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Georgia Politics

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More than 1,000 volunteers sign up as Harris’ Georgia campaign gets going

After President Joe Biden stepped aside as the Democratic nominee for president, his campaign in Georgia rapidly began transitioning to support Vice President Kamala Harris.

What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

‘Rocking with Kamala Harris’: Thousands of Black men rally, raise money on video call

More than 21,000 men registered for the “Win with Black Men,” streaming meeting Monday night aimed at energizing Black males in support of Kamala Harris.

Republican National Convention

Convention delegates from Georgia are leaving Milwaukee excited about Trump and Vance

Three first-time delegates are sharing their favorite moments from the Republican National Convention.

FACT FOCUS: A look at claims made at the Republican National Convention as Trump accepts nomination

The comments were marked with a myriad of false and misleading information that distorted the facts around immigration, the U.S. economy and his previous accomplishments.

Sandy Springs officers head home after spending week at Republican National Convention

A group of Sandy Springs police officers sent to Milwaukee this week to help with security at the Republican National Convention are headed back to Atlanta.

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Georgia GOP chair says convention bolstered party confidence

Josh McKoon was a guest Friday on "Politically Georgia."

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PG A.M.: Georgia Democrats unite quickly behind Harris to take on Trump

Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly secured the delegates needed to win her party's nomination for president. She enjoys wide support among Georgia Democrats.

PG A.M.: What comes next for Democrats with Biden now out?

After President Joe Biden dropped his bid for reelection Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris quickly went to work to try to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.

PG A.M: Trump speech ends week that upended presidential race

Days of seeing a resurgent Republican Party in Milwaukee seemed to stoke fears among Democrats that President Joe Biden's reelection bid will hurt them in other races, too.

Voter Voices

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A grandmother in a conservative stronghold is working to elect Donald Trump

Martha Ramsey started the Banks County Republican Women club.

Savannah’s youngest voters: The future doesn’t belong to ‘grandpas’

The choice of candidates for first time voters in the presidential election stokes apathy.

She held her nose voting for Trump in 2020. ‘Now I may throw up doing it.’

A retired Middle Georgia teacher says the choice is someone ‘ruining our country or a convicted felon.’

Washington County man released from federal prison looks forward to voting in November

Making a difference ‘starts at the polls,’ he said.

Education and school choice are on voters’ minds in Clayton County

Education is a top concern for a pair of mothers as they consider who will get their vote in November.

For decades, Banks County was blue, then came the shift to red

In deep-red Banks County, voters talk about the county's past as a Democratic Party stronghold compared to its present. In 2020, Donald Trump took nearly 90% of the vote.

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The Trump Investigations

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Fani Willis’ marquee cases against Donald Trump and Young Thug are thrown into chaos

The bold and ambitious gambits thrust the Fulton County district attorney into the national spotlight.

Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Arguments in Fani Willis appeal set for after election

Arguments are set after Election Day in the appeal to disqualify DA Fani Willis from prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others in the Georgia election case.

Election 2024

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More than 1,000 volunteers sign up as Harris’ Georgia campaign gets going

After President Joe Biden stepped aside as the Democratic nominee for president, his campaign in Georgia rapidly began transitioning to support Vice President Kamala Harris.

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What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

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Harris resonates with Asian American voters. Could that make a difference in GA?

Asian American voters are among Georgia’s fastest-growing voting blocs and could help Democrats win the state if VP Kamala Harris becomes the nominee.

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Interactive: Poll of Georgia voters, July 2024

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Harris moves quickly in Georgia’s shifting political landscape following Biden’s withdrawal

Everything has changed politically in Georgia after President Joe Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take his place at the top of the Democratic ticket.

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Savannah mayor looks to battleground states for Kamala Harris’ VP pick

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson talks about President Joe Biden's endorsement of Kamala Harris and what's next for Georgia Democrats on "Politically Georgia."

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New audit of 2024 Georgia election on hold amid company’s protest

A planned audit of 2024 presidential election ballot images is on hold in Georgia because of a company's protest.

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Harris, once Biden’s voice on abortion, would take outspoken approach to health

Legislature

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Harris resonates with Asian American voters. Could that make a difference in GA?

Asian American voters are among Georgia’s fastest-growing voting blocs and could help Democrats win the state if VP Kamala Harris becomes the nominee.

New audit of 2024 Georgia election on hold amid company’s protest

A planned audit of 2024 presidential election ballot images is on hold in Georgia because of a company's protest.

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Can Joe Biden’s name be replaced on Georgia ballots? Short answer: Yes

President Joe Biden's name can be quickly replaced on Georgia ballots with a new nominee, according to state election officials.

Democrats are working to tie Trump to abortion bans in Georgia and across the South

The Republican Party, at Donald Trump’s urging, recently shifted its approach to abortion.

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Parts of Georgia’s coast are sinking. See where the problem is worst

As sea levels rise along the Georgia coast, areas of land are also sinking, a recent study found. Explore the map to see where Georgia’s coast is sinking the fastest.

Georgia’s sinking coast: Residents scramble to adapt as flood risks rise

Savannah and Georgia's coast face some of the biggest flood risks in the U.S. as the sea rises and the land sinks. Communities are scrambling to respond in ways big and small.

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

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Listen to the full Warnock interview with the Politically Georgia team

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PG A.M.: Georgia Democrats unite quickly behind Harris to take on Trump

Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly secured the delegates needed to win her party's nomination for president. She enjoys wide support among Georgia Democrats.

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Interactive: Poll of Georgia voters, July 2024

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Harris moves quickly in Georgia’s shifting political landscape following Biden’s withdrawal

Everything has changed politically in Georgia after President Joe Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take his place at the top of the Democratic ticket.

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How rare was Biden’s exit? Unusual but not unprecedented

Joe Biden is not the first president to exit a race. In 1968, Lyndon Johnson announced he was ending his campaign months ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

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Raphael Warnock on Kamala Harris’ presidential bid: ‘She will win’

The Georgia senator joined Politically Georgia On the Road on Monday hours after President Joe Biden ended his reelection bid.

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Major Hollywood union endorses Kamala Harris for president

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union is endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris for president.

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A Democratic victory hinges on Black voters. Convincing them this time may be harder

Black voters in Georgia seemed split on supporting Kamala Harris’ run.

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Savannah mayor looks to battleground states for Kamala Harris’ VP pick

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson talks about President Joe Biden's endorsement of Kamala Harris and what's next for Georgia Democrats on "Politically Georgia."

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New audit of 2024 Georgia election on hold amid company’s protest

A planned audit of 2024 presidential election ballot images is on hold in Georgia because of a company's protest.

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PG A.M.: What comes next for Democrats with Biden now out?

After President Joe Biden dropped his bid for reelection Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris quickly went to work to try to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Harris, once Biden’s voice on abortion, would take outspoken approach to health

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Kamala Harris’ sorors are organizing. But will other voters rally behind her?

Biden laid the path for Harris, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. from Howard University, to succeed him atop the Democratic Party.

‘All in.’ Georgia’s Democratic leaders quickly unite behind Kamala Harris

In quick succession, Georgia’s most prominent Democratic leaders backed Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday after President Joe Biden withdrew.

Biden bows out: Reaction from Georgia politicians and others

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Joe Biden ends reelection bid; VP Kamala Harris accepts his endorsement

President Joe Biden on Sunday ended his faltering reelection campaign and threw his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Georgia Republicans say good riddance after Biden withdraws from campaign

Georgia Republicans respond with more criticism after President Joe Biden announced he would abandon his re-election campaign.