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Political Rewind: 1 million Georgians cast votes; Hyundai plant breaks ground; Walker joins Greene
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 Georgiavotes.com, 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.
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.
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.
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