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State elections officials dismiss Illegal voting case against Herschel Walker’s wife

State elections officials Tuesday dismissed an illegal voting complaint against the wife of football legend Herschel Walker who is running as a Republican candidate from Georgia in the U.S. Senate race. The State Elections Board voted 4-0 to close the case against Julie Blanchard who was alleged to have voted illegally in Georgia while living […]

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Secretary of State seeks to bar non-citizens from voting in Georgia

Georgia’s top election official wants state lawmakers to change the state constitution so that only American citizens can vote in municipal elections.  Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recently became the first Georgian to sign a petition calling for that amendment to the state constitution.  “I understand how important it is to have the right to […]

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Voter-education efforts ramp up ahead of November municipal elections

The odometer on voting rights activist Fenika Miller’s 2014 Ford Fusion has racked up nearly 300,000 miles. Most of those miles have been added since March when Miller’s organization launched an all-out blitzkrieg of sorts against Georgia’s controversial new election reform law. As senior state coordinator for Black Voters Matter, Miller runs the organization’s operation […]

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Controversy erupts over appointment of new Fulton County Election chair

Atlanta political stalwart Cathy Woolard Wednesday was tapped to lead the troubled elections operations of the state’s largest county, despite vigorous opposition. Woolard was appointed chair of Fulton County’s elections board after strident criticism over her ties to Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger […]

Posted in2021 Atlanta City Council Candidates

Sonya Russell-Ofchus

Sonya Russell-Ofchus is running for City Council Post 2 At Large. Candidate website: sonyaforatlanta.com Q: What is your current job (include the name of your employer) and list any significant memberships in public service organizations?  A: I’m a retired federal agent and current business owner. Q: What is the biggest issue facing your constituents and […]

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Wykeisha Howe

Wykeisha Howe is running for Atlanta Board of Education District 1. Candidate website: www.wykeishahowe.com Q: What is your current job (include the name of your employer) and list any significant memberships in public service organizations?  A: Small Business Owner Q: What is the biggest issue facing your constituents and why are you the best candidate […]