On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined Governor Brian P. Kemp and U.S. Representative Drew Ferguson for a press conference to highlight his office’s work to defend Senate Bill 202 in court.
The man charged with overseeing Georgia’s elections is defending a recently passed bill that will make several changes to election procedures in the state, even though the new measure strips some of his power away.
The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, a nonpartisan group, believes this law was passed in retaliation against how well Democrats did in the November general and Georgia Senate runoff elections.
The GOP is setting its sights on flipping the Senate majority next year. A key battleground will be the Peach State, where the Republicans lost the Nov. presidential election, as well as both Senate seats in the January runoffs.
The deadline for remaining absentee and provisional ballots is at 5 p.m. today in Georgia.Military and overseas absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday, and provisional ballots making it to the Board of Registrars Office here in Chatham County are now being verified.
During the attack at the U.S. Capitol, WTOC spoke to Representative Buddy Carter who in the moment said he was safe, condemned the rioters, but said what happened would not change his stance on the certification process.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia leader who serves on President Donald Trump’s cabinet, says he was in Georgia but watched Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. with astonishment and disappointment.