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Political Rewind: Morning after election, results reveal Georgia voters' picks for general election
Dr. Andra Gillespie — Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University
Dr. Alan Abramowitz — Professor emeritus of political science, Emory University
Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tia Mitchell — Washington correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Voters went to the polls yesterday to pick their party's nominations for the general election.
- Gov. Brian Kemp trounced challenger David Perdue, winning by a resounding lead.
- After month of polling with Kemp in a solid lead, voters gave him the Republican gubernatorial nomination by a 3-to-1 margin.
- Perdue conceded around 8:30 p.m.
- In the secretary of state Republican primary, incumbent Brad Raffensperger beat back a challenge from a Trump-backed challenger.
- Jody Hice's loss to Raffensperger was one of several results on the ballot where a Trump-backed candidate was defeated.
- John King won the GOP nomination for the state insurance and safety fire commissioner, beating back a Trump-endorsed challenger.
2. Following primary, Democratic voters look ahead to uphill fight in competitive general election.
- Primary night made Stacey Abrams' nomination to the Democratic gubernatorial ticket official.
3. After another mass shooting at an American school, will there be a legislative response?
- More than 20 people, mostly young children, were murdered at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
- Legislation to address America's epidemic of gun violence is unlikely to pass, Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell said, partly because of the Senate filibuster.
- Georgia lawmakers and candidates weighed in on the horrific shooting, reigniting debates over gun control.
This afternoon on Political Rewind:
Join us live at 2 p.m. for further coverage of the primary results and a look ahead to the general election.