The panel

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

Maya King, @mayaaking, politics reporter, New York Times

Chuck Williams, @chuckwilliams, reporter, WRBL-TV, Columbus

Gbemende Johnson, @GbemendeJ, professor of political science, University of Georgia


The breakdown

1. Herschel Walker is under scrutiny after he claimed a Texas house as his primary residence.

LISTEN: Greg Bluestein speaks on questions surrounding Herschel Walker's Texas residence.

2. Former President Barack Obama is visiting Georgia tomorrow to campaign for Sen. Raphael Warnock.

  • Obama previously visited Georgia ahead of the midterm elections.
  • The former president will hold a rally in Atlanta with Warnock. 


3. Strong turnout continues during early voting. 

  • As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, 833,472 people had participated in the runoff between incumbent Warnock and Republican challenger Walker.
  • Monday shattered the single-day record, with more than 301,000 people casting their ballot across the state.
    • That record was broken again the very next day as more than 309,000 Georgians voted in person.


4. Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for hosting antisemitic, far-right political figures.

  • While Gov. Brian Kemp condemned antisemitism as "completely un-American," Herschel Walker has yet to condemn the former president's dinner guests.
  • Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was in attendance. He endorsed Walker.

LISTEN: Maya King speaks on Kanye West's endorsement of Herschel Walker.

5. Court says former Trump aide Mark Meadows must testify in election probe

  • The South Carolina Supreme Court said former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special grand jury. 
  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who’s leading the investigation, has said Meadows is an important witness. 


6. Same-sex marriage and interracial marriage set to be codified in new law. 

  • With bipartisan support and a 61-36 vote, the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday, which codifies same-sex and interracial marriages.
  • It now heads back to the House where it is expected to be passed quickly 
  • Amendments to the original House-passed bill make sure that nonprofit religious organizations are not required to help perform a same-sex marriage.

LISTEN: Professor Johnson speaks on the compromise made on this bill.

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