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Political Rewind: Abortion ban overturned; Trump announces 2024 run; Lawsuit over Saturday voting
Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia
Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rick Dent, political ad expert and vice president, Matrix Communications
Tia Mitchell, @ajconwashington, Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Judge Robert McBurney ruled that the so-called "heartbeat law" violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it was enacted.
- The ruling has already been appealed, and could quickly go to the state's Supreme Court.
- Georgia's law was passed by state lawmakers by one vote and signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in 2019.
- Greg Bluestein says that legislators would face an uphill battle trying to pass a new abortion law this session.
- The 45th president attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 election and inspired a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
- If Trump wins, he will be the first president since Grover Cleveland to get back to the White House after losing his bid for reelection.
- During his announcement, Trump urged Georgia voters to cast their ballots for Herschel Walker in the Senate runoff.
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Warnock for Georgia campaign and the Democratic Party of Georgia are challenging a bulletin from the secretary of state's office.
- The bulletin says counties may not offer early voting on Saturday, Nov. 26, because of a 2016 state law that prevents certain Saturday voting if a state holiday is immediately before or after that date.
- The Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and a Friday state holiday (formerly used to celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday) prevent early voting.
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