Georgia Elections 2018

Links to Reporting on Georgia Politics in Election Year 2018

Ballotpedia is probably the best all-around reference guide. It provides links and information on all of Georgia’s contests. Info on state-wide races particularly useful.
Early voting in Georgia for November elections begins October 15 at select locations. Absentee voting by mail also underway.  Down-ballot candidates and constitutional amendments also need your attention.
For complete up-to-date info, see our post: GA Advance & Absentee Voting Now Underway + Amendments, Down Ballot Candidates
Kemp calls on Amico to withdraw from race for Georgia’s Lt. Governor
Poll: Republican Kemp and Democrat Abrams statistically tied in Georgia governor race
10/12/18
How to find out if your Georgia voter registration is on hold

Stacey Abrams for Governor – Vote on Nov 6, 2018.

Stacey Abrams calls herself the “public education” governor

Sarah Riggs Amico for Lt. Governor

Charlie Bailey for Attorney General

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Ballotpedia info on GA elections


AJC Political Roundup

Cherokee County Board of Elections and Registration

The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration.

Is Stacey Abrams Assembling a New Democratic Majority?
New York Times, April 30, 2018

(Excerpts)

  • …in the Georgia primary campaign for governor, Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives…(takes) a momentous step closer to becoming the first black woman in the nation to be elected governor. Ms. Abrams will have entered that office lifted by the political power of a multiracial coalition led by the Democratic Party’s most powerful voting bloc, black women.
  • Abrams’s campaign represents the first time a statewide candidate is embracing the political hopes and dreams of black women — who make up a whopping 30 percent of the Democrats in the Georgia primary (held on May 22)
  • By insisting on the strategy of appealing to white Republican and moderate voters, Democrats have lost over and over again with a population that is nearly a majority of people of color
  • The math is clear: Black voters are a quarter of Democrats, and black women have the highest turnout. If Ms. Abrams advances from the Democratic primary to the general election for governor of Georgia, her multiracial base stands the best chance at turning Georgia blue.
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