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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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Understanding Runoff Elections in Georgia, and How to Ensure Your Vote Counts

Georgia’s marathon midterm election season isn’t over just yet. A Dec. 6 runoff election date has been set to decide who wins the state’s pivotal U.S. Senate matchup between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and his GOP challenger, Herschel Walker. The race could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill. More than 3.9 million Georgians […]