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The Latest: 15 arrests at Georgia Capitol vote demonstration

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor s race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week s election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of Public Safety said in an emailed statement Tuesday that demonstrators were charged with misdemeanors under a law that makes it illegal to disrupt meetings of the state legislature with loud, threatening, or abusive language. Democratic state Sen. Nikema Williams was among those arrested and taken to the Fulton County jail. Police ordered dozens of demonstrators to disperse from the...

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