Hyundai plant groundbreaking

Gov. Brian Kemp (center) is greeted by a robot during the ceremonial groundbreaking of Hyundai Motor Group's planned electric vehicle plant in Bryan County.

Credit: Benjamin Payne / GPB News


The panel: 

Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor in chief, The Current

Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News

Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


1. A million Georgians have cast their ballots already during early voting. 

  • According to, women and Black voters are turning out in record numbers. 
  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Friday. Early voting closes Nov. 4. 
    • You can check on your registration and polling place here.


2. Hyuandi plant breaks ground near Savannah.

  •  Hyundai held a groundbreaking ceremony in Bryan County for its planned electric vehicle and battery plant.
  • The $5.5 billion factory is set to open in 2025.
    • It aims to produce 300,000 vehicles a year and employ 8,100 workers.

LISTEN: Riley Bunch on the power of incumbency.

3. Stacey Abrams continues to push for an expansion of Medicaid. 

  • The Democrat says she wants to use the state's budget surplus to expand medicaid.

    • The move would help 500,000 uninsured Georgians.
  • Meanwhile, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp wants to use the surplus to provide more immediate tax breaks.


4. Sen. Raphael Warnock warns of a runoff threatening Thanksgiving. 

  • Within the margin of error in most polls, neither Warnock or Herschel Walker have the 50% of votes needed to avoid a runoff. 

    • Libertarian Chase Oliver has enough support to split the vote.
  • In a new ad, the Democrat and incumbent warns voters that runoffs could run into the Thanksgiving holiday. 
  • Meanwhile, Herschel Walker is teaming up with fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. 

LISTEN: Greg Bluestein weighs in on the chances of a runoff running into Thanksgiving.


5. No ruling on Georgia's abortion law until after the election.

  • Judge Robert McBurney says he likely won't rule on the matter until after Nov. 8. 

LISTEN: Riley Bunch on the timing of abortion ruling.

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