Political Rewind: Ending runoffs; Abrams open to run again; Texts between Meadows and GOP revealed
Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, political science professor and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, Emory University
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-in-chief, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, political reporter, GPB News
1. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger proposes ending the runoff system.
- The legislature would have to approve this change next year.
- Many have pointed out the racist history of the runoff elections.
2. Stacey Abrams says she's open to running again in future elections.
- Abrams made the comments on Good Morning America.
- She also talked about Black voter turnout.
3. Texts between Mark Meadows and Georgia Republicans show sharing of unfounded conspiracy theories.
- The text exchanges were part of a remarkable cache of 2,319 messages that Meadows turned over to the U.S. House committee investigating the Januarty 6th attacks on the capitol.
- State Sen. Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone, sent Meadows a series of texts some included theories that Italy's government manipulated the results.
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