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09/26/2021

@smino is a major headliner for @afropunk and is doing what he needs to do. The crowd loves him! #TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #smino

As former President Trump visits Georgia tonight, Georgia's Lieutenant Gov. Geoff Duncan writes in an op-ed, "If my fell...
09/25/2021
Geoff Duncan: If my fellow Republicans want to win, they won't buy Trump's stolen election fantasy | The Atlanta Voice

As former President Trump visits Georgia tonight, Georgia's Lieutenant Gov. Geoff Duncan writes in an op-ed, "If my fellow Republicans want to win, they won’t buy Trump’s stolen election fantasy" | #GaPol #USPol #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/geoff-duncan-if-my-fellow-republicans-want-to-win-they-wont-buy-trumps-stolen-election-fantasy/

Houston, we've got a problem. A diplomatic spat with one of our oldest and closest allies. A legislative agenda stalled in a debate over the size...

Trump will be joined at the rally in Perry, about 100 miles south of Atlanta by  Herschel Walker, who recently launched ...
09/25/2021
Georgia rally to mark debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket' | The Atlanta Voice

Trump will be joined at the rally in Perry, about 100 miles south of Atlanta by Herschel Walker, who recently launched a Senate campaign. Trump urged the former football great to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock. #GaPol #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/georgia-rally-to-mark-debut-of-gop-primary-trump-ticket/

ATLANTA (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement will be on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries will be feat

Gabby Petito, a white 22-year-old woman who went missing in Wyoming last month during a cross-country trip with her boyf...
09/25/2021
Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color | The Atlanta Voice

Gabby Petito, a white 22-year-old woman who went missing in Wyoming last month during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend, has brought new attention to a phenomenon known as “missing white woman syndrome.” | #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/petito-case-renews-call-to-spotlight-missing-people-of-color/

In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm...

When you make one of the most popular luxury sport-utilities on the planet, why change it before it is time? Thus, the p...
09/25/2021
The 2021 Lexus RX 350: A Popular Luxury Sport-Utility | The Atlanta Voice

When you make one of the most popular luxury sport-utilities on the planet, why change it before it is time? Thus, the product planners at Lexus did not do that much to alter the 2021 Lexus RX 350, or the 2022 version. | #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/the-2021-lexus-rx-350-a-popular-luxury-sport-utility/

DETROIT – When you make one of the most popular luxury sport-utilities on the planet, why change it before it is time? Thus, the product planners...

The Atlanta Hawks announced their 2021 Open Practice presented by Sharecare, will be held next Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m...
09/25/2021
Hawks to Hold 2021 Open Practice Presented by Sharecare on Saturday, October 2nd | The Atlanta Voice

The Atlanta Hawks announced their 2021 Open Practice presented by Sharecare, will be held next Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at State Farm Arena! | #TrueToAtlanta #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/hawks-to-hold-2021-open-practice-presented-by-sharecare-on-saturday-october-2nd/

Today, the Atlanta Hawks announced their 2021 Open Practice presented by Sharecare, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the award-winning State Farm Arena. The team's Open Practice is t

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute int...
09/24/2021

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, he**in and co***ne.

#TheAtlantaVoice #inmemoriam 🕊
📸: Associated Press

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, he**in and co***ne.

#TheAtlantaVoice #inmemoriam 🕊
📸: Associated Press

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute int...
09/24/2021

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, he**in and co***ne.

#TheAtlantaVoice 🕊
Photo: Associated Press

#BREAKING - Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose, an autopsy concluded, with "The Wire' actor suffering acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, he**in and co***ne.

