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Georgia Politics

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Georgia politicians are wrestling with a presidential race at a crossroads

The race for president entered a new phase as Republicans emerged from their nominating convention with a sense of unity and Democrats remained in crisis.

Black churches are seeing the uncertainty of the Democratic Party dampen voter enthusiasm

Some Black clergy and congregants said uncertainty over President Biden and a lack of voter enthusiasm has hindered their efforts to mobilize voters.

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.

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.

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: 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.

PG A.M.: Biden’s terrible 24 hours puts gloomy Democrats in panic mode

While the Republicans meet in Milwaukee for their national convention, the chorus of Democrats calling for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid grows louder.

PG A.M.: Georgia stays in the political shadows at Republican convention

Georgia may be a swing state in the presidential election, but at the Republican National Convention, its political leaders are largely not being given high-profile roles.

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

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.

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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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LISTEN

Georgia GOP chair says convention bolstered party confidence

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

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Donald Trump’s MAGA allies from Georgia jockey in Milwaukee

Some of the former president's top loyalists made their presence known.

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Republicans in metro Atlanta cheer Trump on final night of convention

Supporters gathered at a watch party in Sandy Springs to watch the former president accept the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

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‘I had God on my side’: Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination after assassination attempt

The address recounted his brush with death as the raucous crowd at Fiserv Forum fell to a rapt silence.

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An open government group is suing the State Election Board over a meeting it says was illegal

The Democratic Party of Georgia has also threatened to file a lawsuit over the issue if the board does not acknowledge its actions were improper.

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The Republican National Convention: How to watch on TV or livestream

Donald Trump accepts the Republican Party’s nomination for president around 10:30 p.m. EDT.

Legislature

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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.

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.

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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.

Federal suit targets special Georgia campaign law designed to help Kemp

The state Democratic Party is challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that gave a financial boost to Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection campaign.

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JD Vance’s former roommate calls his convention speech ‘sleepy’ and ‘not very exciting’

The Georgia Democratic lawmaker and the Republican nominee for vice president attended Yale Law School together.

This is how a new law targets street racing in Georgia

The new law went into effect this month.

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LISTEN

Georgia GOP chair says convention bolstered party confidence

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

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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.

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Gov. Kemp is leading a weeklong economic development mission to Italy

The trip is meant to fortify business relationships with one of Europe’s largest economies.

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Some people in Georgia earn too much to get Medicaid but not enough to buy private insurance plan

A new state commission will study Medicaid options in the state.

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Donald Trump’s MAGA allies from Georgia jockey in Milwaukee

Some of the former president's top loyalists made their presence known.

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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.

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

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.

Credit: Seeger Gray/AJC

Republicans in metro Atlanta cheer Trump on final night of convention

Supporters gathered at a watch party in Sandy Springs to watch the former president accept the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Credit: Hyosub Shin / AJC

‘I had God on my side’: Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination after assassination attempt

The address recounted his brush with death as the raucous crowd at Fiserv Forum fell to a rapt silence.

Credit: AP

An open government group is suing the State Election Board over a meeting it says was illegal

The Democratic Party of Georgia has also threatened to file a lawsuit over the issue if the board does not acknowledge its actions were improper.

Credit: AP

The Republican National Convention: How to watch on TV or livestream

Donald Trump accepts the Republican Party’s nomination for president around 10:30 p.m. EDT.

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins pushes back on the criticism of his social media posts

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins joined the "Politically Georgia" podcast to discuss political rhetoric and his remarks following the assassination attempt on Donald Trump.

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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.

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 as summer infections spike

The infection puts a hold on the president’s campaigning and adds to questions about his fitness for the rigors of another term.

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JD Vance’s roommate says his politics are rooted in grievance and anger

The Georgia state senator tells ‘Politically Georgia’ Trump’s running mate has chosen style over substance.

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Federal suit targets special Georgia campaign law designed to help Kemp

The state Democratic Party is challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that gave a financial boost to Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection campaign.

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Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

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What Georgians should expect from Trump’s nomination speech

Donald Trump enters the final day of the Republican National Convention with leads in Georgia and other battleground states.