Johnny Kauffman

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Trips To Vegas And Chocolate-Covered Pretzels: Election Vendors Come Under Scrutiny

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Close ties between vendors and election officials are getting extra attention as states plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new voting machines by next year.


Georgia Governor Signs Law Addressing Some Criticisms Of Contested 2018 Election

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Under the new law, polling places cannot be changed 60 days before an election, and it will take longer for people who choose not to vote to be removed from the state's voter registration list.


Meet The Lawyer Arguing Against Partisan Gerrymandering Before the Supreme Court

Monday, March 25, 2019

In a major Supreme Court case on Tuesday, the justices will decide whether politicians can draw district lines to benefit their party. The lawyer arguing they can't has extensive experience.


55 Years Later, Lawyer Will Again Argue Over Redistricting Before Supreme Court

Sunday, March 24, 2019

When he was just 26 years old, Emmet Jopling Bondurant II argued and won a foundational voting rights case in the Supreme Court. This week, he returns to take on partisan redistricting.


New Voting Technology Controversy

Monday, February 25, 2019

States around the country are replacing aging voting equipment. New technology that's under consideration in Georgia has sparked a debate around security and accessibility.


Georgia Set To Remain A Battleground For Voting Rights Ahead Of 2020

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Perhaps more than any other state in the last decade, Georgia has put new restrictions on voting, which became a central issue in the recently concluded governor's race.


Stacey Abrams Concedes To Brian Kemp In Georgia's Governor Race

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor, conceded to Republican Brian Kemp on Friday. Kemp, Georgia's former secretary of state, will be the state's next governor.


Georgia Governor Still Undecided

Friday, November 16, 2018

It's been a very tense week in Georgia around the still undecided governor race. There was a protest at the state capitol, lots of litigation, campaign bickering and no end in sight.


In Georgia, Kemp Claims Victory, But Won't Oversee Potential Recount

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Republican announced he would resign as secretary of state on Thursday after a lawsuit was filed calling it a conflict of interest for him to oversee the vote count in the governor's race.


Georgia's Governor's Race Isn't Settled Yet

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

In Georgia, the Republican candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, is leading. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not concede until every vote is counted in one of the most contentious races in the U.S.


Georgia Polling Places Report Long Lines As Many Wait For Results Of Governor's Race

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Polls closed at 7 p.m. ET in Georgia, and early results are coming in. Democrat Stacey Abrams is challenging Republican Brian Kemp in the race for governor.


Georgia's Contentious Battle Over Voting Rights Continues As Election Day Approaches

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Voter suppression claims have popped up all over ahead of the midterm elections. There's special scrutiny in Georgia where the man in charge of implementing voting laws is also running for governor.


6 Takeaways From Georgia's 'Use It Or Lose It' Voter Purge Investigation

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tens of thousands of Georgians who haven't voted in recent elections may be no longer registered to vote, according to an investigation from APM Reports, Reveal and WABE.


Georgia Law Allows Tens Of Thousands To Be Wiped From Voter Rolls

Monday, October 22, 2018

An investigation finds that in 2017, Georgia purged more than half a million voters from the rolls — 107,000 for the "use it or lose it" law that eliminates voters after not voting in prior elections.


Georgia Puts 53,000 Voter Applications On Hold Weeks Before Election

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Civil rights groups are suing the secretary of state, who is also the Republican candidate for governor, after tens of thousands of voter applications were held up. Most are from African-Americans.


Georgia Will Use Electronic Voting Machines This Fall As Paper Ballot Case Falters

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A judge said such a paper ballot rollout would "seriously test" the capacity of election workers and "swamp the polls with work and voters," leading to "disaffection and frustration."


Federal Court Asked To Scrap Georgia's 27,000 Electronic Voting Machines

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Less than two months ahead of Election Day, a group of voters and election security advocates say the state's touchscreen voting machines are insecure and should be replaced with paper ballots.


Georgia County Votes To Keep Polling Places Open After Intense Scrutiny

Friday, August 24, 2018

In a matter of seconds Friday morning, the board of elections in south Georgia's Randolph County voted to keep all of its polling places open ahead of the November midterm elections.


This Georgia County May Close All But 2 Polling Places

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The board of elections in Georgia's Randolph County, has proposed closing two-thirds of polling places. Critics of the proposal say this is a move to suppress low-income and African-American votes.


Election Security Becomes A Political Issue In Georgia Governor's Race

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Republican candidate, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is the state's top election official. He's been criticized for not doing enough to secure Georgia's voting systems.