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They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Watch  video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video. From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.: Today, as I was sworn… Read more

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Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

The drop off in GOP turnout from Nov to Jan was driven by Trump and most prominently in areas represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene. These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate. Giving Biden and Dems a free hand. #gapol pic.twitter.com/TnmuV1CO9U — Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) January 16,… Read more

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House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

  The Georgia Congressional Delegation voted along party lines (from House Clerk). 8 Republicans voted “nay;” 6 Democrats voted “yea.” Allen Republican Georgia NAY Bishop (GA) Democratic Georgia YEA Bourdeaux Democratic Georgia YEA Carter (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Clyde Republican Georgia NAY Ferguson Republican Georgia NAY Greene (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Hice (GA) Republican Georgia… Read more

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The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

  In context: On its own, the Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration conducted an audit of the votes cast in the Perdue-Ossoff runoff election concluded on Jan. 5. The official outcome of that race: David A. Perdue (I) (Rep) 32,239 votes or 75.02% Jon Ossoff (Dem) 10,735 or 24.98% (Ossoff won statewide) Total votes cast:… Read more

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Once election is certified, Warnock, Ossoff to take over as Georgia’s U.S. senators. Warnock’s seat on the 2022 ballot; Ossoff’s term is for six years.

Once election is certified, Warnock, Ossoff to take over as Georgia’s U.S. senators. Warnock’s seat on the 2022 ballot; Ossoff’s term is for six years.

THE LATEST Georgia’s newly elected senators, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, will be sworn in once the state’s election results are certified. Warnock replaces Kelly Loeffler who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson after he retired because of health issues. Warnock will stand for re-election in 2022. That’s the same year… Read more

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All eyes on Tuesday’s runoff elections with local turnout estimates up to 60%. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. And a look at what’s ahead in 2021.

All eyes on Tuesday’s runoff elections with local turnout estimates up to 60%. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. And a look at what’s ahead in 2021.

  What to know: Election Day weather: Sunny with a high of 56 degrees. Precincts open at 7 a.m. (around 37 degrees)  and close at 7 p.m. (around 46 degrees). Where do you vote: Please check here before heading out on Tuesday: Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Election results: We’ll post links to the Secretary… Read more

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The Call: ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes …’ Secretary of State: ‘Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.’

The Call: ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes …’ Secretary of State: ‘Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.’

Listen to the full audio of Pres. Trump pressuring the Georgia secretary of State to overturn the 2020 election results. https://t.co/m8ZfsAxlH7 — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 4, 2021 In context: With hours to go before critical votes in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, a 60-minute phone call placed by Donald Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad… Read more

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Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and PSC Runoff, precincts open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 117th U.S. Congress to be sworn-in today.

Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and PSC Runoff, precincts open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 117th U.S. Congress to be sworn-in today.

  Next up: Tuesday’s U.S. Senate and Public Service Commission runoff. Precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots will be collected through 7 p.m. Tuesday. (details below) Today: The 117th U.S. Congress will be sworn-in today. AJC takes a look at the Congress and what’s ahead. ABSENTEE BALLOTS Additional drop boxes… Read more

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Voting: Over 50,000 cast advance votes in NW Georgia for Jan. 5 Runoff, plus nearly 11,000 absentee ballots and counting. Precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voting: Over 50,000 cast advance votes in NW Georgia for Jan. 5 Runoff, plus nearly 11,000 absentee ballots and counting. Precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  Advance in-person early voting is now over for the Jan. 5 Runoff Election with over 50,000 casting early votes in Northwest Georgia, that doesn’t include mail-in absentee ballots. All eyes now turn to Tuesday, Jan. 5. Precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY:  Total of 15,072 advance voters from Dec.… Read more

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Last day to vote in advance; when and when to vote in NW Georgia. Precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Last day to vote in advance; when and when to vote in NW Georgia. Precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  FLOYD COUNTY: Advanced In-Person Early Voting for the Jan. 5 Runoff Election will be held at: The Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., in the Community Room, Suite 206. Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Garden Lakes Baptist Church,  Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance voting will be closed Friday, Jan. 1 (New… Read more

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Electoral college members from Georgia, other states officially elect Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Biden’s address to America. Watch the Georgia vote (with Rome’s Wendy Davis) and president-elect’s speech.

Electoral college members from Georgia, other states officially elect Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Biden’s address to America. Watch the Georgia vote (with Rome’s Wendy Davis) and president-elect’s speech.

  Georgia Public Broadcasting begins live coverage of Georgia’s electoral college vote today at noon. Watch it live here on Facebook. Click here All 16 electors, including Rome’s Wendy Davis, for Joseph Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president. The votes have been recorded for Biden and Harris, announces Stacey Abrams, who served as… Read more

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Voting: Today is last day to register to vote in Jan. 5 runoff. Advance voting at two spots starting Dec. 14.

Voting: Today is last day to register to vote in Jan. 5 runoff. Advance voting at two spots starting Dec. 14.

  CALENDAR Sunday: U.S. Senate debates: The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series: 5 p.m. “Jon Ossoff is confirmed to participate in the debate…. and the APC hopes Sen. David Perdue will agree to debate against Mr. Ossoff. At this time, Sen. Perdue has declined our invitation.” 7-8 p.m. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rev. Raphael Warnock… Read more

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Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

THE RECOUNT Floyd recount finds 300 votes were counted twice; results amended: This update courtesy of Dr. Melanie Conrad of the Floyd County Board of Elections: “During the process of recounting, it was discovered that a box of 300 advance ballots from Garden Lakes Baptist Church was misassigned to the Administration Building polling location. This resulted in… Read more

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The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

Sample ballots now out: It is pretty much cut-and-dry — two U.S. Senate races and a post on the state Public Service Commission. The above ballot was available on our MVP voter page on Thursday (click here to check your page). ABOUT THE JAN. 5 RUNOFF: Who can vote? Anyone who is a registered voter… Read more

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