Should Secretary Raffensperger Not Run For Re-Election?

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has been embroiled in an intra-party fight among the Georgia Republican Party that began with his and his office’s defense of the General Election where former President Donald Trump lost the state. Since November, it seems that Secretary Raffensperger and the Georgia Republican Party, mainly Chairman David Shafer, have been

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 16

Good morning! Today is the 33rd Legislative Day. Here’s today’s calendar. Absolute tragedy: the principal of Dublin High School and his family were killed in a horrific accident on I-16 in Bulloch County on Sunday. Low-income children in Georgia are among many who will benefit from the Rescue Act. The relief package also dangles a

Morning Reads – Thursday, March 11, 2021

Peaches New recording reveals Trump called Georgia investigator leading signature match audit New details on Trump phone call with Georgia chief investigator  Jimmy Carter says he’s sad, angry over Georgia voting bills Georgia sheriff reopens probe into teen’s 2013 death; doctor says initial conclusion ‘doesn’t make any sense’ State revenue up 43% in Georgia for

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

It’s Daylight Complaining Time Again

This week’s Courier Herald column: This is the week we “Spring Forward”.  That’s both a public service announcement, as well as your warning that the semi-annual kerfuffle over time changes is about to inundate your social media feeds.  Despite virtually every adult understanding that there are still only 24 hours in a day, and that

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 9

Good morning! It’s Crossover Day +1 in the General Assembly, which means very light calendars in both chambers. Crossover Day 2020 ended up being the last day of normal in the General Assembly. What impact did COVID have on Crossover Day 2021? Crossover Day and the myth of the GOP’s big tent: what lived, what