#TheAtlantaVoice 🕊
Photo: Associated Press

The mother of Jelani Day, an Illinois graduate student whose body was identified nearly a month after he was reported mi...
09/24/2021
'He didn't deserve this.' Jelani Day's mother criticizes efforts to find son | The Atlanta Voice

The mother of Jelani Day, an Illinois graduate student whose body was identified nearly a month after he was reported missing, is criticizing the way authorities handled her son's case. | #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/he-didnt-deserve-this-jelani-days-mother-criticizes-efforts-to-find-son/

The mother of Jelani Day, an Illinois graduate student whose body was identified nearly a month after he was reported missing, is criticizing the way authorities handled her son's case. "To

AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceut...
09/24/2021
AARP Launches $4M Ad Buy Calling Out Big Pharma's Lies and Scare Tactics on Medicare Negotiation | The Atlanta Voice

AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans’ access to medicines. | #BigPharma #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/aarp-launches-4m-ad-buy-calling-out-big-pharmas-lies-and-scare-tactics-on-medicare-negotiation/

AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans' access to medicines. AARP

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where cities transform and activate parking spaces to call attention to the need...
09/24/2021

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where cities transform and activate parking spaces to call attention to the need for more urban space for people. Join CAP and the Department of City Planning for Park(ing) Day on Thursday, September 30 from 11am-3pm to explore the Peachtree Shared Space.
 
 
Activities include:
·     Chalk art by the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild throughout the Shared Space
·     Lawn Games
·     On street dining throughout the space – grab food along the corridor and sit outside!
·     Comedy + yoga 
·     Architecture tours with Dean Baker, 12 pm and 2 pm, meeting at Baker and Peachtree
·     Dog portraits with the Peachtree Center skyscape - 1 -2 pm - bring your pup on by for a photo with iconic Atlanta architecture.
 
Register for your free ticket with link below or click the link in our story.

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #ParkingDay

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event where cities transform and activate parking spaces to call attention to the need for more urban space for people. Join CAP and the Department of City Planning for Park(ing) Day on Thursday, September 30 from 11am-3pm to explore the Peachtree Shared Space.
 
 
Activities include:
·     Chalk art by the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild throughout the Shared Space
·     Lawn Games
·     On street dining throughout the space – grab food along the corridor and sit outside!
·     Comedy + yoga 
·     Architecture tours with Dean Baker, 12 pm and 2 pm, meeting at Baker and Peachtree
·     Dog portraits with the Peachtree Center skyscape - 1 -2 pm - bring your pup on by for a photo with iconic Atlanta architecture.
 
Register for your free ticket with link below or click the link in our story.

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #ParkingDay

#BREAKING — The #NFL’s new Super Wild Card Weekend will feature two games Saturday, three games Sunday… and one Monday w...
09/24/2021

#BREAKING — The #NFL’s new Super Wild Card Weekend will feature two games Saturday, three games Sunday… and one Monday with a broadcast partner to be determined.

This will be interesting.

#TheAtlantaVoice

#BREAKING — The #NFL’s new Super Wild Card Weekend will feature two games Saturday, three games Sunday… and one Monday with a broadcast partner to be determined.

This will be interesting.

#TheAtlantaVoice

Governor Brian Kemp will call a special session on Wednesday, November 3rd to redraw Georgia’s various district maps aka...
09/24/2021

Governor Brian Kemp will call a special session on Wednesday, November 3rd to redraw Georgia’s various district maps aka Redistricting.

#GaPol #TheAtlantaVoice

Governor Brian Kemp will call a special session on Wednesday, November 3rd to redraw Georgia’s various district maps aka Redistricting.

#GaPol #TheAtlantaVoice

Tomorrow afternoon, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff will meet with students and instructors at Gwinnett Technical College and sp...
09/24/2021

Tomorrow afternoon, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff will meet with students and instructors at Gwinnett Technical College and speak about his efforts to make job training programs and technical schools tuition-free. | #GaPol #TheAtlantaVoice

Tomorrow afternoon, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff will meet with students and instructors at Gwinnett Technical College and speak about his efforts to make job training programs and technical schools tuition-free. | #GaPol #TheAtlantaVoice

