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Louisiana Secretary of State Candidate Could Make History for Black Women

Collins-Greenup would be the first Black woman elected to statewide office in Louisiana.

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Running a grassroots campaign with little help from the Democratic Party, Gwen Collins-Greenup could make history as the first Black woman to be elected to statewide office in Louisiana. She would become Louisiana's first female Secretary of State since 1932, and the second ever in the state's history.

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Stacey Abrams Tells Entertainment Industry Not to Boycott Georgia

Abrams tells those discouraged by Brian Kemp's win amid voter suppression speculation to turn their attention to fighting for fair elections.

Stacey Abrams ended her gubernatorial campaign in Georgia on Friday, and is planning to file a federal lawsuit against the state. Some entertainment industry executives discouraged by Republican Brian Kemp's win of the governorship, amid accusations of voter suppression, are contemplating boycotting Georgia. But Abrams is encouraging them not to.

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Andrew Gillum: Count Every Vote

"If we don't swear in a new governor until January, what is the rush for you?" Gillum said, referring to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Trump.

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis' lead over Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum narrowed to just 33,000 votes on Saturday, resulting in a mandated machine recount of ballots. The results are due in Tallahassee on Thursday, and if Gillum gains about 15,000 votes, a hand recount will take place.

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Uncounted Ballots Remain in Mail Center That Processed #MAGABomber Weapons: Report

United States Postal Service claims it was not aware of any ballots being mishandled.

Miami-Dade County, Fla., election officials claimed that all of the votes for the area had been counted. But according to an anonymous tip, that appears to be untrue.

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Brian Kemp Investigates Democrats, Stacey Abrams Calls it a 'Witch Hunt'

Just days before Georgia voters decide the next governor, the Republican candidate accuses Democrats of an alleged hack on voter registration, but he has no evidence.

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Brian Kemp is blaming Democrats for a failed attempt to hack Georgia voter registration. And Democratic Party officials are calling Kemp's claims yet another underhanded attempt to win the gubernatorial election on Tuesday.

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Native American Tribes Push Back Against Voter Suppression

Tribes in North Dakota to provide free identification with street addresses to its members for voting.

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When the Supreme Court supported laws in North Dakota that require IDs must display a "current residential street address," about 70,000 Native American voices that could've been silenced.

But The Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Standing Rock Sioux, Spirit Lake Sioux and Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota all have helped provide free IDs with street address to tribal members who live on reservations. As over Tuesday, over 2,000 IDs have been provided, and the programs will continue to provide IDs through election day.

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Georgia Officials Order Black Senior Citizens to Exit Bus Taking Them to Vote

"We knew it was an intimidation tactic," said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, which organized the bus trip.

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About 40 Black senior citizens were ordered to get off a bus taking them to vote. When county administrator Adam Brett heard about the bus ride, he stopped the trip.

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Mistaken Vote Gets Black Woman Sent to Federal Prison

"I attempted to vote in November 2016 under the impression I had a voice, unaware that my voice had been taken away from me to cast a vote," Crystal Mason said.

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As stories of voter suppression attempts, such as in Georgia and North Dakota, continue to surface, in Fort Worth, Texas, Crystal Mason is currently serving 10 months in federal prison for voting. There's also a possibility she could serve an additional five years for voter fraud.

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Voter Suppression: It's Now Harder for Thousands of Native Americans to Vote in North Dakota

The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold a voter ID law will affect the Senate race.

In her race for re-election, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, is trailing her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer. Native Americans are a key demographic in the state and tend to vote for Democrats.

But the Supreme Court decided last week not to block the state's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it almost impossible for most Native Americans to vote.

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Brian Kemp is Strangling the Black Vote in Georgia

About 53,000 registrations put on a "pending" list as Georgia Secretary of State Kemp abuses his official position in his race against Stacey Abrams, which is too close to call.

Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee in Georgia's gubernatorial race, also happens to be the Secretary of State, and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, is calling for him to resign for abusing his power to prevent Blacks from voting.

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White Male Candidate in Georgia Suppressing Black Votes for Black Woman Challenger by (Ab)using People with Disabilities

Stacey Abrams' opponent is afraid to compete fairly, so his buddy is orchestrating a move so offensive it's hard to believe, even for a red state.

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UPDATE: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. ET

On Friday, a Georgia elections board blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a predominantly Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country's first Black woman governor.

The ruling was a win for Abrams' campaign, which aims to turn out more rural Black voters.

Abrams released the following statement:

"Today is a triumph, not just for the people of Randolph County, but for every Georgian. In a predominantly Black, rural community, where public transportation is severely lacking, asking voters to travel up to 30 miles to access the ballot box would have been antithetical to our democratic values.

"I applaud Randolph County on its decision keep all nine of its polling locations open—and I recommit to ensuring that all eligible Georgians in every region of our state have access the ballot box, to cast their votes and make their voices heard."

ORIGINAL STORY

In less than 12 weeks, a historic midterm election will take place in Georgia. Black people may be kept from voting by Republicans who fear that a Black governor will be elected.

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Democrats fear an Obama-appointed New Jersey District Court Judge, Michael Vazquez, opened the door for Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee to suppress one of Americans' most basic right as citizens…the right to vote.

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