State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson) officially launched his campaign for lieutenant governor of Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Sen. Burt Jones is one of sixteen state GOP officials who received a target letter from the Fulton County special grand jury. Jones, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, filed a motion to disqualify DA Fani Willis from the case.

Credit: Stephen Fowler / GPB News

The panel

Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, emeritus professor of political science, Emory University

Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kendra A. King Momon, political science professor, Oglethorpe University

Rick Dent, vice president, Matrix Communications


The breakdown 

1. Fake GOP electors targeted in Fulton County special grand jury probe

  • All 16 electors who tried to certify results that former President Trump won the election have all been informed that they could face criminal charges. 
  • GPB's Stephen Fowler reports 11 of the fake GOP electors, including party chairman David Shafer, filed a motion seeking to halt future testimony. 
  • Greg Bluestein reports Gov. Brian Kemp will testify in the probe tomorrow.


2. Stacey Abrams clarifies her stance on defunding the police.

  • Kemp's campaign has an ad highlighting a CNN interview where Abrams answers the question about defunding the police. 

    • Rick Dent notes that Abrams' campaign didn't respond quickly, which might harm her image.


3. Herschel Walker's campaign goes through a revamp. 

  • Leading up to the primary, Walker spent time speaking at various private events and did not debate other GOP nominees. 
  • Now, Walker has committed to debating incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and has several scheduled public appearances. 


Thursday on Political Rewind:  GPB News' Riley Bunch joins the panel.