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Stacey Abrams
Debra Brown

In the News This Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Abrams has not conceded to Republican Brian Kemp, who has declared victory and said that there are not enough outstanding votes to change the outcome. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win.

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2018 US Midterm Elections
Debra Brown

In the News This Week

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Women made history on Tuesday night, winning more seats in Congress than ever before. At least 92 had won in the House and 10 had won in the Senate (joining 10 already in the upper chamber) for a total of 112 women — the most women to serve in Congress at once in history. (The previous record was 107.)

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Anja Tyson

Vote Like Your Life Was Made Possible By It

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I need to remind you of a day: November 8th, 2000, the day after the presidential election and the beginning of the Florida recount and the Infamous Hanging Chad. I was too young to vote at the time but old enough to pay attention to the news, and watch George W. Bush elected President of the United States under the most dubious, questionable circumstances. That president, born and bred to assume that position would one day be his – a legacy hire, for lack of a better term – in just his first four years walked us into a war that seemingly never ends, established Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, and launched ICE and Homeland Security. During that first term, I came of age to vote, marched proudly to the polls with the buoyant spirit of someone full of faith that they would be jettisoning a spoiled, infantile, dangerous brat from our office, and woke up the next day to find he had been reelected.

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