CHACE Village Creates Sanctuary in Chattahoochee Hills for Creative Artists to Thrive in |  #TheAtlantaVoice https://www...
09/24/2021
CHACE Village Creates Sanctuary in Chattahoochee Hills for Creative Artists to Thrive in | The Atlanta Voice

CHACE Village Creates Sanctuary in Chattahoochee Hills for Creative Artists to Thrive in | #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/chace-village-creates-sanctuary-in-chattahoochee-hills-for-creative-artists-to-thrive-in/

Nestled in gorgeous Chattahoochee Hills and just 15-minutes away from the world's busiest airport you'll find CHACE Village, a fun, relaxing and inspirational sanctuary for creatives to come

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10th in South Fulton. She’s been an entrep...
09/23/2021
Black Woman Owned Cigar Lounge Opens in South Fulton | The Atlanta Voice

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10th in South Fulton. She’s been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years and before that, she would coordinate sponsored fashion shows in high school. | #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/black-woman-owned-cigar-lounge-opens-in-south-fulton/

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley's Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10 in South Fulton. She's been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years...

Many Haitian migrants in Del Rio are being released in the United States, according to two U.S. officials, undercutting ...
09/23/2021
Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise | The Atlanta Voice

Many Haitian migrants in Del Rio are being released in the United States, according to two U.S. officials, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion to Haiti. #TheAtlantaVoice https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/many-migrants-staying-in-us-even-as-expulsion-flights-rise/

Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant

Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together.The famed hip-hop trio made up of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pr...
09/23/2021
Fugees reunite for 'The Score' 25th anniversary tour | The Atlanta Voice

Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together.

The famed hip-hop trio made up of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will go on a world tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album "The Score." https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/fugees-reunite-for-the-score-25th-anniversary-tour/

Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together. The famed hip-hop trio made up of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will go on a world tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in th...
09/23/2021
Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died | The Atlanta Voice

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son announced Wednesday. He was 89. https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/melvin-van-peebles-trailblazing-director-and-black-cinema-champion-has-died/

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son announced Wednesday. He was 89. Van Peebles, father

Papa John’s International will begin moving from Louisville into its new Atlanta HQ at Three Ballpark Center, located at...
09/23/2021
Papa Johns Opening Headquarters in Atlanta | The Atlanta Voice

Papa John’s International will begin moving from Louisville into its new Atlanta HQ at Three Ballpark Center, located at The Battery, this week. #TheAtlantaVoice #BusinessNews https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/papa-johns-opening-headquarters-in-atlanta/

One of the country's largest pizza makers is moving into a suburban Atlanta headquarters. Louisville-based pizza giant Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) will begin moving into its new

A house race in Wyoming should not necessarily decide the national future of a political party. However, Rep. Liz Cheney...
09/23/2021
Why a Wyoming House race is critical to the future of the Republican Party | The Atlanta Voice

A house race in Wyoming should not necessarily decide the national future of a political party. However, Rep. Liz Cheney and former President George W. Bush are taking steps to battle Donald Trump for the Republican Party's future in the 2022 Midterms. https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/why-a-wyoming-house-race-is-critical-to-the-future-of-the-republican-party/

Sometimes the most significant fights happen in the unlikeliest of places. Witness Wyoming -- one of the most conservative states in the country, in which Republicans control every statewide office

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10 in South Fulton. She’s been an entrepre...
09/23/2021

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10 in South Fulton. She’s been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years and before that, she would coordinate sponsored fashion shows in high school.

Having a marketing background, Coleman has worked with big companies such as the National Basketball Association and MTV, and sees owning a business as an extension of that.


Byline: Bria Suggs, The Atlanta Voice
📸: Submitted Photo by Monica Coleman

Interested in learning more? 🔗 in bio!

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #SouthFulton #cigar #cigarlife

Monica Coleman is the owner of Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, which opened September 10 in South Fulton. She’s been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years and before that, she would coordinate sponsored fashion shows in high school.

