Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 6, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020 New York Times

Biden now leads Trump in Georgia, where the count continues.

Stephanie Saul, Michael Crowley and Glenn Thrush reports that Joseph R. Biden Jr. has pulled ahead of President Trump in Georgia, a state with 16 electoral votes where a win would bring the former vice president to 269, or within one electoral vote of the presidency. If Mr. Biden were to win Georgia and then win Nevada or Arizona — both states in which he is leading — or Pennsylvania, where the continued counting of ballots is cutting into Mr. Trump’s advantage, he would become president-elect.


Nov. 6, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

At Issue: Election 2020

Kerwin Swint writes, this is the year that keeps on giving. We’ve had so many surprises and historic firsts this year, almost all unpleasant, that we are by now used to doing things as we’ve never done them before. Great example: Election Day is now election week.


Nov, 6, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Layoffs high, but fall below Great Recession’s peak

Michael E. Kanell reports that the number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits remains high, but fell below 40,000 for the first time since pandemic layoffs ramped up in late March. The state processed 37,253 applications last week, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.


Nov. 6, 2020 Savannah Morning News

Savannah banker named chairman of National Bankers Association

Staff reports that Savannah-native and Carver State Bank executive Robert E. James II has been elected to serve as Chairman of the National Bankers Association (NBA). Based in Washington D.C., the trade association represents the nation’s minority-owned banks.


Nov. 6, 2020 Georgia Health News

Most Georgia hospitals getting penalized for readmissions

Andy Miller reports that more than 80 Georgia hospitals will receive lower reimbursements from Medicare because of their high rates of patient readmissions. Federal statistics compiled by Kaiser Health News show that just 12 eligible hospitals in the state will get no penalty due to readmissions.


Nov, 6, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Initial jobless claims in Georgia continue downward trend

Dave Williams reports that first-time unemployment claims in Georgia continued to decline last week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. More than 37,000 Georgians filed claims last week, down 6,442 from the week before.


Nov. 6, 2020 The Current

Chatham County Judge Denies Trump, Georgia GOP Lawsuit Over Absentee Ballots

Laura Corley reports that a Chatham County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit in which the Trump campaign and the Georgia Republican Party alleged elections workers mishandled 53 absentee ballots. After more than an hour of evidence and testimony by the Georgia Republican Party, the Trump Campaign, the Georgia Democratic Party and the Chatham County Board of Registrars chairman, Judge James F. Bass Jr. announced his decision in eight words.


Nov. 6, 2020 Gwinnett Daily Post

Rich McCormick not conceding to Carolyn Bourdeaux in 7th Congressional District race, considering legal options

Curt Yeomans reports, with ballots still being counted in Gwinnett on Thursday, Rich McCormick said he will not concede defeat to Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux in the 7th Congressional District race, and is both seeking answers about ballots and considering legal options. Bourdeaux had a slight lead ahead of McCormick, according to unofficial results, and declared victory on Wednesday even though ballots were still being counted.


Nov. 6, 2020 WABE 90.1

Perdue, Ossoff Edge Closer To Runoff In Georgia Senate Race

Emma Hurt reports that on Thursday afternoon the vote totals in incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue’s race shifted into runoff territory. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the total votes counted when all are tallied, Perdue and Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff will face off again on Jan. 5.


Nov. 6, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Heart of John Lewis’ district deals blow to Trump

Greg Bluestein reports, it wasn’t absentee ballots in populous Fulton or DeKalb counties that pushed Joe Biden beyond President Donald Trump in Georgia, nor was it one of the newly-minted Democratic northern suburbs. It was Clayton, the south metro county that’s also the bluest bastion in the state, that provided the decisive votes.


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