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Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter covering Georgia government, Braves fan, UGA grad. mark.niesse@ajc.com. Authory: https://t.co/krq0DpVOoE

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@julian_bene We'll see on Election Day whether tech problems occur that could have been mitigated by updated paper… https://t.co/FeEOcWdKna @julian_bene The problem during early voting was caused by a slow elections database accessed through laptops, not… https://t.co/5y0UpgzzGH
10/25
2020
A federal appeals court on Saturday ruled against requiring up-to-date paper copies of voter registration and absen… https://t.co/XqrSQybKc8About 2.7M Georgians have already cast their ballots, including at least 124,000 who voted today. That’s more than… https://t.co/CMggaIK6MQ
Retweeted by Mark NiesseOn today's "Battleground: Ballot Box," we look at Georgia's eye-popping early voting numbers and how people like… https://t.co/22q8qX6SrA
Retweeted by Mark NiesseToday is supposed to be the day I tell you that more people have early voted for the 2020 election than early voted… https://t.co/aPET2zaPox
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10/24
2020
As Georgians enter the final week of early voting in the runup to the Nov. 3 election, the state is once again at t… https://t.co/6ennzfmFFV
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVoter suppression fears have reemerged this year in the form of extreme lines and complications with absentee ballo… https://t.co/rJQOKsSHBEHere's the latest updated graph of daily early voting in Georgia. Each day is averaging 47k more voters above the… https://t.co/no5A7V8gxt
Retweeted by Mark Niesse“In Georgia, you have to win 50% plus one to win the election. And if you aren’t popular enough to do that, that’s… https://t.co/v1XFOrIYTg
Retweeted by Mark NiesseGeorgia at high risk of militia threat around elections, new report says https://t.co/EiJSBWUevz
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10/23
2020
TONIGHT: Join us for an AJC Community Conversation with @GaSecofState Brad Raffensperger, @ajceditor Kevin Riley an… https://t.co/KLxfRu0DmR
Retweeted by Mark NiesseWith voter turnout already at record highs, the last weekend of early voting looms even larger thanks to a broad co… https://t.co/JPDME8bnxhIf you request an absentee ballot in Georgia, can you vote in person? The answer is yes. And here’s how from ⁦… https://t.co/Au7lIlwPiX
Retweeted by Mark Niessebeen trying to spend less time on twitter because twitter is #bad, but here's latest on DeKalb elections. Board als… https://t.co/0XBEJZWsnC
Retweeted by Mark Niesse“It’s getting awfully close.” Shifts among Georgia’s voters threaten the state’s 28-year run of consecutive Republi… https://t.co/QKXJheSyiR
Retweeted by Mark Niesse @SellsBryan My reporting is based on a statewide voter list dated Oct. 15. I don't know why updated registration st… https://t.co/hgs5vM0wBrThursday morning data, Georgia's absentee file hasn't updated, but here's the toplines: -2.12 million total votes… https://t.co/TR2lr2U0PX
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThe latest list of Georgia voters makes it easy to see why the state is in play this election: One million new vote… https://t.co/d3wOLdPPgzAbout one in five active Georgia voters are younger than 29. Recent history shows that if they vote, they can decid… https://t.co/FXukS6Ybam
Retweeted by Mark NiesseCheck pages A6+A7 today in the @ajc for the print version of my @propublica polling place investigation! https://t.co/fXhJaqCGrw
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10/22
2020
DeKalb to start processing absentee ballots Thursday #gapol https://t.co/rNxagR0ozD
Retweeted by Mark NiesseOn the Georgia trail today: Ralston slams Loeffler: ‘She married well.' Meanwhile, Warnock holds out hope for an ou… https://t.co/iaKuf9h68r
Retweeted by Mark NiesseWho's voted in Georgia so far? Check here to find updated turnout numbers and more information about the state's ea… https://t.co/rvdW51UQswtakes a second to figure out, but @DeKalbVotes now has a wait time map for early voting: https://t.co/6l7ejl3Yfh
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVoting early? Here's the AJC's Georgia voter guide: Election 2020: Georgia voter guide https://t.co/7VhizkMzIt
Retweeted by Mark NiesseTuesday's numbers were likely even higher than what was reported. There's some lag in reporting daily turnout. Over… https://t.co/T2ibuczWUAGeorgia will pass 2M voters sometimes today after a big day of voting Tuesday: 183,000 ballots cast (160K early and… https://t.co/txqQ3Xe6k4
10/21
2020
Ethics commission change means most Georgians won’t know who funded campaigns before election day, member says it h… https://t.co/XGvBXyC9wk
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThe Jolt: Allied with Libertarians, paper ballot advocates will keep an Election Day eye on voting machines https://t.co/Dj48F1aTGs
Retweeted by Mark NiesseStill need to vote? Have questions about candidates and process? Browse through this thread where the… https://t.co/FKfyhp6WpZ