Having a marketing background, Coleman has worked with big companies such as the National Basketball Association and MTV, and sees owning a business as an extension of that.


Byline: Bria Suggs, The Atlanta Voice
📸: Submitted Photo by Monica Coleman

Interested in learning more? 🔗 in bio!

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #SouthFulton #cigar #cigarlife

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has officially renamed Brown Middle School to Herman J. Russell West End Academy. Previousl...
09/23/2021
APS renames Brown Middle School after legendary businessman Russell | The Atlanta Voice

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has officially renamed Brown Middle School to Herman J. Russell West End Academy. Previously, the school was named after Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown who notably supported secession and opposed the abolition of slavery. https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/aps-renames-brown-middle-school-after-legendary-businessman-russell/

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has officially renamed Brown Middle School to Herman J. Russell West End Academy. The decision to rename the school...

Damon Benson is a 17-year-old finishing out his senior year at Eagle’s Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia who too...
09/23/2021
McDonough Teen Among First to Graduate Navy Flight School | The Atlanta Voice

Damon Benson is a 17-year-old finishing out his senior year at Eagle’s Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia who took time during the summer to complete an intensive eight-week aviation program rather than hang out with friends. #TheAtlantaVoice
https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/mcdonough-teen-among-first-to-graduate-navy-flight-school/

Damon Benson is a 17-year-old finishing out his senior year at Eagle's Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia who took time during the summer to...

Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, a double-board certified physician in pediatrics and obesity medicine, minces few words when ...
09/23/2021
Award-Winning D.C. pediatrician says vaccines are masks are effective like airbags and seatbelts in vehicles | The Atlanta Voice

Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, a double-board certified physician in pediatrics and obesity medicine, minces few words when protecting children. | #COVID #NNPA_Newswire https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/award-winning-d-c-pediatrician-says-vaccines-are-masks-are-effective-like-airbags-and-seatbelts-in-vehicles/

Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland, a double-board certified physician in pediatrics and obesity medicine, minces few words when protecting children. After all, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has lived and practiced

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The Atlanta Voice newspaper was founded by Mr. Ed Clayton, a formidable newspaperman and J. Lowell Ware in 1966 with a defined vision and mission, which has been the publications’ motto and driving force ever since: “A People Without A Voice Cannot Be Heard.” Mr. Clayton died after the first issue of the paper was produced leaving Mr. Ware as the sole publisher.

The venerable, award-winning publication was born out of the refusal of the white-owned majority Atlanta media to give fair and credible coverage to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. It was effectively and uniquely spearheaded by the legendary and politically powerful, J. Lowell Ware, who when he died at age 63 in 1991, had been responsible for publishing seven newspapers throughout the states of Georgia and Alabama; The Atlanta Voice, The Athens Voice, The Macon Voice, The Tuskegee Voice, The Pensacola Voice, The Inter-Scholastic Journal and The Atlanta Inquirer.

The paper was started “out of the movement,” remembers his daughter and current Atlanta Voice Publisher, Janis Ware; a dynamic and charismatic housing expert, businesswoman and community activist, who readily assumed the role and responsibility for fulfilling her father’s vision.

Janis Ware is a University of Georgia Business School graduate, whose career has been unwavering in completing her father’s lifelong interest in publishing and community development.

