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Political Rewind: Kemp testifies in Fulton probe; Trump-backed Lake loses Arizona; Saturday voting
Adam Van Brimmer, @adamvanbrimmer, editor-In-chief of the opinion page, Savannah Morning News
Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV’s Lawmakers
Meg Kinnard, @MegKinnardAP, political and legal affairs reporter, Associated Press
Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Gov. Kemp testifies in Fulton probe about interference in the 2020 election.
- Kemp's testimony comes after winning his reelection bid last week.
- Unlike other high-profile witnesses, Kemp is not a target in the probe which centers on if Donald Trump interfered with the 2020 elections.
- In the same Fulton County probe, Sen. Lindsey Graham has lost all his appeals to avoid testifying.
- Lake, a former news anchor, lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs.
- Hobbs is Arizona's current secretary of state.
- The loss comes as it's widely reported that Trump may announce his 2024 bid tonight.
- Meg Kinnard explains how the Associated Press called this race.
3. Trump's 2024 announcement could affect the Senate runoff.
- The 45th president has signaled he'll make a big announcement at Mar-a-Lago tonight.
- Adam Van Brimmer speaks about how Trump's announcement could influence Georgia's runoff and energize voters as control of the Senate is already decided.
- The Georgia Democratic Party and Warnock's campaign filed suit against the state of Georgia to allow Saturday voting ahead of the Senate runoff.
- A 2016 state law banned Saturday voting within two days of a state or national holiday.
- With a shortened runoff schedule, voters can't go to the polls after the Thanksgiving holiday and the Friday state holiday, formerly known as Robert E. Lee Day.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Emory's Andra Gillespie and the AJC's Greg Bluestein join us.