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThere is NO LINE, I repeat, there IS NO LINE to vote at the North Fulton Service Center on Roswell Road right now.… https://t.co/KYlpBBtEzx
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThis video is spreading misinfo. The Russians didn't "infiltrate our voting systems in every single state." They sc… https://t.co/p2ouGvOVg6
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10/20
2020
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that problems with a sluggish voter check-in system have been res… https://t.co/2LYjDqG5QjElection workers can begin opening and scanning absentee ballots today under a new Georgia rule. But no ballots can… https://t.co/82cI9ry9r3
10/19
2020
Comparison of the # of early and mail ballots in GA, by county, at comparable points of the 2016 & 2020 elections. https://t.co/61RLXd1GKT
Retweeted by Mark NiesseAn overloaded statewide voter registration system, combined with high turnout, created long lines of frustrated vot… https://t.co/CqcDbFRTv1
Retweeted by Mark NiesseHere's today's graph showing daily in-person voting in GA, comparing 2016 and 2020. https://t.co/gHSb8yN2yz
Retweeted by Mark NiesseAn overloaded statewide voter registration system and high turnout created long lines of frustrated voters, raising… https://t.co/JrcV5jgW6n
10/18
2020
Listen to the latest @politicallyga podcast with ace @AJC voting/elections expert @markniesse. Ignore the part abou… https://t.co/xAbQ2Enj6A
Retweeted by Mark NiesseHere’s my big @propublica/@electionland story: As metro Atlanta’s voting population has grown (and grown more div… https://t.co/W3att8bM7p
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10/17
2020
AJC Politically Georgia Podcast: Big early turnout and voting tips as Election Day approaches https://t.co/gxiU6lTQwFAJC Politics Editor @SPotterGA, my amazing boss, spoke to @NiemanReports about how she is preparing us to cover thi… https://t.co/BWEaesqL9j
Retweeted by Mark NiesseAnother day, another early voting record set in Georgia #gapol https://t.co/fWu6xFF1V1
Retweeted by Mark NiesseA trio of DeKalb commissioners are asking local election officials to explain — and address — disparate wait times… https://t.co/8KZmLS67l7
10/16
2020
Wait times significantly improved at many polling places Thursday, with the longest delays shrinking from as much a… https://t.co/1YAgJqm90bFulton managing COVID-19 outbreak at its elections warehouse https://t.co/yLdcUVvcJY @ajc #gapol
Retweeted by Mark NiesseAnd, of course, you have OODLES of questions about voting. Well, @markniesse has got you covered. First, here's eve… https://t.co/5LZSFiL8QH
Retweeted by Mark NiesseWe're 19 days from the election in Georgia. Have you seen the @ajc's voter guide? Tons of content answering the que… https://t.co/p5FDRGbJGv
Retweeted by Mark NiesseDay 4 of early voting: At the Milton Library in Fulton, over 50 people are in line. Voters say they waited 2 hours,… https://t.co/UcW1XzBN7Y
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThis is a game-changer for Fulton's roughly 800K registered voters. | AVOID LINES: Fulton now posting early voting… https://t.co/dSnN5kY2mQ
Retweeted by Mark NiesseProblems with slow Georgia voter check-ins occurred when poll workers tried to access an elections database via lap… https://t.co/c6Feai7mawYowza: Georgia voting system implementation chief @GabrielSterling tells @wsbradio he expects early voting turnout… https://t.co/iAtw9IXazV
Retweeted by Mark NiesseBlack people are going to the polls by the thousands and waiting in lines for hours to vote early in Georgia. Many… https://t.co/A0oVP6tlmS
Retweeted by Mark Niesse @julian_bene @IamKingWilliams @watchthehood 6/9 mail: 1.55M apps, 1.15M returned. 74.2% 6/9 day of: 883,276 Other… https://t.co/yNQ2GOVRsM
Retweeted by Mark Niesse @julian_bene @IamKingWilliams @watchthehood I think we get to 5.2-5.5M votes and the breakdown probably looks like:… https://t.co/7bVYZADqTG
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10/15
2020
Why early voting slowed to a crawl in many precincts across Georgia this week — heavy turnout is just partly to bla… https://t.co/O3tvwsanHo
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVoting slowed to a crawl across Georgia this week in large part because of check-in computers that couldn’t handle… https://t.co/FPPVWENXOrnew this morning --> DeKalb Dems chairman calls for resignation of county elections officials https://t.co/OQbvUJ2cZK #gapol
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVoter in Fulton County, GA, voting yesterday at State Farm Arena, in downtown Atlanta, in under 22 minutes. Great w… https://t.co/afU7CSk1O3
Retweeted by Mark NiesseONE IN TEN registered voters in Georgia have already cast their ballots as of 10/13. #gapol 742,893 votes are in… https://t.co/vQaDd7VZi7
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10/14
2020
Georgia Democratic are focused on winning more Legislative seats, but they are playing defense on this one. From… https://t.co/O6bFAYgZfX
