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The Red and Blue Map is Broken

Everyone with eyes in the United States has seen this picture at some point in the last few months. The problem with that image is that the surface area of red way over represents the Republican support in the country. A more accurate map (based in population) would look more like this: The same is true of the state of Georgia. This county by county map makes it look like Republicans have a huge majority over Democrats in the state. A more accurate map might look something like this, with…

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The Peach State Could Now be a Purple State

Recent polls have proved the state of Georgia to bleed purple instead of the traditional GOP red. This is just a fancy way of saying Georgia is a battleground, or swing state. Polls ran by multiple news outlets show that the Presidential Candidates, Donald Trump(GOP) and Hillary Clinton(D) are neck and neck in the Peach State. Although we won’t know the exact results of the election until tomorrow night, a local expert says that we can expect to see changes on the federal level if Georgia does swing to the…

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One Athens Man is Fighting Hard Against Amendment One

All over Athens signs are posted in people’s yards, businesses, and the streets urging the community to vote no to Amendment One. It’s a constitutional amendment on the ballot that will allow the state to intervene in failing schools. Brandon Hanick is urging people not to be fooled by the deceptive language. “When people have some idea of what the issue is all about they go to a no vote,” he says. “The problem is that the ballot language is so deceptive that if you were to just read it,…

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A Selfie May Cost You A Vote Or Jail Time

Early Voting is in full swing at the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, but cell phone use, on the other hand, is not. Georgia Code 21-2-413, Section (e), says taking video or pictures is illegal in “the polling place”. In the 25 years Cora Wright, Assistant Director of Board of Elections in Athens-Clarke County, has worked the elections, she can only recall one instance that caused a problem with a cell phone. “I just remember one time, a while back, this one person picked their phone up and went to…

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College Republicans Release Statement on Trump Endorsement

A popular student organization is backing off on its support of Donald Trump. This week, the Georgia Association of College Republicans revoked its endorsement of the republican nominee. I talked to students about the move some may call controversial On Monday, the Georgia Association of College Republicans released a statement, saying their decision came after Trump’s recent remarks about women. The group wrote, quote, “Donald trump, throughout his presidential campaign and beforehand, has made several comments and statements that have offended women, veterans, gold-star families, the disabled, political refugees, and…

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Grady Newsource Twitter Poll: Election 2016

Are you watching the U.S. Presidential Debate tonight between Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate, Donald Trump?  If so, then take our Twitter Poll, and tell us who you plan to vote for BEFORE the debate. Come back AFTER the debate and tell us if you’ve changed your mind.  Check Twitter for updates on the poll results @GradyNewsource. By: John Holcomb

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Early Voting Booth To Open At Tate Student Center

ATHENS, Ga– A new agreement between UGA’s Student Government Association and Athens’ Board of Elections will allow students to cast their ballots on campus. Any student living in Athens will be able to choose between voting in Athens-Clarke County or with an absentee ballot from their home town. In a press release, SGA President Houston Gaines explained why the organization pushed to bring an early voting location to campus. “In an election year with a presidential race and contentious state and local campaigns, we’re finding ways to give the UGA community opportunities…

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Why one presidential candidate has an office in Athens

Rubio, Clinton, Cruz, Sanders and Trump all have campaign offices in Georgia, but only one of these presidential candidates has a campaign office in Athens. Athens is an important spot for Bernie Sanders, and he is using the people in the area to strengthen his campaign. Sanders’ office will stay open even after Georgia’s Primary on Super Tuesday because volunteers can still reach out to voters in other states through phone banking for Sanders’ campaign at this office. What is phone banking? Through Sanders’ national campaign website, volunteers on his campaign…

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Hillary Clinton holds rally in Atlanta ahead of Tuesday primary

ATLANTA — Voters in Georgia, along with a list of other states, will make their voices heard this week on what is popularly known as Super Tuesday. At a recent rally in Atlanta for one of the candidates, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed boldly stated his support for Hillary Clinton claiming she could win the state of Georgia in the March 1 primary. “There was never a doubt in my mind about who I was going to stand shoulder to shoulder with,” Reed said. “We know that all she has to…

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