Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, today released a new ad titled, “Trust,” highlighting how Georgians deserve better than dysfunctional government that has failed to produce results for the people of Georgia and how David Perdue will bring new leadership to Washington. (more…)
With the general election just a week away, and the eyes of the nation focused partly on Georgia and its pick-’em contests for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor’s office, research by the financial website WalletHub has Georgia’s voters ranked just 27th in the nation in terms of engagement with the political process.
WalletHub’s rankings were based on a number of metrics, including the percentages of citizens in each of the 50 states and in Washington, D.C., who voted in the 2010 midterm election and the 2012 presidential election; the change in the percentage of citizens who voted in 2012 as compared to the previous presidential election year of 2008, and the total political contributions per members of the adult population in each state and in D.C.
Common Cause, a nonprofit liberal advocacy group, analyzed the performance of 10 states with hotly contested local and national races and found none has fully embraced the commission’s advice.
In Georgia, polling shows tight races between Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, as well as between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue in the state’s U.S. Senate contest.
Common Cause evaluated how well poll workers are trained, the quality of voting machines, access to polls and the language of election materials, among other things.
Georgia received satisfactory grades for its adoption of online voter registration, the use of schools as polling centers, the use of electronic voting machines, its early voting schedule and for providing ballots and registration materials online for military personnel and other citizens stationed abroad.
However, Georgia received an unsatisfactory grade because it does not require audits of voting equipment after each election to ensure it was functioning correctly and can be used again.
The report also gives Georgia an unsatisfactory grade because state law does not require bilingual poll workers at certain sites where large numbers of Hispanic and Latino voters cast ballots.
Conley took the oath of office on Oct. 30, 1871. Two days later, the new General Assembly convened and elected a new Democratic president of the Senate, but Conley refused to give up the office. The General Assembly then passed a law over Conley’s veto to hold a special election for governor on the third Tuesday in December. In that election, Democratic House speaker James M. Smith defeated Conley and assumed office Jan. 12, 1872.
This is the time of year when you can play campaign strategist like you play fantasy football. Simply pick the poll you like and then figure out what your candidate needs to make it happen. I’m over public polling for the rest of the election and will instead be watching turnout figures.
I found Delilah at Paulding County Animal Control in May in extremely bad shape. She was extremely underweight, no hair on her paws, and with a bad case of kennel cough. The second I walked into her kennel she came right up to me and rolled over with her tail wagging like crazy. After crying like a baby for a half hour, I called Jason from Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue. He agreed to take her on in his rescue and pay for all her veterinary care if I agreed to foster her. Of course I said yes. With two other dogs at home and three cats I felt I could give her a resting place to get her back on her paws and see what she was like in a home setting.
A few months after bringing her home and posting her on any site I could think of to find her forever home, I was contacted by someone who recognized her and knew about her past life. This woman lived next to the man who abused her for the first 4-6 years of her life. She said Delilah was constantly outside, rain or shine, crammed in a crate that was half the size of her. She had six litters by the time she was rescued and completely and totally neglected. The police were called and it was discovered that this man had not only been neglecting her, he’d been raising her puppies for fighting. Thankfully, he was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail.
I’ve loved every single second of having Delilah. But it’s time she go to her forever home. Knowing Delilah’s past, she understandably does not get along well with other dogs. Surprisingly enough though, Delilah adores cats. She’s about six years old. Besides having occasional issues with her joints she is healthy as a horse. Completely vaccinated and spayed (never having puppies again!) And she’s potty trained!The only issue we’ve had with her is her fear of storms.
Delilah would be a wonderful dog for any family that doesn’t currently have dogs. She’s wonderful with children, does not need a lot of room, can go on short walks but doesn’t require tons of exercise to be calm. After five minutes of playing she’s tired for four days! She’d be great for a busy family or a retired couple looking for a companion to hang out with during the day. Please consider adding Delilah to your family!
A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29- year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds slightly more than half (51%) of young Americans who say they will “definitely be voting” in November prefer a Republican-run Congress with 47 percent favoring Democrat control – a significant departure from IOP polling findings before the last midterm elections (Sept. 2010 – 55%: prefer Democrat control; 43%: prefer Republican control).
The cohort – 26% of whom report they will “definitely” vote in the midterms – appear up-for-grabs to both political parties and could be a critical swing vote in many races in November.
“The IOP’s fall polling shows that young Americans care deeply about their country and are politically up-for-grabs,” said Harvard Institute of Politics Director Maggie Williams. “Millennials could be a critical swing vote. Candidates for office: ignore millennial voters at your peril.”
Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes “41,” his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
George W. Bush’s interview with CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will air in two parts on Sunday, Nov. 9: the first on “Sunday Morning,” the second on “Face the Nation.”
An interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie airs on the “Today” show on Nov. 10. For publication day, Nov. 11, both former presidents will be on “Today” for a discussion with George W. Bush’s daughter and “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. (more…)
Is Georgia heading toward a U.S. Senate runoff like Louisiana?
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn tied with 46% support each. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Republican Governor Nathan Deal is holding on to a six-point lead over Democratic challenger Jason Carter in the final week of his reelection campaign in Georgia and leads by the same margin in a hypothetical runoff contest.
Deal now picks up 49% of the vote to Carter’s 43% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) are undecided.