AP FACT CHECK: Biden skews record on migrants; GOP on virus

President Joe Biden is declaring in his first address to a joint session of Congress that “America is rising anew."

Ga. lawmakers issue statements on MLB’s 2021 All-Star Game change

  Georgia businesses face boycott, anger over new voter law

  Complaint filed contesting Arlington special election results

  Democrats react to new voter laws they call voter suppression

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs GOP election bill amid outcry

Senate Bill 202 aiming to change voting laws in Georgia

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  City of Arlington election results likely not changing

Judge blocks SC abortion ban while court fights continue; Groups who sued respond

  Dougherty Co. election leaders set tentative date for school board election

  Sylvester City Council seat heads to runoff

  Unofficial numbers in for Arlington council race

Biden tweets support for Breonna Taylor’s family, vows to push for ‘landmark reform’

Dougherty Co. political parties react to state voter bills

State election bills that would change rules around absentee voting inch closer to becoming law. This comes after record absentee voting in the last General Election.

  Petition filed to contest March election in City of Arlington

The election saga continues in the City of Arlington as some absentee ballots have come under question.

  Ga. politicians on the Senate passing the COVID-19 relief bill

The nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is now in the House’s hands.

Ga. U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff hosts virtual town hall event

Senator Jon Ossoff will host a virtual town hall Monday night to keep “his commitment to be open and transparent with the people of Georgia.”

Georgia House passes bill making changes to state’s citizen’s arrest statute

Georgia Senate passes bill to nix no-excuse absentee voting

Sen. Warnock, Rep. Carter express differences of opinion over COVID-19 relief bill

  Alabama Senate passes bill banning transgender treatments for minors

Georgia Sec. of State recommends even more alleged election violations for prosecution

  Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

  ‘Make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat’: Kemp talks proposed election law changes

Kemp said because of the large volume of absentee by mail votes in the Georgia 2020 presidential election, it created voter confidence issues.

Georgia Senate committee OKs photo ID for absentee voting

The Senate Ethics Committee voted Thursday in favor of Senate Bill 67.

More voting violations uncovered by Georgia SoS

The State Election Board heard investigative findings in 63 cases, and voted to refer 24 to the attorney general for prosecution.

  State Board of Elections decides on voter fraud allegations

The State elections board discussed several cases of potential voter fraud across the state Wednesday.

  Albany Reverend and State Representatives denounce GOP voter ID bill

An Albany Reverend shared his thoughts on a GOP voter ID proposal. He was part of multiple leaders who said the bill is backlash to Georgia turning blue in recent elections.

Biden’s dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan

The president’s bipartisan bona fides have been a defining feature of his long political career.

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

Senate Bill 29 was introduced by Republican Sen. Jason Anavitarte of Dallas.

Will there be relief for private student loan borrowers?

Private student loans represent about 8% of total education debt.

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was taken to the hospital for observation “out of an abundance of caution” after being examined by Congress’ attending physician.

Baxley teacher to run as Republican candidate for Ga. governor

Some campaign seasons have already started.

First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

President Joe Biden has looked to establish a sharp break from the warm rhetoric often displayed toward Vladimir Putin by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

Throughout his campaign and transition, President Joe Biden promised that his administration would keep issues of equity in the shaping of all policy considerations.

Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

FBI Director Chris Wray has said that, over the last year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types.

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

About 6 in 10 older Americans don’t know when or where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, study finds.

  How will Biden’s first day executive orders affect you?

It’s been a busy 24 hours in the White House for president Joe Biden.

  ‘We have a sister that has crossed all the boundaries’: VSU’s Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter excited for VP Kamala Harris

The ladies of the sorority said they’re excited to have one of their sisters in the White House.

WATCH LIVE: Ossoff, Warnock sworn into U.S. Senate

Newly elected Georgia U.S. senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are set to be sworn in Wednesday afternoon.

Trump pardons former WellCare executives

As part of a flurry of last-minute pardons and commutations, President Donald Trump granted pardons to five former executives of WellCare Health Plans who were convicted in a case involving allegations of defrauding Florida’s Medicaid program.

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

The all-clear has been given after the U.S. Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Inauguration Day.

Georgia Secretary of State’s Office certifies runoff election results

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger affirms that the returns are a true and correct tabulation

  Ga. representatives on safety measures at the State Capitol

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is just a couple of days away and many of Georgia’s law enforcement agencies are present at the State Capitol.

All Georgia counties certify Jan. 5 election results

Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats and a public service commission seat were on the ballot.

  GA senator talks safety at the Capitol

Georgia State Senator Carden Summers said he feels absolutely safe as day three of the 2021 Legislative Session wrapped up at the state Capitol.

Perdue concedes in Senate runoff race

"Although we won the general election, we came up just short of Georgia’s 50% rule, and now I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win."

  Paramedics help Lee Co. man minutes after voting

One Lee County man said he is thankful for first responders and the help of volunteers just minutes after he left the polls on Election Day.

Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Senate race

Loeffler congratulated Warnock on his victory. The outgoing senator also pledged to continuing fighting for what she dubbed the “American Dream.”

Ga. congressman calls on V.P. to step in for President Trump

House Representative Sanford Bishop is calling on Vice President Mike Pence to envoke the 25th Amendment and take over as president until President-elect Joe Biden and his administration take office on Jan. 20.

President Trump’s legal team withdraws Ga. election challenges

President Donald Trump’s legal team has withdrawn its election contests against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as well as several other challenges against top state officials, according to a press release from Raffensperger’s office.

Ga. SoS answers election questions from Congress

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger addressed the letter to these officials because they had previously said they would object to Georgia’s electors

Lauren ‘Bubba’ McDonald wins fourth term on Georgia Public Service Commission

McDonald defeated Democrat Daniel Blackman of Columbus in a runoff.

’I was very disappointed’: Ga. Congressman on Wednesday’s violence in D.C.

Georgia Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop was not in the Capitol when the protestors overran the building.

State, national political leaders react to violent protests in D.C.

Gov. Brian Kemp said the actions were “absolutely disgraceful, un-American, and must stop immediately.”

WATCH LIVE: Kemp, other top state officials to hold Wednesday afternoon press conference

Gov. Brian Kemp and other top state officials are set to hold a press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Ossoff wins Ga. Senate seat, gives Dems control

Democrat Jon Ossoff wins election to U.S. Senate from Georgia, beating incumbent Sen. David Perdue.

  ‘Takes the cake’: Lee Co. election officials talk recent election cycle

Director of Elections and Registration Veronica Johnson said the county had over 5,000 voters at the precincts on Election Day.

Georgia election officials give update on Senate runoff elections; talk ‘unprecedented’ voter turnout

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is set to give an update on the Georgia runoff elections Wednesday morning.

  ‘Thank you so much’: Ossoff claims victory in race against Perdue

Ossoff claimed victory over Republican Incumbent David Perdue Wednesday. The Associated Press has not called the race in Ossoff’s favor but Ossoff does have a small lead over Perdue.

  Officials: Voter investigation active in Worth Co.

Worth County Election officials said the investigation was started by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

  South Georgia voters utilize three different voting methods during runoff election

A ballot scanner at the Pine Bluff Albany precinct malfunctioned after being “logic and accuracy tested.”

  Voters head to the polls in Lowndes Co.

Lowndes County election officials say the runoff elections are an ‘interesting point in history for everyone.’

Columbia County voting snag catches Trump’s attention

Due to some technical problems that drew the attention of President Donald Trump, voters in Columbia County had to fill out paper ballots for a time Tuesday morning instead of using machines to mark their ballots during the start of voting in Georgia’s Senate runoffs.

WATCH LIVE: Georgia Secretary of State holds press conference on runoff election day

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is set to hold a press conference as voting is still underway in the Jan. 5 runoff elections.

Want to track the elections? Check out this interactive map.

The Associated Press has an interactive map to track how Georgia votes in those races.

Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake

Georgia voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections.

  Georgia voters encouraged to report issues

Many Georgians have already cast their ballots ahead of the runoff election day.

  Report: Political signs stolen from Albany veteran’s front lawn

An Albany man didn’t let thieves get him down after he said his political signs were stolen from his front lawn.

Vice President-elect Harris campaigns for Ossoff and Warnock in Savannah

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to visit Savannah Sunday.

U.S. lawmakers call on Georgians to vote on Jan. 5

The Georgia Senate runoff election is coming up on Tuesday, January 5th.

Sen. Perdue looks ahead to Election Day while quarantining

Senator David Perdue and his wife are currently quarantining ahead of the critical last few days ahead of Georgia’s pair of U.S. Senate elections.

Senators Loeffer, Perdue cosponsor $2,000 stimulus check legislation

This bill specifically includes a bill sponsored by the senators the Securing America’s Future Elections and Votes (SAFE Votes) Act, to create a bipartisan commission to review the 2020 election and report to Congress with recommendations to strengthen election integrity going forward.

  Judge issues order in Georgia counties’ voter eligibility challenges

Judge Leslie Abrams Garnder issued the order in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

  Dougherty Co. elections board denies another voter eligibility challenge

In a unanimous vote, the board denied an eligibility challenge of seven voters.

  Last day of early voting kicks off

Early voting ends Thursday at 5 p.m. if your county voting precinct is closed on New Year’s Day.

  ‘We have to have your voice’: Stacey Abrams visits Albany and delivers final push to early voting

Abrams was also campaigning for Democratic candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

  ‘We are open’: Lee Co. Elections Office sees 500+ voters each day during early voting

After Thursday, the next opportunity that people will have to vote in the run-off election will be on election day, January 5th.

  Judge Gardner to file order in voter eligibility case out of Muscogee and Ben Hill counties soon

Judge Gardner is expected to file a complete order either Wednesday night or Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: Georgia Sec. of State’s Office holds Wednesday press conference

The press conference will be the latest briefing related to the elections in the Peach State.

President-elect, Vice President-elect travel to Georgia ahead of runoff election

The President-elect and Vice President-elect will be in Georgia a few days after the New Year.