Gwinnett

A record number of Georgians cast votes in the midterm elections this year. Contested races went into the early hours of the morning, and the contest for governor failed to produce an immediate winner.

GPB's Bill Nigut and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Maya Prabhu stopped by "On Second Thought" to give results and analysis of down-ballot races.

What's In A Name? | Webb Gin House Road

Aug 13, 2018
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Webb Gin House Road is located off the end of Ronald Reagan Parkway in Snellville, Ga. 


Political Rewind: Russian Hacking Beyond Elections

Aug 3, 2018
John Amis / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, emails obtained by a voter security group show that Georgia officials knew about “critical vulnerabilities” in the electronic voting system less than a month before the November election. While the threat of Russian interference in US elections remains a top concern, should Georgia and other states across the country also be concerned about other areas of vulnerability?


GPB: Taylor Gantt

 

Gwinnett County is fast becoming one of the most diverse areas in all of Georgia, and even throughout the southeast.

 

The county has been experiencing a cultural shift over the years.  

 

In fact, white residents no longer make up the majority of the county’s registered voters, and last year’s elections are proof of that.

 

In Norcross, councilman Craig Newton became Gwinnett’s first-ever black mayor.

 

 

Taylor Gantt / GPB News

The Gwinnett Braves could soon be the Buttons. Or the Big Mouths. Or the Lambchops.

Those are some of the choices in an online vote for a new name for the Atlanta Braves’ largest minor league affiliate.

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Gwinnett County isn’t all white, but its county commission is and always has been.

 

The county has undergone a radical demographic transition in recent decades, but the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners has never had a non-white member.

That could change this year.

For the first time in history, white voters no longer make up the majority of Gwinnett’s registered voters, and that could tip the scales for one African-American county commission candidate: Democrat Jim Shealey.

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Gwinnett County is the most diverse county in the Southeast, but the area is represented almost entirely by white officials. And now, a lawsuit by a coalition of voting rights groups alleges that minority votes are being weakened by unfair district lines.  

We speak with a trio of local experts about how much political representation and race matter in multicultural communities.