August 30, 2019 6:45 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, August 30, 2019 Morning Reads for Friday, August 30, 2019 By Ginny Politics 3 Comments Go Dawgs! Sandy Springs gets the NomNoms. Miss the big game last night? They don’t call it the Almost Competitive Conference for nuthin’. You think I make this stuff up, don’t you? This can only mean good things, right? Like a location for Stranger Things, or some other quirky show. Surely. “Unexpectedly.” Sauce for the goose. Are you pro-Pluto? Last chance to sign up for College Pick ‘Em. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 3 Comments Dave Bearse A bombshell from the AJC’s Mark Niesse: “To find a clue about what might have gone wrong with Georgia’s election last fall, look no further than voting machine No. 3 at the Winterville Train Depot outside Athens. On machine No. 3, Republicans won every race. On each of the other six machines in that precinct, Democrats won every race. The odds of an anomaly that large are less than 1 in 1 million, according to a statistician’s analysis in court documents. The strange results would disappear if votes for Democratic and Republican candidates were flipped on machine No. 3.” And for the conspiracy minded… “In addition, the drop-off in votes grew more extreme in precincts with large African American populations, according to an analysis by TargetSmart, a data-tracking firm affiliated with the Democratic Party.” https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/mystery-missing-votes-deepens-congress-investigates-georgia/x4OTY0ylxfA0Z0Rg6wjkyN/ August 30, 2019 8:58 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Keeping snark separate from facts: “We don’t know or care what went wrong,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “But we do know it can’t happen on the new machines,” he said, referring to machines selected that are at odds with both Georgians and expert consensus opinions. “The Office has an established record of protecting data.” “Leave it alone, and it will go away,” commented Governor Kemp August 30, 2019 9:06 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn My Irish roots are soundly Northern Ireland Catholic. Legally that makes me British, but saying so in my grandmother’s family was the worse thing you could call yourself. I have second and third cousins who were active on the Catholic anti-British side during The Troubles. I have one who is still a ‘held guest’ of the Crown. This makes me sad that The Troubles may return. https://www.axios.com/northern-ireland-brexit-identity-e6dff878-647b-440d-8a0b-898a443cc9ae.html August 30, 2019 10:07 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.