Tag: georgia

  • Trump campaign has outraised Haley campaign in Georgia

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    Donald Trump (R) has raised the most money from Georgia state of all presidential candidates, with $1.92 million raised since the start of the campaign cycle. Trump raised $414,626 in the fourth quarter of 2023. Nikki Haley (R) has raised the next most from Georgia, with $1.43 million since the start of the campaign and…

  • Georgia sues Biden administration over rejection of Medicaid work requirement program extension

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    The state of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 2, 2024, to obtain an extension on the state’s Medicaid program—currently the only state program in the country with a work requirement.  Georgia Pathways to Coverage, an…

  • Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas ballots have featured political party platform advisory questions in recent years

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    Ballotpedia has tracked nonbinding political party platform advisory questions in three states—Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Democratic and Republican parties have placed these questions on statewide ballots to gauge voters’ support for various policy proposals. All three states have open primaries, meaning ​​that voters do not have to formally affiliate with a political party in…

  • Three candidates have filed to appear on Georgia’s Democratic presidential primary ballot

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    The Georgia Secretary of State released the list of candidates who filed for the Democratic presidential primary on Nov. 29, 2023, ahead of the Jan. 8, 2024, deadline. Three candidates qualified to appear on the March 12, 2024, ballot. Biden, Phillips, and Williamson have qualified to participate in five or more nominating contests. See the…

  • Eleven candidates have filed to appear on Georgia’s Republican presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Georgia Republican presidential primary passed on Nov. 12, 2023. Eleven candidates qualified to appear on the March 12, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to submit paperwork and pay a recommended $25,000 voluntary contribution to the state party. The following candidates qualified: This is the fifth Republican presidential…

  • Federal district court overturns Georgia’s congressional, legislative district maps

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    On Oct. 26, a federal judge with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled that Georgia’s congressional and legislative district boundaries violated the Voting Rights Act and enjoined the state from using them for future elections. The court directed the Georgia General Assembly to develop new maps by Dec. 8.…

  • Eleventh Circuit Court issues order in favor of city in Atlanta police facility referendum case

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    On Sep. 1, 2023, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the City of Atlanta in a lawsuit regarding the constitutionality of non-Atlanta residents collecting signatures for a referendum petition regarding the construction of a police training facility. The court issued a stay on a federal district court’s preliminary injunction that provided…

  • Georgia establishes work requirements to expand Medicaid coverage

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    Georgia became the only state to have a Medicaid work requirement in place when Georgia Pathways took effect on July 1, 2023. The work requirement policy, announced by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) on July 5, 2023, expands Medicaid coverage to people below the Federal Policy Level (FPL) who complete certain work-related activities. …

  • Georgia and Pennsylvania lead in the number of state legislative special elections called

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    Forty-three special elections for state legislative seats have been called in 16 states so far in 2023. Georgia and Pennsylvania have scheduled the most state legislative special elections this year, with six each, followed by Tennessee with five.  The special elections called so far this year are being held for the following reasons: Nine due…

  • Turnout in Georgia Senate runoff was 90% of November election turnout

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    The office of Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reported that 3.5 million Georgians voted in the runoff election for U.S. Senate this year. That number 25% less than two years ago, when 4.5 million Georgians cast their ballots in the runoffs that took place on January 5, 2021. This year, 44.7% of all registered…