In a normal year the Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues” program serves as a bellwether for the legislative session ahead. This year, gone fully virtual, the program was a bit muted as lawmakers kept their cards close to the vest, perhaps unsurprising given the current political climate.read more
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan yesterday announced the slate of 2021 state Senate committee chairs, and the biggest news were the names not included on the list. In fact, some GOP insiders InsiderAdvantage interviewed note that Duncan’s purge has now made him big political enemies within his own Republican Party.read more
As the Jan. 5 electoral dust settles, it’s now clear that Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats occupied by Republicans. It hands U.S. Senate control over to a one-vote Democrat majority.read more
Buoyed by strong rural turnout and anchored by a late dump of DeKalb County votes, a pair of too-close-to-call Senate runoffs appear to be leaning toward the Democrats – and nearly mirroring InsiderAdvantage’s pre-election polls – with some 98% of votes reporting.read more
Congress will meet in a joint session today to formally count the votes of the Electoral College. But Ray Smith III, a member of President Trump’s Georgia legal team, says under the Constitution, “it’s improper for Congress to certify Georgia’s results because of a pending lawsuit contesting results of the November 3 election.”read more
Political commentator Erick Erickson shares what he calls this brilliant precinct by precinct analysis by his friend Jake Walker: namely, on Nov. 3rd GOP Sen. David Perdue outperformed President Donald Trump with black voters and Jon Ossoff underperformed Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. He quotes Walker:read more
The final InsiderAdvantage/Fox 5 Atlanta poll ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. Senate runoffs shows a pair of deadlocked races. The poll was conducted January 3rd and surveyed 500 likely voters with a margin of error of 4.4 percent. Crosstabs can be found HEREread more
Lawmakers convened yesterday in Atlanta for the 157th legislative session in the history of the Peach State. They will be discussing everything from formulating and passing a new state budget to various priorities such as election and education reform. It resumes today. To view online, go to: www.legis.ga.gov.read more
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Right now the current political world lacks clarity. After a hotly contested presidential election, Georgia is on its way to two Senate runoffs. Still, despite the controversy and drama, we cannot allow politics to get in the way of commonsense policy that benefits everyday Georgians.
Metro-Atlanta and Georgia were set on their way to becoming much more dangerous places on November 3rd and the chaos over the alleged fraud in the election should not distract from that truth.
Just 15 years ago when Georgia Republicans took the majority for the first time since Reconstruction, election integrity was a top priority for the new generation of Republican leaders who governed under the Gold Dome.