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Political Rewind: Addressing Crime, An Uptick In Coronavirus Cases, And The Election Law In Georgia
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he’ll ask the General Assembly to pass laws to fight crime during a special session of the legislature later this year. The session’s primary mission will be to redraw political maps based on new census data. But Kemp has the power to add measures to combat violent crime, especially in Atlanta, to the agenda.
Plus, we look at the outcome of the U.S. Senate field hearing examining Georgia’s new voting law.
Also: Georgia is seeing an uptick of COVID-19 cases, as the highly contagious nature of the delta variant collides with the large percentage of unvaccinated people in the state. In the past week, hospitalizations statewide are up 30% — and all but a handful of the patients are unvaccinated.
Dr. Andra Gillespie — Professor of political science and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University
Dr. Audrey Haynes — Professor of political science and director of the Applied Science program, University of Georgia
Adam Van Brimmer — Editorial page editor, Savannah Morning News
Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution