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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Warnock’s Win Means for Black Voters

West End resident Britney Ball was “ecstatic” late Tuesday night when she learned Raphael Warnock had beaten Herschel Walker in their highly publicized U.S. Senate runoff election. The 34-year-old Ball, an engaged mother of two, was at the Rock Steady Caribbean restaurant in West Atlanta with 12 of her friends around 11:30 p.m. when she […]

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These Black Residents Don’t Vote. Here’s Why.

Georgia residents have turned out in record numbers to vote early in the U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker. In the historic election — the first statewide race between two Black major-party candidates — more than 1.8 million people cast in-person ballots during the early voting period, […]

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Runoff Election Preview: A Final Look at Where Warnock and Walker Stand on the Issues

The eyes of the nation will be on Georgia once again Tuesday as the state’s critical U.S. Senate runoff race between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker comes to an end. This U.S. Senate matchup is the first in state history between two Black contenders, and only the second in American history. Warnock, the Democratic […]