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Black voters took control of the state in the recent Senate elections. Now the backlash has arrived.

The Georgia State Capitol building. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article called “Trump’s War on Black Voters Is Far From Over.” Donald Trump had just lost the presidential election largely due to Black folks organizing in Georgia, and we were weeks away from Democrats regaining Senate control, thanks again to those same Black voters organizing to get Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff elected. In that article, I said that “anytime Black people utilize their voices to make seismic electoral shifts, a backlash ensues, whether that’s through changing laws or extrajudicial violence.” …


If the Senate flips, the next four years might look very different—but Kelly Loeffler’s not going down without fighting filthy

As heavy as Election Day felt last November, today is just as pivotal. This time, though, all that weight is focused on a single state: Georgia sees not one, but two runoff elections for its Senate seats. If both Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock manage to unseat Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, control of the U.S. Senate would flip to the Democrats. Millions of people may have already made their choice in early voting, but millions more may do the same today. And if you thought the GOP would run a fair fight in the midst of…


For the state to turn blue could signal a tidal change, but first, it has to stave off coordinated attack

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October 12 was the first day of early voting in Georgia, and it was an unmitigated disaster. In the Atlanta area alone, voters in majority-Black suburbs like South Cobb waited upward of five hours to vote, while the upper-class Buckhead district saw waits of around 15 minutes. Elsewhere in the state, voters had to wait as much as 11 hours. …

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