Category Archives: voting

Atlanta Renews MOST; Obama, Gingrich Win Georgia (UPDATE 1)

  (APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta voters overwhelmingly supported the renewal of Atlanta’s eighth penny of sales tax, during today’s Primary Election vote. 85.4 percent of Atlanta voters in Fulton County supported the MOST, with 14.6 percent opposed.  [DeKalb’s Atlanta numbers were not immediately available.] Meanwhile, Georgians participating in the Democratic Primary selected President Barack Obama as their Presidential […]

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APN Endorsements: No on MOST, No on Primary Choices

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made the following endorsements in today’s March 06, 2012, election: MUNICIPAL OPTION SALES TAX (MOST) – NO Sales tax is one of the most regressive types of taxes, meaning that it is disproportionately paid by working people.  To be sure, Atlanta is becoming more and more of a difficult […]

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(IPS) US Voters Increasingly Alienated by Two Major Parties

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/u-s-voters-increasingly-alienated-by-two-major-parties/ ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 27 2012 (IPS) – A new book shows there are now more U.S. voters who identify as independent than as Democrats or Republicans, despite the fact that the two major parties maintain their virtual stranglehold on U.S. politics and, so far, on the 2012 presidential election process. […]

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Georgia Third Party Ballot Access Bill Passes House Committee

  (APN) ATLANTA — HB 949, a bill that would slightly reduce the number of petition signatures required by an independent or third party candidate running for office in Georgia, has passed the Georgia House Committee on Governmental Affairs. While the bill would not change the percentages required for independent and third party candidates running for office statewide or locally–that […]

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Keisha Waites, Perseverance Prevail in Special Election

  (APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Sean Waites, 39, who has sought public office and come quite close to winning several times, finally pulled off a victory on Tuesday, February 07, 2012.  Waites, who has now sought office nine times, began running for office when she was twenty-seven years old.Waites won a Special Election for the House District 60 seat, which […]

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(IPS) Plan for Popular Presidential Vote Quietly Advances

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106564. ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan 26, 2012 (IPS) – Unlike many of the younger democracies around the world, the United States still does not elect its president by popular vote. Indeed, a majority of U.S. citizens elected Al Gore to be president in 2000, but because the U.S. elects its presidents […]

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Black Leaders Mobilize to Help the Quitman Ten

  (APN) ATLANTA — Black leaders and elected officials held a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, January 23, 2012, to discuss their concern regarding the Quitman Ten, a group of Black elected officials and voters from Quitman, Georgia, who are facing questionable indictments for voter fraud. Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia is a small town of approximate […]

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APN Chat with HD60 Candidates, Middlebrooks and Waites

  (APN) ATLANTA — With the Special Election in State House District 60 coming up on DATE, Atlanta Progressive News reached out to all three candidates for an interview on the issues.  Theresa Middlebrooks completed a phone interview and Keisha Waites sat down for an in-person interview; however, Latrenka Riley did not respond to a Facebook message or a phone […]

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Waites, Others Run for Vacant State House Seat in Special Election

  Waites Runs for Vacant House Seat in Special Election   (APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Waites, who recently ran for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 seat in 2010, is running for an empty State House seat in District 60.  The election is one of two Special Elections to be held February 07, 2012. HD 60 includes southeast Atlanta, […]

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Special Election February 07, 2012 – House 60 and 107

A Special Election will be held on February 07, 2012, in House Districts 60 and 107. “The elections are non-partisan special elections with no party primaries. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot,” according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. HD 60 covers parts of Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties.  State Rep. Gloria […]

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Amos Wins APS BOE Run-off, Raffensperger in Johns Creek

  (APN) ATLANTA — Byron Amos, the parent and community activist whose work promoting rap artists for UGK Records caused controversy in the community, has been elected to serve as the District 2 representative for the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. Amos will serve through the end of the 2013 term, filling an unexpired seat for former Board Chairman […]

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Angela Brown Attack Mailer Distorts APN Interview

(APN) ATLANTA — A mailer attacking Angela Brown, candidate for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education District 2, was received by voters throughout District 2 in recent days.  It states “She says she wants Atlanta school children to cross dress,” completely misrepresenting Brown’s interview with Atlanta Progressive News. The mailer includes quotes from Brown’s interview with APN in which APN […]

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Alleged Homophobic Fraudulent Robocalls in Milton Election

  (APN) ATLANTA — Alan Tart, the City Councilman in Milton whose election in 2007 was seen as remarkable– given that Tart is an openly homosexual man living in Georgia’s most Republican city–says two robocalls may have led to his recent loss to challenger, Lance Large. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News reported that Tart’s sexual orientation had not become a campaign […]

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