Category: 2020 Elections

Election Provides No Kum Ba Yah Moment

This week’s Courier Herald column: I started this column the morning after the election.  As is custom, that Wednesday morning traditionally is one where I have had little sleep, but also seem to have the clearest thoughts on what has transpired, and where we are going.  The original premise of this column was expressed that

Believe In The Resiliency Of America

The race for President of the United States could break either for President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden as I write this. Maybe we will know who will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021 later today or later this week, but life will go on. Sure, one political party will

GA Keeps Swing State Focus Until January

This week’s Courier Herald Column: There’s a bit of a cruel irony in writing a column with a deadline on election day that won’t be read until after the results are known.  It forces the author to either ignore the main issue of the day or adopt a predictive tone for events that will already

President Trump Leads In Georgia In Final Landmark Poll

Landmark Communications released the final poll for the 2020 General Election this evening. The poll done for WSB-TV shows President Donald Trump leading former Vice President Joe Biden 50.1% to 46.0%, respectively, here in Georgia. Incumbent Senator David Perdue leads Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff 49.0% to 46.9%, respectively, and Reverend Raphael Warnock is leading the

Are You Better Off Four Years Later?

This week’s Courier Herald column: 40 years ago this week, Ronald Reagan asked in a final debate before his election “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”.  It became the standard litmus test for Presidential elections. That question helped crystalize the myriad of issues facing voters into a binary choice.  Do we

State Rep. David Clark Announces Run for House Speaker If Re-elected

State Representative David Clark (R-Buford) made an announcement on Facebook this afternoon stating that he would challenge incumbent Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) should he win re-election on November 3rd. You can read the announcement in its entirety: Representative Clark points to his resolution to remove Speaker Ralston from the chair during the 2019 legislative

State Elections Board Refers Fulton County Voting Issues To Attorney General

In Fulton County, voting issues seem to be a feature, not a bug. Today, the State Elections Board has referred the systemic mishandling of absentee ballot requests during this year’s primary to Attorney General Chris Carr. Noted pointedly in the press release below from Secretary of State Raffensperger, David Worley – a Democrat – made