Posts filed under "campaign coverage"

How will Democratic sweep of DeKalb’s legislative delegation affect annexation and cityhood?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2018

This story has been updated.  There are no more Republicans in the DeKalb County delegation following a Democratic sweep in the Nov. 6 election. That means cityhood bills have lost their greatest champions, notably state Sen. Fran Millar, who lost his seat to Sally Harrell. Annexation, the process of expanding current city boundaries, is a […]

Tuesday, Dec. 4, is the runoff Election Day in Georgia

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2018

The runoff election is Tuesday, Dec. 4. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To look up your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page by clicking here. Early voting ended Nov. 30. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are […]

Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election ends Friday, Nov. 30

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2018

Early voting in DeKalb County for the Dec. 4 runoff election ends on Friday, Nov. 30. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are registered to vote in the runoff. The runoff election features two races: – The Secretary of State race between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow […]

Early voting in Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 26, 2018

Early voting for the Dec. 4 runoff election begins today, Nov. 26. If you were registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election, you are registered to vote in the runoff. The runoff election features two races: – The Secretary of State race between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow – The race for […]

Editorial: There’s a runoff for Georgia Secretary of State and you need to vote in it

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 19, 2018

This story has been updated.  Now that gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has given her non-concession concession to governor-elect Brian Kemp, our attention should turn to the race to elect Kemp’s successor. But Democrats, understandably dejected by the loss, don’t seem to have the same passion for electing centrist Democrat John Barrow, who is running against […]

DeKalb County holding a recount of absentee ballots

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections has announced a recount of absentee ballots set for Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. When asked for the reason for the recount, a county spokesperson told Decaturish, “We are recounting absentee ballots in an abundance of caution.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Monday that interim Secretary of […]

Activists gather in Decatur Square to support Robert Mueller, protest firing of Jeff Sessions

Posted by Decaturish.com November 8, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Protesters gathered in downtown Decatur on Nov. 8 to protest both the firing of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General and his replacement by acting Attorney General Matt Whittaker. The majority of the crowd huddled under the gazebo to get out of the drizzle and hear remarks from Margaret Arnett […]

Protest planned in Decatur over firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

President Trump on Nov. 7 did what he’s been threatening to do for months: fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Sessions is not revered by liberal activists, his firing is widely seen as a prelude to terminating or severely curtailing an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ replacement, Matthew […]

Report: Lawsuit created a shortage of voting machines in DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

A report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution provides an explanation for some of the long lines at the polls in DeKalb County on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the AJC, “The machines were sequestered by local officials because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia’s electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with.” The other counties affected […]

Decaturish Podcast: Who won and who lost in the 2018 midterm election, and what does it mean?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

Note: Decaturish apologizes for some of the technical issues present in this Podcast. We were trying a new recording set up for the first time and it didn’t execute as well as we’d hoped. We will do better next time.  The Nov. 6 election is in the books and  while not every contest is settled […]

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