A voter in Atlanta holds up their sticker.

Georgia took to the polls early Tuesday morning to cast ballots in consequential local races—including the crowded contest for Atlanta mayor.

Credit: Riley Bunch, GPB News

Wednesday on Political Rewind: The race for mayor of Atlanta is headed for a runoff. City Council President Felicia Moore secured her spot handily. The second place spot, and a ticket to the runoffs, was undecided as the sun rose on Wednesday morning.

Incumbent mayors in a number of Georgia cities fought off challenges from progressive candidates. What do the results tell us about the mood of voters right now?

Democrats across the country felt a chill looking toward to 2022 today as the state of Virginia elected a Republican governor. What does the GOP upset victory tell us about next year's races in Georgia?

Plus, we previewed the redistricting session, which is underway at the state Capitol.


Dr. Andra Gillespie — Professor of political science and director at James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University

Dr. Karen Owen — Professor of political science, University of West Georgia

Donna Lowry — Host, Georgia Public Broadcasting's Lawmakers

Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution