Entity: Cobb County - Georgia

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Open Records Request to Cobb County, Georgia, for Records Regarding Detained Voters

May 20, 2020
Open records request to Cobb County, Georgia, for records — including communications, directives, and protocols — regarding absentee ballot request forms for detained voters who have not been convicted of a felony or are completing sentences for misdemeanors.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

Open Records Request to Cobb County, Georgia, for Records Relating to Phone Charges in Jails

May 12, 2020
Open records request to the Cobb County, Georgia Sheriff’s office requesting records relating to phone charges in jails during the coronavirus pandemic.

News Roundup: Protecting the Right to Vote During a Pandemic

May 1, 2020
Like many things in today’s politics, mail-in voting has become a political flashpoint as the November election gets closer.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

Open Records Request to Cobb County, Georgia, for Records Regarding Election Signature Matching

April 24, 2020
Open records request to Cobb County, Georgia, for records regarding election signature matching including formal policies, memos, and directives.

Open Records Request to Cobb County, Georgia, for Records Related to Election Staff Reduction

April 23, 2020
Open records request to Cobb County, Georgia, for records sufficient to identify the total number of election staff and poll workers available to facilitate upcoming elections. This request also asks for communications sent or received by county officials concerning staffing decisions, such as reassignments, precinct closures, or schedule delays.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

Open Records Request to Cobb County, Georgia, for Records Concerning Public Voting Demonstrations

March 24, 2020
Open records request to Cobb County, Georgia, for records concerning specific public voting demonstrations.