Kelly Loeffler sworn in as Georgia's newest U.S. Senator
Kelly Loeffler sworn in as Georgia's newest U.S. Senator

Governor Brian Kemp announced her appointment after Senator Johnny Isakson retired in December 2019 due to ongoing health issues.

Julián Castro ends presidential campaign
Julián Castro ends presidential campaign

Castro announced the news in a video posted on Twitter.

Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday
Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

A spokesman for the secretary of state says the purge will begin overnight Monday and the number of registrations canceled won’t be known until then.

Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters
Georgia election chief says 2020 could top 5 million voters

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told local election officials Wednesday in Savannah that turnout next November could top 5.3 million voters.

Lawmakers not seeking reelection to Congress in 2020
Lawmakers not seeking reelection to Congress in 2020

As we get closer to the 2020 election year, the list of current elected officials who will not seek re-election grows.

Rep. Cummings' daughters back longtime aide in race against his widow
Rep. Cummings' daughters back longtime aide in race against his widow

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings has said her husband wished for her to succeed him if he died.

2020 Presidential primary ballot set for Tennessee
2020 Presidential primary ballot set for Tennessee

Democrat Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of 2020 presidential election Tuesday. 

Atlanta may have its own AOC
Atlanta may have its own AOC

Nabilah Islam put her student loans in forbearance so she could afford a bid for Congress. But her fundraising prowess could make her a player in one of the nation's toughest districts.

Montgomery, Alabama's first African-American mayor sworn in Tuesday
Montgomery, Alabama's first African-American mayor sworn in Tuesday

Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as Montgomery, Alabama's 57th mayor.

UPDATE: Jeff Sessions announces Senate run
UPDATE: Jeff Sessions announces Senate run

Trump has said nominating Sessions as attorney general was the "biggest mistake" of his presidency and his leadership of the agency was a 'total joke.'

Blocked Tennessee voter signup penalties set for 2021 trial
Blocked Tennessee voter signup penalties set for 2021 trial

A U.S. District Judge scheduled the trial for two challenges of the law that fines groups with paid workers for submitting too many incomplete registration forms, considered a first among states.

UPDATE: Catoosa County residents vote in favor of school tax break for seniors
UPDATE: Catoosa County residents vote in favor of school tax break for seniors

Catoosa County residents voted in favor of exempting seniors from school taxes, with 93% of the vote.

Local man concerned about the accuracy of Georgia's voter registration purge
Local man concerned about the accuracy of Georgia's voter registration purge

The Secretary of State's office released a list of people whose registrations are risk of cancellation. More than 300,000 names are on it.

New bill allows Georgia election officials to purge "inactive" voters from roll
New bill allows Georgia election officials to purge "inactive" voters from roll

The state is sending out letters starting next week notifying inactive voters that they will be taken off the roll unless they update their information. This could affect more than 300,000 people.

Head of Instagram says he’s worried about Facebook in the 2020 election
Head of Instagram says he’s worried about Facebook in the 2020 election

Facebook must defend itself from well-funded people who leverage the social network to anger and polarize users through sophisticated methods, Mosseri said.

Baby Trump to fly in Nashville this weekend
Baby Trump to fly in Nashville this weekend

Baby Trump will be in town for Politicon 2019, a two-day political convention at Music City Center this weekend that will feature political pundits.

Hillary Clinton suggests Russia is grooming Tulsi Gabbard for third-party run
Hillary Clinton suggests Russia is grooming Tulsi Gabbard for third-party run

The Hawaii lawmaker responded by slamming the former first lady as 'the queen of warmongers.'

New York Times: Fake video of Trump shooting media and critics played at his Florida resort
New York Times: Fake video of Trump shooting media and critics played at his Florida resort

The organizer for the conference said in a statement posted on American Priority's website that 'an unauthorized video was shown in a side room' at the festival, but that 'this video was not approved, seen, or sanctioned' by the festival's organizers.

NBC/WSJ poll: Biden leads Dem 2020 field, Warren's support grows
NBC/WSJ poll: Biden leads Dem 2020 field, Warren's support grows

While Biden dominates among more moderate Democrats and black voters, Warren overperforms among whites and liberals.

5 things to watch at Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston
5 things to watch at Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston

Analysis: Biden vs. the left, and four more subplots as the culling continues.

Catoosa County to test new voting machines before statewide rollout
Catoosa County to test new voting machines before statewide rollout

An open house will be held in Catoosa County at the Freedom Center at 5238 Evitt Street in Ringgold on September 30.

Report: Consolidating elections in TN may not boost voter turnout
Report: Consolidating elections in TN may not boost voter turnout

A new state report says the Tennessee Legislature should not require cities to move their local and school elections to coincide with larger elections but instead continue allowing them to set their own dates.

