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Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian; Campaigns in suburbs
Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University
Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV’s Lawmakers
Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Gov. Brian Kemp declares a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian's landfall in Georgia.
- Right now the storm is almost listed as a powerful Category 5 as it makes landfall in Florida.
- At this time it is expected to hit the Georgia coast later this week.
- Greg Bluestein recalls how weather events can affect political races, when he recalled the "snowpocalypse" in Atlanta in 2014.
- The incumbent had largely focused his reelection efforts in rural Georgia.
- Tuesday, the Republican campaigned with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in the Atlanta suburbs.
- GPB's Donna Lowry talks about how campaigns have created classroom culture wars.
3. Activists flood election offices with challenges
- The New York Times reports groups in Georgia have challenged at least 65,000 voter registrations across eight counties.
- The push continues around the "big lie" that there was election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
- Amy Steigerwalt says it is fair to make sure election rolls are accurate, but this latest push is highly partisan.
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