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Tuesday on Political Rewind: The partisan fight to define Georgia’s new election law continues. SB 202 shapes how ballots are cast, votes are processed and who oversees the state’s elections. 

Republicans insist the law establishes a consistent electoral framework across the state and will raise voter confidence in elections. Opponents call the bill an overt effort to suppress the votes of a growing, diverse Democratic electorate in the state.

It is no surprise the 98-page omnibus bill, filed in the final hours of the 2021 session, might lead Georgians to wonder just how lawmakers have reshaped elections. Our panel attempts to answer your questions while digging into the weeds of the bill.

Rep. Teri Anulewicz — State Representative (D-Smyrna)

Leo Smith — Political Consultant and President, Engaged Futures Group

Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution