Your Wednesday political briefing: Trump tops Clinton in poll; ACLU sues Fulton; Trump wall vote

Here’s what’s trending in politics around Georgia and across the nation on Wednesday.

1.Vote on repeal of ACA delayed, may not happen
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that it is probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" following two unsuccessful attempts by Senate Republicans to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. A third effort that would repeal the ACA, but not replace it immediately, is not looking good for the GOP, either. A vote for a repeal-only bill seemed likely this week, but the president, hoping to gin up some support for the bill, asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky), to delay the vote until early next week. Both of Georgia's senators, Republicans David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, voted yes in January on a budget resolution to begin the process of repealing the ACA.

2. Rep. Carter calls for 'blanket repeal' of Obamacare
Rep. Buddy Carter, (R-GA-1), is calling for full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. In a press release issued Tuesday, Carter, who is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, called for a vote on a "blanket repeal of Obamacare."
"The games have gone on for too long. While I am proud of the legislation we passed in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare, it's clear it does not have the necessary votes in the Senate. ...Today, I am calling for a vote on a blanket repeal of Obamacare. Majorities in the House and Senate have supported this measure in the past and it's time to do it again with a president who supports our efforts. ..." 

3. ACLU of Georgia
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed suit against elections officials in Fulton County Tuesday, saying they broke state law when they failed to give two weeks' notice of a vote to change the location of polling places. According to the suit, the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections published the notice of a proposed change in polling places six days before passing the measure on July 13. Officials voted to consolidate and move some polling places in predominantly black neighborhoods in the county.

4. House vote on funding the wall
Republicans in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to send a $44.3 billion homeland security funding bill to the full House for consideration next week. Included in that bill is $1.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump's wall along the country's southern border. It also keeps $100 million to fund the hiring of 500 U.S. Border agents and $185.6 million to hire 1,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Georgia House members, including the newest member, Karen Handel, (R-GA-6), have expressed support for funding the wall.

5. Hillary Clinton has lower approval than Trump
While President Trump's approval rating may not be much to write home about, at least he can say there's one politician he's more popular than, according to a new poll from Bloomberg. Forty-one percent of those surveyed say they approve of Trump as president while only 39 percent surveyed has a favorable opinion of his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. According to the poll, more than one-fifth of those who voted for Clinton say they have an unfavorable view of her. In Georgia, Trump got 2,089,104 votes to Clinton's 1,877,963 votes.

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