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Political Rewind: Sen. Graham must testify; Abrams appeals to Black men; Mar-a-Lago warrant unsealed
Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, Professor of political science and director, pre-law, Morehouse College
Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, Editor in chief, The Current
Maria Saporta, @mariasaporta , Editor, The Saporta Report
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, Political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Sen. Lindsey Graham must come to Georgia to testify in Fulton County probe.
- The senator from South Carolina placed two calls to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the 2020 election to ask about voting procedures/absentee ballots.
- Graham and his lawyers argued that his actions were protected under the Speech or Debate Clause’s protections, but that appeal was struck down this morning in court.
- Former President Trump's former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is slated to testifythis Wednesday.
2. Abrams is behind in the polls with Black male voters.
- An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll last month showed the Democratic nominee for governor was behind projections with Black voters, with about 80% of the vote.
- Abrams is also significantly trailing Gov. Brian Kemp among male voters, 57% to 33%.
3. Abrams is all in on legalizing gambling while Kemp folds.
- Abrams made the announcement at an economic address last week.
- Abrams also intends to expand the HOPE scholarship to students with "C" averages and add a need-based scholarship for students.
- Meanwhile, her incumbent opponent Gov. Kemp did not signal he would legalize gambling.
4. Mar-a-Lago warrants are unsealed by the Department of Justice.
- The records reveal the FBI removed 11 classified documents while executing last week's search at the 45th president's home.
5. Worries about rising gun violence in the metro Atlanta area.
- Mayor Andre Dickens made a rare appearance at an Atlanta City Council meeting last week.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tamar Hallerman joins us.