Jane Doe accuses Herschel Walker of paying for an abortion.

2nd woman who accused Herschel Walker of paying for abortion speaks to Good Morning America.

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The panel: 

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

Claire Sanders, @SandersPolitics, senior lecturer of political science, Georgia College

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University


The breakdown 

1. Second woman who claims Herschel Walker paid for abortion speaks out on Good Morning America. 

  • The woman remains anonymous but claims she had a six-year affair with Walker in the 1990s. 
  • She says the Republican candidate for Senate pressured her into getting an abortion by claiming, "she would not be safe and the child would not be safe." 
  • The Walker campaign continues to deny these claims. 

LISTEN: Claire Sanders speaks on the timing of the Walker accuser's interview.

2. New and final poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Senate race is in a dead heat. 

  • Race shows Herschel Walker (R) and Incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) are polling at 46% and 45%, respectively. 

    • Libertarian Chase Oliver has gleaned 5% of the vote. 
  • The poll puts Gov. Brian Kemp (R) at over the 50% needed to avoid a runoff against Stacey Abrams (D).
    • Abrams is polling stronger with Black voters, gaining 87% of that electorate. 
  • In the races for lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state, Republican candidates lead.
  • Younger voters are the largest registered group in Georgia, but they aren't showing up to the polls. 

LISTEN: Alan Abramowitz speaks on methodology on the latest AJC/UGA poll.


3. Affirmative action case argued in Supreme Court. 

  • The justices are revisiting decades of precedent upheld over the years by narrow court majorities that included Republican-appointed justices. 
  • While Justice Clarence Thomas heard arguments he said, "I've heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don't have a clue what it means."
    • Thomas is a Black native son of Pin Point, Ga. 
  • If affirmative action is reversed, it could disrupt college admissions. 

LISTEN: Tammy Greer speaks on affirmative action.


Wednesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.