Author: Elliot Pierce

Make Debates(and debating) Great Again!

When it comes to party primary debates in Georgia, the series of debates (HD 1, 2 & SD 53) hosted by the Walker and Catoosa Republican Parties this past Saturday could have been worse. None of the debates descended into threatened armed conflict, as happened in 1856 when Alexander Stephens challenged Ben Hill to a

Self-declared Anti-corruption Lawmaker Hit With Ethics Complaint

State Representative David Clark, R-Buford, who recently qualified for re-election after announcing last summer that he would not seek re-election but keep “holding the powerful accountable and continuing to call out corruption” was hit with an ethics complaint from a constituent last week. The complaint states, “David Clark has made over $5000 in reimbursements to

What Do Georgia Prosecutors Learn at Taxpayer Funded Conference on Jekyll Island?

If the picture below from the 2021 Prosecuting Attorneys of Georgia Summer Conference is any indication then it is clear the left’s illiberal campaign to infiltrate and weaponize all institutions extends to our local district attorneys as well as our local school districts. I admit my conservative bias just as Andrew Sullivan admitted his progressive

The Political Religion of Brian Kemp

If there exists any consensus among the American people today which transcends all discord and division it is that we are not living in an ordinary time. Anyone with a love of history will unconsciously find comparisons in our past to the still unfolding history of today.. The pandemic and economic downturn last year brought

District Deviations: Change Is Coming

Get ready to learn new district lines for the State Senate and House later this year. The apportionment data release last month provided the 2020 state population. This allowed me to calculate the new ideal population for each congressional district and each state legislative district. The new ideal population per district for the Georgia State

Rhetoric and Tweets Do Not A Fighter Make

Wouldn’t Yoda be proud of me? Yesterday was May 4th. As it happens, this post relates to Hollywood as well as Georgia politics.  Before reading this post I want you to watch a scene from Quintin Tarantino’s most recent film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I bet you’re wondering how Brad Pitt treating Bruce

The Oblivious .06% of Catoosa County

Saturday was a busy day in Georgia politics. It was county convention day. I arrived at the Walker County Civic Center feeling hopeful that the party was on a restorative path after months of infighting and desertions. It seemed like the events surrounding the Election Integrity Act of 2021 had become the issue that would

New 2020 Election Data Raises a Question for 2022

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office posted more detailed voter registration and turnout data from the 2020 election cycle on Monday. There is a wealth of information in this release. Registration and turnout numbers are broken down by race, gender, age, county, and congressional district. Georgia is one of the few states with such detailed