New York Times headline ‘No one is a winner’: Georgia, S.C. and Missouri vote first in 2016 article Georgia is the latest state to flip a state that voted for President Donald Trump.
It’s the first state to go to the polls this year in which a Democrat won a statewide election since the 1960s, when the last Republican to win a statewide race was Gov.
Albert “Bud” Bryant.
Democrats have won nine of the past 10 statewide elections.
And the election is expected to be close in a battleground state where Republicans are trying to pick up seats that Democrats won in the midterms and midterm congressional elections last year.
The Georgia House has already voted on the election.
But the state Senate has not yet taken up the bill.
In the Senate, Republican Rep. Mark McDaniel is sponsoring the legislation and said it will provide a boost for the state’s economy.
“The state’s economic recovery is a priority for us and we’re going to work hard to get this passed,” he said.
McDaniel is also the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Harrold, R-Ga., also introduced a bill this week that would require every registered voter to provide a photo ID to vote, a move that some Democrats said was aimed at disenfranchising minorities.
That bill passed the Senate.
Republicans have also passed several bills aimed at expanding voting rights in Georgia.
Georgia’s first law requiring voters to present a photo identification card was signed by Gov.
Nathan Deal last year, and the legislature has since passed a law requiring Georgia to extend the voter ID requirement to include the state library, state parks and the Department of Corrections.
But Democrats are pushing the bill to require all voters to have photo ID at the polls.
The bill also would create a statewide photo ID program and require voters to provide one if they are trying for a job that requires a photo.
The new law will likely be challenged by Republicans in the state Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case on Dec. 6.
A ruling is expected by the end of this year.