President-elect Donald Trump (a phrase that still doesn’t feel quite possible) has faced a series of attacks from disappointed Democrats and their fellow travelers in the media since his election. First it was a series of meaningless reminders that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, making her the President of California. Then there were attacks
We now have the breakdown from the Secretary of State’s office on who voted during the 2016 general election. I took the information I compiled on who voted in 2014, and updated it to reflect this year’s results. In short, voting by blacks and whites is down, while voting by Asians and Hispanics is up.
This week’s Courier Herald column: With the calendar now having turned to December, we’re roughly half way between last month’s election and next month’s “governing”. An Inauguration is on tap for Friday, January 20th. Congress and the Georgia legislature will begin legislative duties a couple of weeks earlier. While the professional political class and most
Not long after the news began to spread Monday evening that 6th District Rep. Tom Price was going to be President Elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, speculation began over whether there would be an opportunity for Democrats to gain another seat. After all, Trump had lost Cobb County.
This week’s Courier Herald column: Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the national and partisan implications of the surprising win for Donald Trump. Today we’re going to focus on what this means for Georgia. Access is power in Washington. Several prominent Georgia Democrats are now rethinking their future, as their
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a press release announcing the certified election results and a record-breaking turnout of Georgia voters on Tuesday: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the certified ballot count for the November 8 General Election shattered previous records. With 4,165,405 ballots cast out of 5,443,046 active registered voters, turnout
Right after the election, I took a look at the results of the presidential race in Gwinnett County. The results surprised many, because Democrat Hillary Clinton was able to defeat Republican Donald Trump in what had been a consistently red county. In 2012, Gwinnett had 395,934 registered voters. Of those 296,496 went to the polls,
This week’s Courier Herald column: 8 years ago, talk show host Rush Limbaugh made news by asserting that he hoped newly elected President Barack Obama would fail. It was a pre-emptive signal of permanent resistance to a President that was certain to pull the country hard to the left. I like many others whose politics
Georgia Millennials for Trump Chairman Weston Kirk has decided to drop his bid to become chairman of the Atlanta Young Republicans. Kirk announced his bid Sunday night on Facebook, and withdrew his bid early this morning in another Facebook message, portions of which are below: After careful consideration and thought, I am sadly no longer
As Ed posted earlier, Politico is reporting that 6th District Congressman Tom Price is in the running to be president-elect Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Local rumors also have him as a front runner to be the Office of Management and Budget Director. As many Americans are now coming to terms with, it