have faith in the ultimate outcome of this. You just can’t.”

The former congressman responded:

“That’s right and until it’s cleaned up it’s going to always be [inaudible]. But look, I would say to every person in Georgia who favors Donald J. Trump: Go to the governor’s mansion, physically. Go to the Capitol, physically. Communicate that you’re prepared to stand up for America and you’re prepared to stand up for an honest election and that you are sick of politicians selling you out.” read more

Pandemic Task Force Had To Convince Trump Not to Support Georgia Reopening

The Coronavirus task force convinced the President to change his mind about reopening Georgia, a new report claims. The state’s Republican governor has earned criticism for his plan.

CNN’s Jim Acosta reported on Twitter that President Donald Trump was initially in favor of the move. Governor Brian Kemp declared he would reopen his state despite expert advice.

“Members of the coronavirus task force had to convince Trump to change his view on Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses in his state later this week, a source close to the task force tells CNN,” the Chief White House Correspondent said.

News: Members of the coronavirus task force had to convince Trump to change his view on Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses in his state later this week, a source close to the task force tells CNN. read more

Stacey Abrams: Brian Kemp’s Decision to Open Georgia’s Economy Has “No Logic”

Stacey Abrams Election

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who lost to Governor Brian Kemp (R) following a contentious election riddled with accusations of voter fraud, says there is “no logic” to her former opponent’s decision to open the economy.

“There is no logic and that’s part of the problem,” Abrams told View co-host Ana Navarro. “We only shut down Georgia two weeks ago. So let’s remember, we were one of the last states to respond to the call for the shutdown because the governor did not recognize that asymptomatic people could spread the disease.”

“We are seeing our rates over the last two weeks, not decline, and we know that you cannot perform a tattoo from six feet away. You can’t do someone’s nails from six feet away, but I want you to remember who you saw the last time you walked into a nail salon — who you saw working on the front lines at a restaurant,” she added. “Those are the people who need to be home protecting themselves and their families, making sure that they are safe because they are often the only breadwinners, and instead of protecting their lives, we are prioritizing the potential of the economy.”

Abrams added that the Senate’s support for an enlargement of the Paycheck Protection Act is the right choice as many grapple with financial uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“That’s the solution to the economic challenges we face, not putting people’s lives on the line so you can say you did something,” she said.

During a separate appearance on CNN political commentator David Axelrod’s podcast “The Axe Files,” Abrams said Kemp’s decision to reopen the economy would disproportionately harm low-wage workers.

“The more insidious part of what he’s doing is that he claims this is to support small business owners,” Abrams said. “And that may be true, but the front-line workers tend to be low-wage workers who, right now, because they are furloughed or cannot go to work, can collect unemployment and protect themselves.”

“Instead of fixing an unemployment system that is not processing people fast enough, his response is to send those people back to the front lines without the protective equipment that they need,” she continued. “Without any assurances that the owners that they will work or will actually do what they’re supposed to.”