On June 23 there were 1,872 new coronavirus cases in Georgia. That broke the record of 1,598 on April 7. (Maybe the only good news is the seven-day average of new deaths is, near-ish to it’s lowest point since the outbreak began in earnest?) You will recall, the day after setting the new-cases peak in
A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real
Axios reports that the next biography from Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will be about Congressman John Lewis. Set to be released in the fall, “His Truth is Marching On” will have an afterword from Cong. Lewis. From the post: Meacham calls it “an appreciative account of the major moments of Lewis’ life in the movement,
In 2018 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee supported Carolyn Bourdeaux with the organization’s Red to Blue program. On Thursday, the DCCC announced it would do so again. I suppose coming up less than 500 votes short the first time around makes for a compelling second-time campaign.
Congressman Doug Collins made a not-all-together incorrect statement that an Independent District Attorney should be appointed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. After being forced into a runoff, Atlanta DA Paul Howard chose to make political hay from Brooks’ death. The connection Collins draws with Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery seems a bit specious, however. In
In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and
The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute published a letter urging the governor and legislators to raise new sources of revenue. Thirty-six other signees joined the left-leaning organization including: the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the International Rescue Committee and Open Hand Atlanta. An odd mix to be sure. Charlie has a good primer on
A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.
There’s been a steady feed of tweets identifying all kinds of issues at polling places in Atlanta. For me, long lines aren’t necessarily a problem. They can be mitigated but they’re not necessarily problematic. I also know we can’t just go back and forth with equipment and our voting system is probably another bad-luck casualty
Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the