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Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Straight-talking political novice full of ideas puts do-nothing incumbent to shame | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Longtime education advocate has the smarts — and heart — to help Georgia's woeful schools | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Don't even think about voting for the far-right, lobbyist-lunchin', Obamacare-slammin' Republican | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
We'd prefer the Barnes of a decade ago, but the new Roy is still Georgia's best hope. | more...

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Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Legislature's longest-serving woman wants politics out of the SOS's office | more...

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Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Enough with the halls of fame and ordinances about elephants — it's time to actually reform Fulton County | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Forget about his ties to the religious right — you'll be electing a regulator who stresses green energy and consumer rights | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Private and public sector experience, and he ain't a fan of N. Fulton secession either | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Georgians deserve a take-charge pitbull with battle scars | more...

Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Trauma care, energy efficiency, non-competes and other highly exciting issues | more...

Voter's Guide

Tuesday November 4, 2008 10:27 pm EST

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Our staff photographer Joeff Davis will be covering a number of events around town tonight, and he'll be posting images on this post. Check back later for updates, and stay tuned for our election results liveblog at 6 p.m.

(Photographs by Joeff Davis)

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Voter's Guide

Tuesday November 4, 2008 02:01 pm EST

image-1By the time Georgia polls close at 7 p.m. tonight, we here at CL will already be snookered on Diet Coke and moonshine, liveblogging in this digital Utopia about all the races up for grabs.

CL Editor Ken Edelstein will hold court at Manuel's, staff writer Scott Henry will report from Jim Martin's party at Park Tavern, and senior writers Mara Shalhoup and Andisheh Nouraee will monitor...

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Voter's Guide

Monday November 3, 2008 03:41 pm EST

image-1Tomorrow night is poised to be one of the most historic in modern history as the liberals finally get on their way to stealing rich people's paychecks.

And we're liveblogging this monumental occasion! Various members of CL's editorial team will be out and about raking muck, shoving voice recorders in politicians' faces, and most importantly offering you — YOU! — a place to...

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Monday November 3, 2008 02:23 pm EST

image-1Jim Galloway of the AJC's Political Insider — who did a great job as a panelist during last night's Atlanta Press Club U.S. Senate debate/finger-pointing quibblefest — posts a memo from State Elections Boardmember Randy Evans. Evans says it could be Wednesday morning before all votes are counted.

From the memo:

Based on the most recent data, it appears that there are...

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Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 29, 2008 06:28 pm EDT

You could go to your local bar to watch the Election Night returns, you could fight the crowds at Manuel's or you could party down with the parties – that is, the official political parties and their major candidates.

The Georgia Democratic Party and the Obama campaign will be cutting a rug at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, beginning at 7 p.m. RSVP required.

Democratic...

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Wednesday October 22, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Every voter experiences it: You go to polls to exercise that most precious right only to find you've never even heard of half the offices on the ballot, much less the candidates.

Allow us to be of some assistance. Here's our best take on the contests in Fulton County. In the interest of time and space, we've only included contests in which you'll actually have a choice; you're on your own when...

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Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 22, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Every voter experiences it: You go to polls ready to exercise that most precious right only to find you've never heard of half the offices on the ballot, much less the candidates.

Allow us to be of assistance. Here's our best take on the contests in DeKalb County. In the interest of time and space, we've included only contests where you actually have a choice; you're on your own when it comes...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

If Jim Martin wins his underdog race against U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, he should send a big box of chocolates to Barack Obama and Wall Street.

According to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, African-Americans are voting early in high numbers, most likely because Obama's name is on the ticket. And lots of black voters bode well for other Democratic candidates – especially for the next...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

To find your Nov. 4 polling place, visit the Georgia Secretary of State poll locator site. If you recently signed up to vote or registered after Oct. 1, your name may not immediately appear in the database. Three weeks after registering, you should receive a card in the mail giving you the information.

On Election Day, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

In Georgia, you must show photo...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

There's a simple reason that Libertarians — who are all about cutting the knots of regulation and letting the market work its magic — consistently prop up a candidate for an elected position whose job is about regulating industries.

Georgia's quirky ballot access law guarantees all of a party's statewide candidates a spot on the next election's ballot only if one candidate in the current...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Oh, sweet Jesus — Bubba's back.

That thought crossed the minds of many political junkies when "Lauren McDonald" popped up as a GOP candidate for the Public Service Commission's Northern District. McDonald, once known as "Bubba," is a one-time commissioner who also served 20 years in the state House as a Democrat. He had an abysmal record on the five-member state agency that decides how much we...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Congrats if you managed to make it all the way down the ballot to the only contested Georgia Court of Appeals race. We hope you have an easier time than we picking the darling out of this bunch.

The state Court of Appeals doesn't handle constitutional questions, land title disputes, wills, murders, election contests, habeas corpus, among others. Believe it or not, that leaves a heavy caseload...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

We all gotta dream, don't we?

For seven years, we've been living somebody's idea of a perfect world: terrorist attacks, multiple wars, killer hurricanes and economic calamity. Oh, what fun it's been.

Now, the rest of us get to fantasize a little. Imagine a world where the hero comes riding into the White House, carried by a magical force that heralds the arrival of an enlightened era. He...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Amendment 2 on the ballot asks: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize community redevelopment and authorize counties, municipalities, and local boards of education to use tax funds for redevelopment purposes and programs?"

Allow us to interpret: Do you want the Beltline to get the money it needs, or do you want it to be a long-rolling urban disappointment?

To...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to provide by general law for the creation and comprehensive regulation of infrastructure development districts for the provision of infrastructure as authorized by local governments?"

We couldn't tell what all that meant either – at least not without help from legislative experts, law books and a voodoo...

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