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Emailed and posted on Ok. Sen. James Lankford's FB: IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Sen. Lankford, Now that the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is imminent, I am compelled to once again express my view--my earnest desire that you and your colleagues do what is honorable and just, convicting him in the senate. Even one of his most loyal proponents, Lindsey Graham, suggested that history would hold the former president responsible for the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. He is absolutely correct! That in itself should rightly motivate you and your peers to be on the right side of that history, assuring that he is responsible NOW! The footage of the destruction and trauma he instigated is sickening and will be long remembered. The former president's hubris is exacerbated by his ignorance, racism, and misogyny, making him unfit to hold any public office. It is asinine and dangerous--but seemingly accurate--that Marjorie Taylor Greene says that the GOP is his party. Although you mentioned Belknap as evidence of your excuse to refuse to convict, the fact that the ex-president is no longer in office simply does not pass the smell test. As a matter of honor and respect for the dignity of the office, he should be convicted. The former president has been documented as telling more than thirty thousand lies, espoused violence and division throughout his campaign and tenure in office, spawning more hate crimes than have been documented in recent history. He refused to unequivocally denounce the "proud boys", (a frequent sight at his rallies and whom Canada has declared and designated as a far-right terrorist group due to the attempted coup). He foolishly and arrogantly boasted that QAnon "liked" him, repeatedly and currently promoting the conspiracy lies of election fraud which has been disavowed by multiple judges--some whom he selected. Having alienated frequent attorneys who initially represented him, he has two who presented a brief replete with errors , i.e. the Unites States. During his campaign, he boasted that he would choose the best people. Yet, during his administration, we experienced outright corruption, his impeachment, and the greatest turnovers, convictions, pardons of guilty cronies than any in our nation's history, lying and bungling the pandemic, resulting in illness, suffering, and loss of innocent lives. Neither time nor space allows for all of the indignities he has caused our nation--making us a laughingstock in the world. Given these factors alone, it would be a blight on America's history and our reputation abroad if you all ignore the damage he has inflicted on our nation allow him to escape the consequences of his overt words and deed, instructing his lackeys to "fight like hell." You owe it to the citizens of this country to act responsibly and to teach and model to our children that our actions have consequences. Accountability and justice precede the healing and unity that you espouse. God and the world are watching. I trust that your decision will be one you will not be ashamed to admit, discuss, and justify to your grandchildren. Because that day will surely come. Respectfully, LaDonna Paris, Tulsa
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I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the variety of news updates on topics that we all care about! I just wanted to recommend a documentary that I watched on Netflix called Kiss the Ground. This film provides such great information how we can all collectively reduce the effects of climate change from regenerative farming to composting. I highly recommend this film as it does such a great job at providing solutions to an issue that we should all pay attention to!
This is a special hello to Ms. Janis Ware. As as a former reporter for the Atlanta Voice from September 1983 to October 1997 (and a fellow University of Georgia graduate), I wanted to let Ms. Ware that I had a chance to hear her during the UGA Black Alumni Oral Project online and see the transcript, of which I copied on Microsoft Word. I plan to listen and read it again soon. Thank you for all you and your late daddy did to get me my first job after UGA. All The Best on the 55th year of publication. Your former reporter, now Dr. Herbert Walter Denmark, Jr.
TRUMP COMMITS FELONY UNDER GEORGIA'S ELECTION CODE!!! UP TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL, NOT FEDERALLY PARDONABLE!!! FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS "READY TO PROSECUTE" TRUMP FOR FELONY VIOLATIONS!!!! LOEFFLER AND PERDUE REFUSE TO DEFEND GEORGIA AGAINST THIS FEDERAL ATTACK!! Donald Trump's infamous, incoherent and bizarre hour-long call of Saturday to Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger including the President threatening, berating, pleading, begging and soliciting Raffensperger to "find" over 11,000 votes in order to flip the Presidential Electors in Georgia from Biden to Trump. Raffensperger clearly and repeatedly stated that this was impossible because the votes had been counted three times, the "data are not on your side" -- and thus to "find the votes" or "recalculate" the results would be illegal and a felony. This solicitation by Trump was a violation of Federal law, and also a violation of Georgia law (punishable by up to three years in prison), as shown below. Under Georgia law, Section 21-2-604 (2016): (a) (1) A person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct. (and) (b) (1) A person convicted of the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years. Fani Willis, the newly elected district attorney of Georgia’s Fulton County, said her office stands ready to prosecute Trump for telling Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a phone call Saturday to “find” him enough votes to overturn President-elect Biden’s narrow win in the state. Willis continued: “Like many Americans, I have found the news reports about the president’s telephone call with the Georgia secretary of state disturbing,” Willis, a Democrat, said in a statement. “As district attorney, I will enforce the law without fear or favor. Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable.” Conviction of a state crime is not pardonable by Trump (or any other President) since Presidents can only pardon Federal crimes. In any case, the President's actions are clearly morally and ethically reprehensible and strike at the heart of American democracy. US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock made the following statements: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff: “That is a direct attack on our democracy, and if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler had one piece of steel in their spine, one shred of integrity, they would be out here defending Georgia voters from that kind of assault.” (At his Sunday rally) Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock: “Georgia elected @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarrris. That’s a fact. @KLoeffler has a responsibility to speak out against these unsubstantiated claims of fraud, defend Georgia’s elections, and to put Georgia ahead of herself. But she hasn’t. And she never will.” (Via Twitter) Trump has threatened the born-again Christian Raffensperger in the past, publicly calling him an "enemy of the people," and as a result Raffensperger and his family have received numerous death threats. Many observers think that Trump's desperate and so-far futile efforts to overturn the election are fueled by Trump's fear of Federal and state prosecution for financial and other crimes, once he is out from under the shield of the Presidency.
AN EXAMPLE OF DISGUST WITH TRUMP AND HIS STOOGES SUCH AS LOEFFLER & PURDUE!!! "...Unfortunately, when you are a self-serving narcissist, demanding loyalty above competence, and ever so willing to blame others for failings which arise closer to home, you invariably erode objective support...." by JOSEPH DeCRISTOPHER
REPUBLICAN SENATORS WOULD BE BAD FOR GEORGIA AND AMERICA ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senate Republicans are working for the wealthy elite and big corporations, not for the working and middle classes. They have been waging war against working people for many years in the following ways: #1 Republicans are supported by big business, which finances their campaigns, while shipping jobs overseas and decimating American factories and jobs. #2. Enabling illegal immigration (for example in meatpacking plants and service industries) in order to keep wages low on American workers and increase corporate profits, They express sham anguish over the problem of their own making whereas they could fine or prosecute the employers for ignoring the rules and using “contract labor” or the underground economy, but that would offend their donors. #3. Passing laws and regulations to weaken labor unions. Republicans have lowered tax rates for the wealthy by more than half since the Eisenhower years. This has widened the gap between rich and average people in the country, and now a small number of billionaires have more combined wealth than the entire 330 million rest of us. One of the first things the Trump administration did with Republican control, was to vastly lower taxes again -for the wealthy-, creating a deficit of more than a trillion dollars, which has come back to haunt us now that people are going sick and hungry and at risk of losing their housing in a troubled economy and with only grudging help from a callous Republican-controlled Senate and White House. Republicans have been trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, with no viable plan to replace it, and especially with the elimination of the pre-existing conditions clause during a pandemic. They have also been cozy with the drug companies and not made a serious effort to lower drug prices, which would be easy to do with the government’s buying power. They have collaborated with the failed leadership of the Trump administration, resulting in many thousands of deaths over the per capita rates in other advanced countries. They are trying to weaken and reduce medicare and social security coverage for senior citizens, destroy the post office, split-off aid from public schools to also benefit private schools, etc. I could list much more, but I need to keep this brief.----------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to add a simple but important note. If you- the average Georgian, were sitting at the kitchen table, would you be discussing these issues or the usual “red-meat” distractions the Republicans always use to distract you, such as guns, abortion and race? The wealthy elite control the Republican party, but they need lots of other people to vote with them, so they bring up emotional issues to excite people but which have no real impact on your lives. Perdue and Loeffler not only represent the wealthy elite, but they are among its’ ranks. They have used their power to enrich themselves with insider trading and legislation to benefit their businesses. They have supported attacks on our democracy. They have misrepresented themselves and made false accusations against their opponents. They have disdain for workers they controlled. Don’t let them stiff you. Fire them.