Republican Bill Hagerty enters Tennessee's U.S. Senate race
Republican Bill Hagerty enters Tennessee's U.S. Senate race

The 59-year-old Republican launched his campaign Monday.

Voter registration groups join call to block Tennessee law
Voter registration groups join call to block Tennessee law

Seven groups that conduct voter registration drives are asking a federal judge to stop a new Tennessee law that threatens them with fines and criminal prosecution for failing to comply with a slew of regulations.

Biden defends his telling of a harrowing war story after report he got facts wrong
Biden defends his telling of a harrowing war story after report he got facts wrong

The vice president said the 'central point' of his tale was 'absolutely accurate.'

WATCH: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops bid for Democratic nomination in 2020
WATCH: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops bid for Democratic nomination in 2020

Gillibrand has been in the running for the Democratic nomination since January, but this week she failed to qualify for the September debate.

More Republican women than ever are planning to run for office
More Republican women than ever are planning to run for office

A record number of women hold seats in Congress, but they are mostly Democrats. Now, new contenders are hoping to shift the imbalance in D.C. and beyond.

ABC announces rules for next Democratic debates, gives candidates more time to talk
ABC announces rules for next Democratic debates, gives candidates more time to talk

The debate will be held in Houston on Sept. 12, and a second night may be added if more candidates qualify.

Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president
Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president

The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election, if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie.

Scaramucci no longer backs Trump's reelection, says change may be needed at top of ticket
Scaramucci no longer backs Trump's reelection, says change may be needed at top of ticket

Scaramucci's public break with Trump makes him the latest loyalist to cut ties with the President.

Biden says 'poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids'
Biden says 'poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids'

The former vice president's campaign said he 'misspoke and immediately corrected himself' during remarks about leveling the playing field for low-income students.

Judge weighs overhaul of 'archaic' Georgia election system
Judge weighs overhaul of 'archaic' Georgia election system

Election integrity advocates sued Georgia in 2017 alleging that the touchscreen voting machines the state has used since 2002 are vulnerable to hacking.

9 states where the rules for voting have been changed or challenged ahead of 2020
9 states where the rules for voting have been changed or challenged ahead of 2020

The 2016 election proved that every vote counts. Now states that may be crucial in 2020 have passed or proposed measures that change the rules for voting.

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz takes portraits of five women running for president
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz takes portraits of five women running for president

The 2020 Presidential election has five accomplished candidates that happen to be female.

FACT CHECK: The first Democratic debate, Night One: What's true and false
FACT CHECK: The first Democratic debate, Night One: What's true and false

While the first 10 Democratic candidates hit the debate stage, here are the claims that hold up and the ones that don't.

How often the Democratic candidates mention Trump during the debate?
How often the Democratic candidates mention Trump during the debate?

They’re running to replace him, but how many times will they bring him up?

UPDATE: Georgia election officials set date for 2020 presidential primary
UPDATE: Georgia election officials set date for 2020 presidential primary

For the first time in years, Georgia will not be voting on Super Tuesday.

NBC announces lineup of Democrats for each night of first 2020 debate
NBC announces lineup of Democrats for each night of first 2020 debate

To decide the matchups, candidates' names were drawn manually at NBC News' headquarters in New York.

The fight to stay ahead of deepfake videos before the 2020 US election
The fight to stay ahead of deepfake videos before the 2020 US election

With this new breed of falsified videos, it's more difficult than ever to trust that what we see is real.

NBC announces five moderators for first Democratic debate
NBC announces five moderators for first Democratic debate

The presidential primary face-off, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, will take place in Miami on June 26-27.

'Selfie strategy': Candidates have a reason for taking more fan photos than ever
'Selfie strategy': Candidates have a reason for taking more fan photos than ever

Elizabeth Warren has spent more than 90 hours taking pictures with supporters on the 2020 campaign trail. She's not alone.

Ex-NSA hacker wants to give 2020 candidates free cybersecurity tool. The FEC may stop him
Ex-NSA hacker wants to give 2020 candidates free cybersecurity tool. The FEC may stop him

FEC lawyers say the request by Oren Falkowitz looks 'too much like a political contribution.' An official decision will be made Thursday.

Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines
Judge won't toss suit challenging Georgia voting machines

A federal judge says a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's current voting machines and seeks statewide use of paper ballots can move forward.

Kamala Harris disputes Joe Biden's claims about 1994 crime bill
Kamala Harris disputes Joe Biden's claims about 1994 crime bill

Harris was responding to comments made by Biden, one of many rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, a day earlier in the same state.

NBC News: First Democratic debate set for Miami, June 26-27
NBC News: First Democratic debate set for Miami, June 26-27

Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, the debate's host said in a release.

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