Jill Nolin is the deputy editor of the Georgia Recorder, an affiliate of States Newsroom.
Trump loyalty not enough as former president’s grip slips in Georgia elections
By: Jill Nolin - June 22, 2022
ATLANTA – Two Trump-backed congressional candidates came up far short in Tuesday’s runoff election, serving as further evidence of the former president’s waning influence in Georgia. Former Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones left the governor’s race to run for Congress in a deep red east Georgia district with former President Donald Trump’s blessing. Jones was […]
U.S. Senate runoffs poised to hand Georgia Democrats historic win
By: Jill Nolin - January 6, 2021
A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as Georgia narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making him […]
U.S. Senate runoffs: Was Biden win a fluke or has Georgia flipped to blue?
By: Jill Nolin - November 27, 2020
November 23, 2020 Democrat Joe Biden flipped Georgia with a slim 13,000 vote lead, buoying the spirit of Democrats who have dubbed the state “Joe’gia” and angering President Donald Trump who continues to pursue legal challenges meant to overturn the results. But whether Biden’s win here represents anything more than a fluke fueled by Trump-weary […]
Civil Rights hero John Lewis changed America making ‘good trouble’
By: Jill Nolin - July 18, 2020
Civil Rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who advocated for change through nonviolence, died late Friday night at the age of 80. The Georgia Democrat was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in late December. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed his death, saying the country had lost “one of the greatest heroes of […]