An illustration of televisions depicting red and blue flags.
Credit: Sam Bermas-Dawes, GPB News

The panel:

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

Charles Bullock — Richard B. Russell Chair in political science, University of Georgia

Rick Dent — Vice president Matrix Communications        

Jim Galloway — Former columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown:

1. Georgia candidates strike different tones in new ads as May's primary approach. 

  • In a new ad, Stacey Abrams talks to undecided voters on the fence about voting for a Democrat. 
  • In the gubernatorial race, David Perdue sees a $2 million boost.

Dr. Andra Gillespie said Georgia is an interesting case study for how Black candidates can be successful fundraisers.

2. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to appear in a court hearing today in a challenge filed by voters seeking to expel her from the ballot.

3. Lower rates of voter registration through automatic process draw suspicion.

  • The number of people registering to vote while applying for a Georgia driver's license dipped, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Mark Niesse reported.
  • 80% of Georgians applying for a license registered to vote before the change to the DDS website.
    • After the change, rates dropped to 40%.
  • Reporting found a subtle change to the state's website caused the dip.
    • The website was changed back following publicity of the change.


Monday on Political Rewind:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins our panel.