Brian Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp delivers an update on COVID-19 in Georgia. He does not believe a mask mandate is necessary for Georgians to "do the right thing."

Credit: Stephen Fowler

The panel: 

Charlie Hayslett, @charliehayslett, author, Trouble in God’s Country

Chauncey Alcorn, reporter, Capital B Atlanta

Riley Bunch, public policy reporter, GPB News

Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown:

1. Gov. Brian Kemp will testify in Fulton County probe. 

  • The incumbent governor must testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to influence the 2020 election.

    • Kemp's lawyer's argued that he was immune to testify because of his duties as governor. 
    • He will now appear in court before November. 


2. Lower birthrates are seen in 123 of Georgia's 159 counties. 

  • Charlie Hayslett says this is up from 118 counties in 2020.
  • Chauncey Alcorn says this isn't a phenomenon linked to Georgia, but something we're seeing statewide. 

LISTEN: Chauncey Alcorn weighs in on Georgia's low birth rates


3. Engaging Black voters in 2022 midterms 

  • Chauncey Alcorn says Black voters want to see more movement on political agendas in the areas of criminal justice reform and economic relief.


Wednesday on Political Rewind: Greg Bluestein joins the panel.