Herschel Walker holds up badge.

During the debate, Herschel Walker flashed a badge "prop" that was not allowed, according to the event's rules.

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The panel:

Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus, political science, Emory University

Kendra King Momon, professor of political science, Oglethorpe University

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, political reporter, GPB News


The breakdown:

1. Early voting begins today across Georgia. 

  • Early voting will remain open through Nov. 4. 
  • You can find your local polling place here.
  •  More than 200,000 people have requested mail ballots already, with an Oct. 28 deadline.


2. Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock faced off in Savannah. 

  • The pair faced off for an hourlong debate Friday night. 

    • Warnock hit Walker about several falsehoods from his campaign...
    • ...while Walker tied Warnock's voting record to an unpopular President Biden.
  • Walker also backtracked on his previous support for a total federal ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest or health of the mother, now saying he supports Georgia’s law. 
  • Libertarian Chase Oliver, who will be on the ballot, was not invited to participate in this debate organized by Nexstar Media, but Oliver was on stage with Warnock at an Atlanta Press Club-sponsored debate Sunday.

LISTEN: Patricia Murphy on Chase Oliver's role in the gubernatorial race.


3. Gov. Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams will take the debate stage tonight. 

  • The two faced off back in the 2018 race for governor, where Abrams narrowly lost by 55,000 votes. 
  • Most polls show the incumbent, Kemp, with a small lead over the Georgia Democrat. 
  • You can watch tonight's debate on GPB-TV at 7 p.m. or listen on the air. 

LISTEN: Kendra King Momon on Stacey Abrams ahead of her scheduled Atlanta Press Club debate tonight.


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