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Kristina Torres

Kristina Torres joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2003, and currently covers state government, politics and the Legislature. She has nearly two decades of reporting experience, including in Colorado, South Carolina and Minnesota. A Colorado native, Torres graduated from the University of Colorado in 1994. The Atlanta Press Club named her a 2010 finalist for print journalist of the year.

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Outages force two North Fulton early voting places to stay open late
 Two early voting locations in north Fulton County have stayed open late Friday due to Internet outages that have caused delays in checking voters into the polls. Complaints about the resulting long lines at early voting locations sites at Roswell Library and Ocee Library in Johns Creek have been received by the Georgia Secretary of State&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Two early voting locations in north Fulton County have stayed open late Friday due to Internet outages that have caused delays in checking voters into the polls. Complaints about the resulting long lines at early voting locations sites at Roswell Library and Ocee Library in Johns Creek have been received by the Georgia Secretary of State&rsquo...
Georgia special election’s early voters older, white — but split by party
 White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...

Posted: 8 days ago

White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...
Last day to vote early in Georgia’s 6th District special election
 Early voting ends today for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. The deadline comes as more than 46,000 ballots have already been cast in the election. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started March 27, with each county as of...

Posted: 8 days ago

Early voting ends today for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. The deadline comes as more than 46,000 ballots have already been cast in the election. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started March 27, with each county as of...
Despite attention, Georgia’s 6th District doesn’t have many new voters
 Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...

Posted: 9 days ago

Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...
6th District early voting soars past 32,000
 Early voting totals have soared past 32,000 for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started March 27 and ends Friday, with each county as of this week opening at least two polling locations where...

Posted: 10 days ago

Early voting totals have soared past 32,000 for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started March 27 and ends Friday, with each county as of this week opening at least two polling locations where...
Little uncertainty among voters as Georgia special election nears end
 Early voting in the northern Atlanta suburbs has been underway since March 27 in a steady if uneven stream, raising expectations of a better than average turnout for the 6th Congressional District special election. Both major parties have pulled out all the stops in a ramped-up effort to get people to the polls. Now, with less than a...

Posted: 10 days ago

Early voting in the northern Atlanta suburbs has been underway since March 27 in a steady if uneven stream, raising expectations of a better than average turnout for the 6th Congressional District special election. Both major parties have pulled out all the stops in a ramped-up effort to get people to the polls. Now, with less than a...
Little uncertainty among voters as Georgia special election nears end
 To show you how hot the 6th Congressional District special election is in the northern Atlanta suburbs, Lynn and Sheila Keeney made the five-minute drive to Cobb County’s main elections office in Marietta only to sheepishly turn around without voting. The nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price has drawn...

Posted: 11 days ago

To show you how hot the 6th Congressional District special election is in the northern Atlanta suburbs, Lynn and Sheila Keeney made the five-minute drive to Cobb County’s main elections office in Marietta only to sheepishly turn around without voting. The nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price has drawn...
Early voting in Georgia’s April 18 special election surpasses 21,000
 A solid turnout Saturday has pushed early voting totals past 21,000 for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started two weeks ago and ends Friday, with each county as of this week opening at least...

Posted: 12 days ago

A solid turnout Saturday has pushed early voting totals past 21,000 for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price. Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties for the election started two weeks ago and ends Friday, with each county as of this week opening at least...
Will recent breach derail KSU’s election center contract with Georgia?
 The Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University has since its founding in 2002 worked solely and exclusively for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, having helped with every election held in the state since then. But with the center’s contract expiring June 30 and federal officials confirming a breach at the...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University has since its founding in 2002 worked solely and exclusively for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, having helped with every election held in the state since then. But with the center’s contract expiring June 30 and federal officials confirming a breach at the...
Here’s how to vote Saturday in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race
 Nearly 15,000 voters had cast early ballots as of Friday morning as Georgia prepares for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price.  Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties started nearly two weeks ago and will include this Saturday, when at least one...

Posted: 15 days ago

Nearly 15,000 voters had cast early ballots as of Friday morning as Georgia prepares for a key April 18 special election that includes the nationally watched race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price.  Early voting in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties started nearly two weeks ago and will include this Saturday, when at least one...
Author of ‘campus rape’ bill complains of threats
 A powerful member of the Georgia Legislature has asked law enforcement officials to look into harassing emails and social media posts targeting him and his staff after he tried to pass the so-called campus rape bill. State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, said he has contacted both Capitol police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

Posted: 16 days ago

A powerful member of the Georgia Legislature has asked law enforcement officials to look into harassing emails and social media posts targeting him and his staff after he tried to pass the so-called campus rape bill. State Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, said he has contacted both Capitol police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...