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Archive for January, 2010

Karen Handel & Shawn LaGrua: Multiple Violations of Their Oaths of Office?

PV, Friday, January 29th, 2010

Rumors have it that in at least one circumstance (and, possibly, many others), former Secretary of State Karen Handel violated her oath of office by asserting authority she did not possess, and allowing Secretary of State Inspector General Shawn LaGrua free reign to initiate an investigation of a complaint of an election night irregularity without […]

Questions Surface On Karen Handel’s SOS Administration…

PV, Monday, January 25th, 2010

Rumors have it that questions are beginning to surface regarding just how the Elections Division’s Office of the Inspector General was established under former Secretary of State Karen Handel’s administration, and whether aspects of it were legally operating under Georgia state statute. PV Background: Prior to Handel’s administration, there was no “Office of the Inspector […]

Election Case Dismissed After Questionable Prosecution

PV, Monday, January 25th, 2010

Contact: Garland Favorito (404) 664-4044 garlandf@msn.com http://www.voterga.org January 18, 2009 ATLANTA, GA – All matters asserted against former Lowndes County elections technician, Laura Gallegos, were dismissed last Thursday during an administrative hearing. The State Election Board (SEB) had accused her of improper testing which led to the inclusion of 947 test votes in the 2008 […]

U.S. Senate Will Change in 2010

Randy Evans, Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

J. Randolph Evans Column No. 998 (01/08/10) In the United States Senate, 2010 will be the year of change. Constitutionally, it cannot be too large since only one-third of the United States Senate is elected in any single election year. This year, actually thirty-six states, including Georgia, will elect their U. S. Senator in November. […]

Democrats Jumping Out of Buildings? That Would Be SO Awesome!

Bill Simon, Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Stuart Rothenberg nails it: “If you are looking for an analogy for a Republican victory in Massachusetts, the best one for Democrats may well be the stock market crash of 1929. Come Tuesday night, you could have Democrats jumping out windows and off roofs …”

Jim Cole Withdraws, Governor Appoints Brian Kemp

Bill Simon, Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Statement from Rep. Jim Cole Concerning the Secretary of State’s Position “Governor Perdue has been a great friend and mentor for years now, and I have the utmost respect for him. While it was a great honor to be considered for the position of Secretary of State, after much prayer and reflection with my wife […]



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