Category Archives: voting

Beth Beskin Not Running for Senate District 6

Several months ago, APN reported that Beth Beskin was running in the Republican Primary for State Senate District 6.  Today, however, Beskin told APN that she is not running for the seat anymore.  She said that she had been on a long list of candidates considered for a Fulton County Superior Court judgeship, but that she did not make the […]

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Cynthia McKinney Running For US House on Green Party Ticket

  (APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is planning to run for Georgia’s 4th US Congressional seat as a member of the Green Party, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. McKinney is planning to attempt to gather all of some 18,860 petition signatures, which are required under Georgia’s extremely restrictive ballot access laws for independent and minor […]

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Jeff Anderson Challenging US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)

Jeff Anderson, who attempted to gain ballot access in 2010 as an independent candidate but failed in his effort to collect enough signatures, is challenging US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) in the General Election.  He went on to serve as a ballot access advocate, working with such groups as Free and Equal Elections. The new 11th Congressional District seat contains […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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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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