Your Choice 2020

LIST: Important dates, deadlines for the upcoming 2020 election

In anticipation of the election, there are some important dates to remember to make sure your vote counts.

The Road to 2020: SWGA

  Dougherty Co. Elections Board recommends budget adjustment

Dougherty County Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson said they need to hire two new people, install three new absentee ballot drop boxes and secure a government vehicle in the coming months.

Absentee ballots go out to Ga. voters this week

Absentee ballots go out to Georgia voters this week.

Teenage twins help fill a poll worker shortage & continue family tradition

The Sullivan sisters may not be able to vote yet but that won't stop them from making sure everyone else can by applying to be poll workers for the November election

  Ga. Secretary of State’s Office launches online absentee request portal

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says the release of the online absentee ballot request portal couldn’t have come at a better time.

  Rep. Sam Watson holds meet and greet in Moultrie

District 172 Representative Sam Watson is seeking re-election this November.

LIST: Important dates, deadlines for the upcoming 2020 election

In anticipation of the election, there are some important dates to remember to make sure your vote counts.

  Albany pastors want to get ’Souls to the Polls’ in November

The Albany Pastor’s Coalition is hoping to get ’Souls to the Polls’ this Election Day.

Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots

U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross on Monday ordered that deadline extended until 7 p.m. three business days later, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

Ga. Sec. of State launches new online absentee ballot portal

The portal will make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections.

  Candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Collins hosts meet and greet in Pelham

Thursday evening, supporters of Senatorial candidate Doug Collins gathered in Pelham as the representative campaigned in South Georgia.

  Former small business owner running for Ga. U.S. Senate visits Albany

Several candidates are hoping to be one of the United States Senators representing Georgia in the upcoming 2020 November election.

  Sen. Kelly Loeffler visits Southwest Georgia

Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler was in Camilla for a meet and greet.

  Dougherty Co. to add an extra advanced voting date

Dougherty County voters will have an extra opportunity to vote early come this fall.

  Dougherty Co. Elections Board now accepting absentee request applications

You can complete an absentee ballot application today.

Arizona Secretary of State wants investigation into USPS changes, President Trump

Hobbs emailed Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Friday to ask the Election Integrity Unit to look into it.

The Road to 2020: National

  Some Dems, not yet Biden, talk of expanding Supreme Court

The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices.

  Senate GOP plans vote on Trump’s court pick before election

“If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney said

  At UN, Trump raps China for virus as US deaths hit 200,000

President Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded that the United Nations hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic as he defends his own handling of COVID-19 in America where the death toll reached 200,000.

  Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

Putin likely orchestrating efforts to meddle in 2020 U.S. presidential election, report says

The Washington Post reports that a CIA assessment says Russian President Vladimir Putin is “probably directing” efforts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

  Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote

A federal appellate court ruled on Sept. 11 that in addition to serving their sentences, Florida felons must pay all fines, restitution and legal fees before they can regain their right to vote.

Trooper who faced firing in Black man’s death dies in crash

Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief hospitalization, Warren Lee, chief investigator for the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office, told The Associated Press.

  Debunked Nashville COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

The story came from a Thursday report by Nashville’s Fox affiliate WZTV on “leaked emails” that the station retracted late Friday upon learning that they didn’t mean what its reporter thought they did.

  CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

  Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election.

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said in a report Monday that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas

The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.”

  Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of the court’s iconic steps in front of the building.

  Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday.

  High court front-runner hailed by right, feared by left

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.

Foot Locker stores to double as voter registration sites

The athletic retailer is joining forces with Rock the Vote to provide voter registration services.

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.

  Pressure mounts on GOP senators over filling Ginsburg seat

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hammered President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to rush a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as pressure mounted on senators to support or oppose a quick vote to fill the seat.

  Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she doesn’t support taking up a Supreme Court nomination so close to the Nov. 3 election.

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border.

  California wildfire likely to grow from wind, low humidity

The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is approaching 156 square miles, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities.

UN chief: No UN support for reimposing Iran sanctions now

The U.S. move faces stiff opposition from the other members of the U.N. Security Council who have vowed to ignore it.

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Joe Biden is using the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus.

  GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

Just 44 days before President Trump’s reelection will be decided, Republicans are again looking to a Supreme Court nomination fight to unite a deeply fractured party as it faces the very real possibility of losing the White House and control of the Senate this fall.

  Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

Because the contest is a special election to finish John McCain’s term, the winner could be sworn in as soon as the results are officially certified. Other winners in the November election won’t take office until January.

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is another example of how the conspiracy theory has penetrated mainstream politics, spreading beyond its origins on internet message boards popular with right-wing extremists.

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

  Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.