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A political crowdfunding website wants to convince Georgians to run against members of Congress who faced no competition in last year's general election, putting billboards on Peachtree Road and Cobb Parkway featuring the image of Rep. Tom Graves.

“Your congressman has no opponent. Fix that,” the billboards read.

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The ACLU of Georgia is raising alarms about how counties and the state maintain voter rolls. The group thinks the way some voter addresses are verified may violate federal law.

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Earlier this month, Fulton County resident Stacey Hopkins got a notice from her local registrar.

Voter Registration Numbers Surge In 6th District

May 22, 2017
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More than 5,000 people have registered to vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District in the last 19 days.

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Earlier this month, on May 4, a federal judge order the state to reopen voter registration for the runoff between Republican candidate Karen Handel and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. It has become one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country. Registration for the June 20 runoff closed Sunday, May 21. 

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Republican Kay Kirkpatrick has won a state Senate seat representing several suburban Atlanta communities, keeping the 32nd District in GOP hands.

 

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According to unofficial results of Tuesday's runoff election, Kirkpatrick defeated Democrat Christine Triebsch.

The district includes portions of Cobb and Fulton counties.

 

For years, Ga. House Speaker David Ralston has led a push in the Georgia Legislature to expand where licensed gun owners can legally carry their weapons.
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Next year will be Gov. Nathan Deal's last legislative session as voters head to the polls in November to elect a new governor.

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Georgia's House Speaker David Ralston is one person at the top of the list who is expected to run.

But for now, at least, he's not talking about considering a run.

"I don't think it's appropriate to think or talk about that particularly during a legislative session," Ralston said. "I mean, we have enough distractions as it is."

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