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Political Rewind: Abortion law threatens business; Domestic abuse in ads; Hispanic voters ignored
Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science, Emory University
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rafael Olavarria, @RafaelOlavarria, fact checker, Factchequeado
Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, professor of law, Georgia State University
1. State business owners say Georgia's new strict abortion law will put them at a competitive disadvantage.
- While the state's largest corporations were absent, the open letter from small and midrange businesses could represent national attitudes about doing business with Georgia and Georgians.
- This comes as The New York Times reports that Democrats are concerned that voters won't turn out for Stacey Abrams. Issues like severe abortion restrictions may influence turnout.
2. Georgia's population of Hispanic voters continue to gain power in the electorate. But they report feeling underprioritized by their elected leaders.
- Per the Georgia Recorder, 59% of Georgia's Latino voters say the country is going in the wrong direction. For the first time, abortion ranks as one of their top 5 issues.
- 74% of Latino voters reported that abortion should stay legal, regardless of their personal religious beliefs.
- Inflation also dominates voters' concerns.
3. Both Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker's campaigns run ads accusing the other of domestic abuse.
- Both ads prominently feature allegations of violence towards women.
- Herschel Walker has notably spun reaction to Warnock's ad as a symptom of a mental health crisis.
Friday on Political Rewind: Former AJC columnist Jim Galloway joins the panel.