Credit: Cobb County Elections
Political Rewind: Republicans mobilize election volunteers, teachers go back to school
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stan Washington, @StanWashington, Editor-at-large, The Atlanta Voice
Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, Political reporter GPB News,
Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, Professor of law, Georgia State University
1. The ACLU has refiled a lawsuit against Georgia's new abortion law.
- The ACLU hopes to get the suit in front of the Georgia Supreme Court in order to use the privacy law protected in Article 20 of the state constitution.
- According to a recent AJC poll, a majority of Georgians did not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned. That may impact election turnout.
2. Georgia Republicans restrict access to ballot drop boxes.
- A new state election law restricts access to ballot drop boxes. In a joint investigation, Stephen Fowler finds that this most impacts voters in urban and suburban areas.
- Stan Washington calls efforts to make voting harder a "scorched earth" policy.
3. As teachers get ready to go back to school, they will be restricted on teaching topics around race and gender.
- Although teachers received raises ahead of the new semester, some worry that banning the teaching of "divisive concepts" will have a chilling effect on hiring.
- Tanya Washington says new Georgia legislation "deputizes parents" to confront teachers on teaching materials that make them uncomfortable.
4. After claiming the 2020 election results were fraudulent, Republicans are enlisting election volunteers and disputing individual voter records.
- Under Georgia law, individual voters may challenge the eligibility of other voters, which prompts an investigation.
Monday on Political Rewind: Former Rep. Buddy Darden joins the panel.