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Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap is a reporter at the Georgia Recorder, part of the nonprofit States Newsroom that includes the Florida Phoenix. Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Fulton DA says ‘decisions are imminent’ on indictments in Trump 2020 election interference

By: - January 25, 2023

Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Tuesday that decisions are imminent in an investigation into potential illegal interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies in the 2020 presidential election. Willis’ comments regarding the timing of the case were made during a hearing where prosecutors asked Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert […]

Grand jury report on attempts to overturn Trump’s 2020 Georgia election loss could soon be revealed

By: - January 23, 2023

You could get your first glimpse soon into what a Fulton County special grand jury heard behind closed doors as it investigated efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to interfere in the results of the 2020 election. The calls by several media groups for an immediate release of the grand jury’s findings […]

Times runs short for public to weigh in on state mining permit for edge of the Okefenokee Swamp

By: - January 20, 2023

The clock is ticking down for the public to voice its opinion on a proposed heavy metals strip mine near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division opened up a 60-day public comment period Thursday after releasing the draft mining land use permit that would allow Alabama’s Twin Pines Minerals to dig for […]

Biden preaches message of redeeming America’s soul during visit to MLK’s hometown church

By: - January 16, 2023

Democratic President Joe Biden took to the pulpit Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. once delivered many powerful and eloquent sermons in the final years of his life. With an invitation from Ebenezer pastor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, Biden on Sunday became the first sitting president to preach […]

Georgia election officials begin audit of 2022 runoff, as drama drags on over state’s 2020 vote

By: - December 14, 2022

A statewide audit of Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff begins on Wednesday allowing counties the chance to confirm the results of  Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeating Republican nominee Herschel Walker by 100,000 votes. Meanwhile, the start of the audit coincides with urges by election reform groups and cybersecurity experts that federal authorities investigate voting system breaches […]

Interior secretary urges Georgia governor to block mining plans near Okefenokee

By: - December 9, 2022

The pressure to block a mining project at the edge of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is intensifying: U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has written a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp expressing her “serious concerns” about plans that she says threaten the largest blackwater swamp in the nation. The letter from the director of the […]

Georgia Decides 2022: Voters get final say on Senate race, balance of power on Election Day

By: - December 5, 2022

A busy early voting period wrapped up Friday with more than 1.8 million Georgians having cast in-person votes in the runoff pitting Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock against Republican Herschel Walker. A large turnout is also expected at the polls Tuesday as Georgia voters have their last opportunity to settle a high-stakes election that is far outperforming […]

Judge rules in favor of Georgia early voting in Senate runoff on Saturday after Thanksgiving

By: - November 21, 2022

A Fulton County judge is clearing the path for Georgia’s local election officials to have the option of offering early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff. Late Friday afternoon, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas Cox ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Raphael Warnock’s […]

Warnock, Democrat allies sue to permit counties to conduct Saturday early voting in Senate runoff

By: - November 16, 2022

Just weeks before a pivotal U.S. Senate race, an alliance of Democrats is challenging the secretary of state’s determination that Georgia’s new voting law bars counties from opening polls to early voting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign and the Democratic Party of Georgia are suing state election officials, claiming they […]

Election Day like no other: Georgians again center of political universe after record early voting

By: - November 7, 2022

Georgians voted early this year in greater numbers than in any midterm election before, likely foreshadowing that Tuesday will require some patience from voters who might face long lines to cast ballots. In Georgia, more than 2.5 million early voters encountered some minor glitches while in Cobb County election officials are encouraging more than 1,000 […]

Supreme Court rejects Lindsey Graham’s bid to avoid Fulton grand jury’s 2020 election probe

By: - November 2, 2022

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will have to testify before a Fulton County special grand jury investigating 2020 election interference after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected his attempt to quash the subpoena. The Supreme Court’s unsigned decision sets up a scheduled Nov. 17 showdown – which would be the latest trip to Georgia in […]

Former Trump aide Meadows loses bid to avoid Fulton grand jury probe into 2020 election interference

By: - October 27, 2022

Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows is the latest ally of the former president ordered to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury just ahead of a final court decision on a standing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s subpoena. A South Carolina judge ordered that Meadows must comply with a subpoena as part of […]