Former President Donald Trump said new voting restrictions passed in the state of Georgia are “too weak” as Governor Brian Kemp (R) and his government continue to face harsh criticism from advocacy groups who say the restrictions will disproportionately affect poorer communities and people of color.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tore into corporations whose CEOs have spoken out against Georgia’s new voting restrictions, urging them to stay out of politics.
“My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights,” McConnell said.
The hosts of “Fox and Friends” mocked concerns about voting restrictions in the state of Georgia after the Republican Party passed legislation that significantly curbs voting rights, including stricter identification requirements and a measure that makes it a misdemeanor to offer food and water to voters waiting in line.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp defended his state’s controversial new voting legislation despite significant backlash.
“I’m glad to deal with it,” Kemp said of the backlash, the most high profile of which came from corporations like Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola. “If they want to have a debate about the merits and the facts of the bill, then we should do that.”
The state of Georgia has made headlines in recent days after GOP lawmakers passed legislation that significantly curbs voting rights, including stricter identification requirements and a measure that makes it a misdemeanor to offer food and water to voters waiting in line.
In 2020, Democrats were able to regain control of the White House and the Senate. It would have been impossible to do so without the state of Georgia.
The long time red state turned purple in the last calendar year. In November, Joe Biden secured the state’s 16 electoral votes. In January, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff eeked out wins and gave Democrats control of the United States Senate.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Representative Jody Hice (R-Ga.) earlier this morning; Hice is running against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who refused to swing the 2020 election results in his state in Trump’s favor.
Former President Donald Trump pushed Georgia‘s lead elections investigator to find the “right answer” as he continued to promote conspiracies about the use of absentee ballots in the state, which Joe Biden, then the president-elect, ultimately won.
In the summer of 2020, Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican primary for Georgia’s 14th District. This essentially made her a shoe-in to win a seat in the House of Representatives as the district is deep red.
Despite speculation that he would run against Senator Jon Ossoff (D) in 2022 after losing his Senate seat to Ossoff during the most recent election, former Senator David Perdue (R) announced that he would not run for a Senate seat in Georgia in 2022.
Georgia prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into a phone call former President Donald Trump made asking for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to help him “find” votes to overturn the results of the 2020 general election.
Over the last week, a few GOP lawmakers have been willing to call out Marjorie Taylor-Greene. The criticism came from the usual suspects, Adam Kinzinger and Mitt Romney.
The party leadership, though, had largely stayed silent on the matter. That is until Mitch McConnell blasted the Georgia congresswoman in a Monday night statement.
Stacey Abrams is widely expected to run for Georgia Governor again after losing to incumbent Brian Kemp, a Republican, in 2018, a loss that galvanized activists in the state who said Abrams and her supporters were the targets of voter suppression.
This years presidential election featured a daunting map for Donald Trump. In 2016, he won traditionally Democratic states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by the slimmest of margins. He also had so contend with the leftward lean of Republican strongholds like Georgia and Arizona.
Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed a criminal complaint against President Donald Trump for his call pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results of the election in the state, which President-elect Joe Biden won decisively.
The Georgia Senate runoffs, which will determine which party will have control over Congress‘s upper chamber, are today. For weeks, President Donald Trump has been criticized for apparently undermining the Republican Party’s chances of winning by attacking Republicans who have not backed his call for overturning the results of an election that President-elect Joe Biden won decisively.
People in the cable news media are expected to spin stories. Regardless of what side of the aisle they’re on, commentators often want to make the news look more favorable to them.
But the idea of spin has become very difficult in the age of Trump. So the media figures of Fox News, OAN and Newsmax have decided that it’s just easier to gaslight their viewers. It is easier to pretend something never happened rather than defending the indefensible.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss a phone call he had with President Donald Trump during which the president encouraged Raffensperger to help him swing the election in his favor.
President Donald Trump falsely asserted that the results of the 2020 election are fraudulent after a recording of a call he had in which he urged Georgia’s Secretary of State to help swing the election in his favor.
During an appearance on CNBC, Axios co-founder Mike Allen said that some Republicans believe President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior in recent weeks is designed to “sabotage” the GOP’s chances of winning the Georgia runoff elections, which will determine which of the two major political parties will have control of the Senate.