Political Rewind: Record early voting turnout, so far; Warnock joins lawmakers seeking to codify Roe
Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of political science, Georgia State University
Chuck Williams — Reporter, WRBL-TV in Columbus
Jim Galloway — Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rafael Olavarria — Reporter, Univision
1. The first week of early voting sees high turnout, but will record numbers continue?
- Around 130,000 voted so far in the first four days of early voting, according to GeorgiaVotes.com.
- It's a 216% increase over four years ago, when 42,000 voted in the same time period.
2. Leak of U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion makes waves in Georgia.
- Warnock says he would vote for federal law enshrining Roe v. Wade, and vote to end filibuster law too.
- The New York Times' Linda Greenhouse wrote Roe is also about a doctor's ability to make the best choices for patients without risking prosecution and prison.
3. Georgia High School Athletic Association makes a controversial decision on trans athletes in sports.
- The GHSAA executive committee ruled earlier this week to unanimously bar trans athletes from competitions aligned with their gender identity.
- Instead, they now must compete with the gender trans athletes were assigned at birth.
- It is unknown how many Georgia student-athletes this ruling could impact.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins the panel to discuss spending in 2022's election ads.