Posts filed under "campaign coverage"

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 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 […]

Dear Decaturish – I still do not know what became of my absentee ballot

Posted by November 7, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

On election night in Decatur, voters shared their stories while waiting for the results

Posted by November 7, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Voters at election watch parties around Decatur said they had vastly different experiences on Election Day, Nov. 6. Kirkwood and First Christian Church on West Ponce had long lines, while voters in East Lake and Belvedere Park got in and out quickly. Janet McNichol tried to vote early and left because […]

Voters report problems at the polls on Election Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

Decaturish has received numerous tips about potential problems at the polls today, Nov. 6. The midterm elections are expected to generate a high turnout and millions already have voted early. People going to the polls today have reported long lines, fewer voting machines than previous years and, in at least one instance, a voter said […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

Local experts offer advice on dealing with election anxiety

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

If you are on edge about the Nov. 6 midterm elections, join the club. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, waiting to hear the outcome of tomorrow’s vote can be stressful. This election can be particularly stressful for Democratic voters. As a recent Politico article notes, these voters are still […]

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