Political Rewind: Differing tones in new primary ads; Greene to testify; A dip in voter registration
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
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.
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.
- A challenge to Greene's candidacy goes before a state administrative judge today.
- It cites her words and actions around the U.S. Capitol attack.
- Greene is expected to testify.
- GPB's Stephen Fowler reports the challenge is unlikely to be successful.
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.