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“Democracy Shouldn’t Be This Hard”

Following reports of barriers to voting in Georgia on Election Day, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is being urged to immediately take action in investigating the accusations. By the end of the day, November 4, […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2014

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Clayton Chairman Turner: MARTA Will Mean Jobs And Economic Development

Turner: The MARTA professionals know what they’re doing The difference between having MARTA in Clayton County now, versus the transit service of 2010? Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner says MARTA is the industry expert […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2014

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Democrats Maintain Control Of Fulton County Commission

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has been re-elected to a third term. “I certainly want to thank the constituents of Fulton County”, says Eaves, “I got almost 160,000 votes yesterday”. Eaves defeated Republican challenger […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2014

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Election Day: Georgia Secretary Of State Website Crashes

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site was down for an unspecified amount of time today, Election Day. Voters utilize the site to determine their polling location, along with other services. It went down sometime […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

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Election Day: Politicians And Celebrities Push Get Out To Vote Efforts

A one-time Mayor of Atlanta is doing his part in encouraging voters to go to the polls. Former mayor Bill Campbell says “social media is the best way to reach out to young people, so […]

WAOK-AM–11/04/2014

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GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get […]

WAOK-AM–11/03/2014

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Early Voter Numbers Could Signal Big Changes In Georgia

Early voters poured from the Advance Voting area of the Cobb County Government Center on Lower Roswell Road Friday evening, October 31st. It was the final day for early voting in the election being held […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

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Mayor Maynard Jackson Bronze Plaque Unveiled At Atlanta Airport

Atlanta’s first African American Mayor is being remembered with a bronze relief plaque at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as Atlanta’s mayor for three terms, from 1974 to 1982 and from 1990-1994. […]

WAOK-AM–10/31/2014

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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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