Category Archives: voting

USDOJ Insists Georgia in Error on Voter Purge, in Statement of Interest filed in Lawsuit

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(APN) ATLANTA — On May 04, 2016 the United States Department of Justice, (USDOJ) filed a Statement of Interest of the United States, recommending the lawsuit filed against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and his office not be dismissed as requested by the State of Georgia.   As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Common Cause Georgia and the […]

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Candidate Seeks Progressive Change in Fulton Court Clerk’s Office

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(APN) ATLANTA — In the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, Duvwon Robinson is challenging incumbent Fulton County Superior Court Clerk, Cathelene “Tina” Robinson, for the Democratic nomination.   Duvwon Robinson [no relation with Cathelene] is a career counselor with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.   There is one Republican candidate running for the Clerk position, […]

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APN 2016 Endorsements Pt. 3: Brown, Johnson, Bazemore, Decline/U.S. Senate

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors is pleased to announce our third round of Democratic Primary endorsements for 2016.   We are endorsing Janine Brown for House District 59, Rafer Johnson for House District 62, and Debra Bazemore for House District 63; and declining to endorse for U.S. Senate.   Previously, APN endorsed Bernie Sanders for […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: DeKalb Commissioner Kathie Gannon

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, we had a lengthy phone interview with Commissioner Kathie Gannon (District 6), whose “superdistrict” covers the left half, or western half, approximately, of the County.  [It’s makes her akin to one-half at-large.]   Gannon is facing Warren Mosby, a former consultant […]

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Georgia Green, Constitution Parties Push Forward on Petitions for Ballot Access, despite State Appeal

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Green Party of Georgia and Constitution Party of Georgia are moving forward with their efforts to gather enough signatures to get their candidates for President of the U.S. on the November 2016 ballot in Georgia, in the wake of a federal ruling that lowered the threshold to 7,500 signatures, even as the State of Georgia has […]

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APN Candidate Q&A, Kelli Hooper, HD 63

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the responses by candidate Kelli Hooper to the Candidate Questionnaire for State House candidates.   Hooper is one of five candidates seeking the seat, which is being vacated by State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville).   Candidate Debra Bazemore’s […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: John Coyne, U.S. Senate

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(APN) ATLANTA — With only about five weeks remaining until the May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, Democrat voters have little or no information about the candidates for U.S. Senate.   Political newcomer, Jim Barksdale, has avoided news media, including the Atlanta Progressive News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; while also avoiding local forums and other events around […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Valerie Vie, HD 62

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire responses by Valerie Vie, candidate for House District 62.   Previously, APN ran the candidate responses by Rafer Johnson, who is also a candidate in this race.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/20/apn-candidate-qa-rafer-johnson-house-district-62/   Candidate Aaron […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Debra Bazemore, HD 63

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the APN Candidate Questionnaire responses from Debra Bazemore, candidate for House District 63.   A total of five candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for this seat, which is being vacated by State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville).  The […]

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Barksdale U.S. Senate Campaign Avoiding Media, Voters

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic Party of Georgia machine-backed candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016, Mr. Jim Barksdale, has been avoiding media and has failed to show up at numerous events across Georgia.   Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Cheryl Copeland has provided no phone number and has failed to respond to two emails from Atlanta Progressive News, sent on March 29 […]

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State of Georgia, NAACP/CCGA Swap Motions in Voter Purge Case

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(APN) ATLANTA — A class action lawsuit filed on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in U.S. District Court alleges that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has continuously defied the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by continuing to enforce sections within the Georgia Election Code when they have been condemned by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ).   Common Cause Georgia […]

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APN Endorsements 2016 Pt. 2: Shannon, Westlake, Thomas, James, Fort (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made decisions in two State Senate races and three State House races, with more endorsement decisions to come leading up to the May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election.   APN is endorsing two Democratic challengers: Renitta Shannon over State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur) for House District […]

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DeKalb Commissioner Barnes-Sutton, Hidden in Plain View

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(APN) ATLANTA — DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton (District 4), who is up for reelection in the May 24, 2016 Primary Election, has failed to respond to several attempts to reach her and has been almost completely inaccessible to Atlanta Progressive News, other news media, community organizations hosting forums, and numerous DeKalb County citizen stakeholders.   She has been this […]

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Atlanta Wooing South Fulton Business Owners to Annex before Deadline

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(APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is reaching out to business owners in unincorporated south Fulton County to discuss with them the time-sensitive possibility of annexing into the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Reed mailed a letter en masse to business owners in unincorporated south Fulton on April 01, 2016, a copy of […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire, State Rep. Rahn Mayo, HD 84

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 2016 Primary Election and Nonpartisan General Election, this article presents the responses to the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire by State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur), the incumbent in House District 84.   State Rep. Mayo has a grade of B on the APN Legislature Combined Scorecard for 2014 and […]

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