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April 21, 2024 9:48 am

Georgia election officials probe claims of Bibb County voting machine security breach

Election security concerns have escalated in Bibb County, Georgia, following claims by forensic analyst Benjamin Cotton of unauthorized examinations of Dominion Voting System components used in recent elections. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has launched an investigation into these allegations amidst broader scrutiny over the integrity of the state’s voting systems post-2020 elections.

Georgia Legislature approves coverage to help first responders cope with job-related PTSD treatment

The Ashley Wilson Act, named for Gwinnett police sergeant Ashley Wilson, passed unanimously in the Georgia House of Representatives, aiming to provide supplemental health insurance for first responders diagnosed with PTSD due to on-the-job experiences. This landmark legislation, celebrated for its potential to significantly aid in the recovery and support of traumatized first responders, reflects a broader recognition of PTSD’s serious impact on public safety personnel, promising financial and treatment support beginning January 1, 2025.

Restricting farm property ownership by ‘foreign adversary’ a step backwards for Georgia

With legislation that conflates national security with xenophobia, Georgia’s House Bill 1093 (folded March 12 into Senate Bill 132) and Senate Bill 420 would restrict certain individuals’ and businesses’ ability from owning, renting, or otherwise holding real property throughout Georgia. While many immigrant groups would be harmed with these bills’ passage, proponents openly target people and businesses from China.