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVoters who requested an absentee ballot but later decide they want to vote in-person are allowed to do so in Georgi… https://t.co/PwqZMDmxjWA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday over long lines at the polls in Georgia, deciding that election officia… https://t.co/LowM3LJ3W0A federal judge has denied an effort to require higher numbers of emergency paper ballots at Georgia polling places… https://t.co/G202aNWijRAnd nowhere close to where peak early-voting turnout will likely reach. On the busiest early voting day four years… https://t.co/9d4O5TOc1O
Retweeted by Mark NiesseAbout 128,000 Georgia voters went to the polls Monday, more than on any other first day of in-person early voting i… https://t.co/jH0EjxZUQEHere we go https://t.co/Trc1F1Ujc1
Retweeted by Mark NiesseNEW: Presidential candidates send family to Georgia as early voting starts. w/ @bluestein https://t.co/EiOvlPFQdD
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10/13
2020
A helpful Q&A on absentee ballots by @markniesse 🗳 This seems to be a pretty popular question these days: "Can I d… https://t.co/qUmwrGMM97
Retweeted by Mark NiesseUpdated: A mass of motivated Georgia voters overloaded polling places on the first day of early voting Monday, many… https://t.co/Y7v6goYs2KGwinnett spokesman tells me "Anyone in line at 5 can vote. All of the other locations are open until 7. Anyone in l… https://t.co/bHcjDzUbUh
Retweeted by Mark NiesseIf you, by chance, don’t want to be photographed while I’m working, please feel free to speak to me and let me know… https://t.co/46MoynC56t
Retweeted by Mark NiesseHeavy turnout creates lines as polls open in Georgia for early voting. https://t.co/f1iwfkdXhn https://t.co/TVPe7O0PW1
Retweeted by Mark NiesseGwinnett estimates 7-hour wait at its elections office early voting location. Ouch. https://t.co/lUrL0X7Rl4 https://t.co/Z6PwDtWC8PIn and out in about 40 minutes at Coan Park in Dekalb. LOTS of people returning absentee ballots to vote in person.… https://t.co/QPkor4kesA
Retweeted by Mark NiesseVideo was clipped. Here is the rest of the line. https://t.co/b3NReU4H3q
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThe High Museum early voting location line is long. Like, hours long. One woman who was 68th in line this morning t… https://t.co/TieMY1QHbl
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThe line of voters at George Pierce Park in Suwanee.... https://t.co/3stVPEuyZp
Retweeted by Mark NiesseGood morning! Voting is underway at @StateFarmArena here in downtown Atlanta. This is believed to be the largest ea… https://t.co/qggWgEsI8j
Retweeted by Mark NiesseCobb County shows wait times of 2 hours and up at most arly voting sites: https://t.co/UvuUpOx84XProbably a couple hundred folks lined up to vote at Mountain Park early voting site in Gwinnett County https://t.co/p6iPGdFsb6
Retweeted by Mark NiesseEarly voting lasts three weeks in Georgia. Voters can avoid lines by casting their ballots at a less busy time late… https://t.co/Su17PUHRoNLines were expected at the start of early voting in Georgia. Election officials say they anticipated high interest,… https://t.co/sBacSAgKQbEager Georgia voters swarmed to polling places Monday morning for the start of three weeks of early voting before E… https://t.co/OsuJmQa0eCPolls are open in Georgia for the presidential election. Thousands of voters will cast their ballots today, the sta… https://t.co/xUkpDTTI2W @dufort_jeanne Good point. Article has been updated.A guide as early voting begins in Georgia. https://t.co/MQA7nFcKAq https://t.co/xpNq3PtpJs
Retweeted by Mark NiesseNew: decision comes just as early, in-person voting is about to start in Georgia #gapol https://t.co/OyRXxPDhTy
Retweeted by Mark NiesseA federal judge has once again denied an effort to throw out Georgia’s touchscreen voting computers because of elec… https://t.co/NcMzYyT1PQ
10/12
2020
Fleet of 100 vans ready to take 100,000 metro Atlanta voters to polls https://t.co/l6kjf7hIiY
Retweeted by Mark NiesseWhy early voting matters more than ever in Georgia this election cycle #gapol https://t.co/TJajF15xEm
Retweeted by Mark NiesseWith in-person voting starting TOMORROW in what is expected to be the highest-turnout election in state history, El… https://t.co/18gNO3htal
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10/11
2020
With in-person voting starting Monday in what is expected to be the highest-turnout election in state history, the… https://t.co/HECzU7Y0cJ
Retweeted by Mark NiesseSince Georgia’s chaotic primary last spring, election officials have scrambled to prevent another debacle. With in-… https://t.co/QYoWpOFAMH
10/10
2020
@mygodapodcast @JimWoodPMP @ChanceDawg19 @SevenSixApparel @jeffdantzlertv @960theref @BD_illustratedhttps://t.co/qLSq0r1aqW
Retweeted by Mark NiesseThe latest @wsbtv Poll: Warnock soars ahead in wild Georgia U.S. Senate race, while the race for president and Perd… https://t.co/1jQd5dFBBb
Retweeted by Mark NiesseEarly voting begins Monday ahead of the Georgia general election: https://t.co/JQicrhbBI8Your Voter Guide for the 2020 election in Georgia: the biggest races, how to vote and full coverage from @ajc:… https://t.co/2quJMjHy4GAdoptions from foster care are "trending up" in Georgia, and this Newnan family has contributed to that trend. Read… https://t.co/ertyHKoOXh
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10/9
2020

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