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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.

Kemp must testify in Fulton special grand jury proceeding after Nov. 8 election

By: - August 29, 2022

A Fulton County judge has ordered Gov. Brian Kemp to testify in a special grand jury investigation into former President Donald Trump and associates’ attempts to interfere in the 2020 election. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled Monday that Kemp will appear before the grand jury following the Nov. 8 election in which […]

Judge orders Rudy Giuliani to testify before Fulton special grand jury

By: - July 21, 2022

A court has ordered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to testify in Fulton County about his Georgia crusade to overturn Republican Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election. A New York judge ruled Wednesday that the former Trump attorney is required to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury on Aug. […]

GA grand jury probe of 2020 election conduct zeroes in on Trump’s inner circle

By: - July 11, 2022

A Georgia special grand jury is in full swing in its investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, with the latest string of subpoenas targeting Republican U.S. ‌Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. The South Carolina senator and seven lawyers with ties to Trump and his […]

Raffensperger testifies before grand jury in Trump 2020 election probe

By: - June 3, 2022

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thursday testified before a Fulton County special grand jury charged with investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies attempted to illegally coerce officials to declare him the winner of the 2020 election. Raffensperger entered the Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse Thursday morning as the first prominent witness […]

Georgia election board dismisses claims of ‘ballot harvesting’ in 2020 election

By: - May 18, 2022

The Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss three cases based on claims of illegal “ballot harvesting” as the baseless conspiracies over the 2020 presidential election still swirl even as the 2022 election season is already well underway and setting records for early voting. The board, comprised of three Republicans and one Democratic […]

A few glitches raise eyebrows in record-setting Georgia early voting

By: - May 10, 2022

This story was updated May 10 at 8:10 a.m. to include voting totals through the end of May 9. Camden County voter Beth Miller received error messages several times last week when she tried to pull up a sample Democratic ballot on the Georgia Secretary of State’s official website. Many Georgians, from the coastal county of […]

Arbery’s mother relieved by killer’s guilty verdict, expresses anger at DOJ

By: - February 23, 2022

Soon after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday in the hate crimes trial of three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, his mother vented against the federal prosecutors who offered a plea deal as much as she expressed relief about the trial’s outcome. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, thanked supporters around Brunswick and across the […]

Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers found guilty of federal hate crimes charges

By: - February 22, 2022

This is a developing story, please return for updates later today. A federal jury in Glynn County Tuesday found three white men guilty of race-based hate crimes in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery after chasing him and gunning him down in a Brunswick-area neighborhood. The hate crimes verdicts against father and son Greg and […]

Fulton DA gets go-ahead to call special grand jury for Trump investigation

By: - January 25, 2022

A panel of Fulton County Superior Court judges Monday approved allowing District Attorney Fani Willis to summon a special grand jury to investigate whether former President Donald Trump and his associates attempted to illegally orchestrate overturning Georgia’s 2020 election results. Chief Judge Christopher Brasher’s order comes after the lead prosecutor of Georgia’s most populous county […]

Fulton DA requests special grand jury for Trump election investigation

By: - January 21, 2022

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is asking a special grand jury to hear evidence of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 Georgia election election results. Willis’ request is for Fulton County superior court judges to allow the panel to be put in place on May 2 to determine if the former […]

Rocket launchpad approved for coastal Georgia; more reviews are in store

By: - December 21, 2021

Local officials are celebrating after receiving the long-awaited word that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a license to run a spaceport on the Georgia coast. With the operator’s permit, Spaceport Camden is one of more than a dozen licensed spaceports in the country. The rocket launching plan has now passed its most significant hurdle […]

Racial motivation of Arbery’s murderers more explicit when case returns to court

By: - December 3, 2021

Criminal law experts predict that when the three men convicted in Georgia state court over Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death stand trial in February on federal hate crime charges, the way prosecutors attempt to add new convictions is sure to focus more on racism as a motivation than last month’s trial. Gregory and Travis McMichael, along […]