Many local political groups spent the weekend scrambling to get just a few more residents registered to vote in time for the Monday registration deadline.
With the election of a new president just 30 days away, it's likely canvassers have knocked on your door or jingled your phone at least once in the past three months. Many wanted to get you registered to vote, others hoped to solidify your support for Republican John McCain or Democrat Barack Obama.
As Republican presidential hopeful John McCain participated in a town hall-style meeting in Scranton, Pa., and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama gave a speech in Green Bay, Wis., students at Gainesville State College argued the merits of both presidential candidates in a boisterous debate.
Federal scrutiny of Georgia's voter citizenship verification requests earlier this week was followed on Thursday with a federal lawsuit filed by several voting rights groups saying that the checks first must be approved by the Department of Justice.
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More than 4,000 people have voted in Hall County since early voting began Sept. 19, according to the Hall County Elections and Voter Registration Office.
Nearly 3,900 people had voted through Thursday, and as of around 2 p.m. Friday, some 300 more had cast their vote at the elections office on Browns Bridge Road, according to Hall County's interim elections director Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter.
Officials with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's campaign in Florida on Thursday announced the Illinois senator's support of a plan to protect the Apalachicola Bay in the Florida panhandle. The bay is fed by water from the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers in Georgia.
"As president, I will make protecting Florida's water resources a priority," Obama said in a statement. "Instead of endless lawyering and litigation over the Apalachicola, the Panhandle region needs new national leadership - that's why I'll ask the National Research Council to assess the water supply and recommend the best way to ...
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