Voting rights

Stacey Abrams to launch voting rights program in lieu of running for president

In this image, Abrams speaks to a crowd while holding a microphone.
Stacey Abrams speaks to a crowd in downtown Atlanta. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president in 2020 and instead plans to launch a new voting rights program called Fair Fight 2020, the New York Times reports.

Context: Abrams lost Georgia's governor's race in 2018 to Gov. Brian Kemp, who she later described as an "architect of voter suppression." Kemp removed around 107,000 people from Georgia's voter rolls in 2017 for not voting in previous elections, amid a large-scale purge that affected about half a million voters.

San Francisco's IPO tax won't be on the ballot until 2020

illustration of a torn up ballot
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

San Francisco's IPO tax is dead! Long live San Francisco's IPO tax!

The backdrop: Voters were to be asked this November to approve a corporate tax increase on stock-based compensation from 0.38% to 1.5%. It would have been retroactive to May 7, just days before Uber went public.