Voting rights activists claim that massive registration of and turnout among African-American voters, which make up about a third of Georgia’s electorate, helped propel Rev. Raphael Warnock to his victory over Senator Kelly Loeffler. Exit polls reveal that 93% of Georgia’s African-American voters supported both Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Early voting and grassroots organizing played a key role in the high voter turnout.Visit CNN to learn more. Pictured: Georgia-based voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams meeting with young people at the Kennedy Institute, December 2019. Voter Education
In majority-Black Georgia county, voting in Senate runoffs is more about fight to vote than right to vote
This piece details how the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder has led to efforts to restrict voting rights and access for minority voters across the country. The piece focuses specifically on efforts in Hancock County, Georgia, to remove African-American voters from the voting rolls and efforts by African-American residents to fight back. Visit CNN to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them
President Donald Trump raises more than $170 million since Election Day as he pushes baseless fraud claims
After the election, President Trump has raised an extraordinary amount of money that has been donated to his “Election Defense Fund.” In reality, this money is going to “The Save America” political action committee to fund his campaign’s debt and other political operations.Visit CNN to learn more.
Trump Fires Director of Homeland Security Agency Who Had Rejected President’s Election Conspiracy Theories
President Trump fired CISA head Chris Krebs on Twitter Tuesday, in direct response to that agency’s release of a report detailing the evidence that no votes were tampered with during this month’s elections – evidence the President has consistently ignored in favor of conspiracy theories with no basis in fact. Visit CNN to learn more.
Over 72 million Americans have already cast votes for this year’s presidential election. CNN breaks down what percentages of votes have already been cast in all 50 states, from Oklahoma’s low 11% to Montana’s high 56%. Visit CNN to learn more.