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Political Rewind: House GOP proposes election security bill; Kemp qualifies; Lawmakers oppose Russia
Amy Steigerwalt —Professor of political science, Georgia State University
Charles Bullock — Professor of political science, University of Georgia
Donna Lowry — Host, GPB-TV’s Lawmakers
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Republicans in the Georgia House propose an election security bill.
- HB 1464 would allow public inspections of ballot boxes and allow the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to target election fraud.
- The bill could get a vote from a committee as soon as today.
- Opponents of the bill say that SB 202, which passed last year, already addresses election security concerns.
- That bill limited drop boxes and required more voter ID for absentee ballots, among other things.
- GPB's Stephen Fowler released a new Battleground: Ballot Box episode talking about the effects of SB202.
2. Incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp qualifies for reelection run.
- His chief GOP challenger, David Perdue, qualified on Wednesday.
- Democratic rival Stacey Abrams qualified on Tuesday.
- Abrams came within 55,000 votes in her race against Kemp in 2018.
3. Georgia's corporate giants react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- Last week several Georgia-based companies, including Delta Air Lines, announced a halt to their business in Russia.
- The state House passed a resolution condemning Russia's "barbaric" attacks.
- The state Senate passed legislation to prohibit Russian companies from bidding on state contracts.
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