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2016 Election

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.

The investigation, he said, will look at those registered to vote in more than one state, "those who are illegal and ... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)."

Depending on results, Trump tweeted, "we will strengthen up voting procedures!"

Al Such / WABE

Protesters converged at Piedmont Park Wednesday night to speak out against the election of Donald Trump as United States president-elect. It was one in a series of protests around the country that began shortly after Trump was announced as the next president of the United States.

Before the group’s march toward Centennial Olympic Park began, protestors had the opportunity to step to the center of the crowd to tell their stories and state their platform to the group.

Questions About Electoral College Emerge Once Again

Nov 15, 2016
Donald Trump rallies supporters in Atlanta.
Al Such / WABE

With Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote in the presidential election, it didn't take long for people to start talking about the Electoral College – and the possibility of some electors changing their votes.

Georgia is a winner-take-all state, but there are no laws binding electors' choices. 

So is it possible that an elector here might still cast a vote for Hillary Clinton?   

Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

National action on climate change is likely out the window with Donald Trump's win, but Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the city will keep up its own work.

Atlanta has green requirements for city buildings and is putting solar panels on some of them. It's adding electric vehicles to its fleet. And it requires large commercial buildings to track their energy and water use.    

Johnny Kauffman / WABE

Mayor Kasim Reed says he spent some time in the fetal position after Donald Trump won the election.

“I think the appropriate joke for me would be, I slept like a baby,” he said. “Sleep, get up cry a little bit, then go back to sleep, sleep get up cry a little bit. So it was tough.”

Reed was one of Hillary Clinton's most visible supporters in Georgia.