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Democrats Wary of Call to End Runoffs

Democratic lawmakers say they aren’t sure yet how Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s proposal to eliminate Georgia’s general election runoffs would affect Black voters, but they plan to find out before agreeing to support the move. State House Minority Leader James Beverly, a Democrat, said he was in Washington, D.C., preparing for a meeting with […]

Posted in2022 Midterm Election, Elections, Politics

Secretary of State Calls to ‘Eliminate’ General Election Runoffs

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants to “eliminate” the state’s general election runoffs, a system many say was created in the 1960s to mitigate the impact of Black voters on election outcomes. Georgia is one of only two states that requires candidates to face off for a second time if none receives more than […]