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Political Rewind: Jimmy Carter enters hospice; Trump campaign called 120 legislators
Andrea Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University
Edward Lindsey, @edlindsey14, former state representative, Atlanta
Leroy Chapman, @AJCLeroyChapman, managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, @mmo_mary, (D) Decatur
1. Jimmy Carter, the 39th U.S. president, enters hospice care.
- The Carter Center released a statement saying the former president will spend his remaining days in Plains, Ga., surrounded by family.
The Georgia Democrat, who turned 98 in October, served as president from 1977 to 1981.
A number of tributes and well wishes poured in for Carter over the weekend.
2. Georgia legislators answered Trump’s call to overturn election.
- The January 6th committee released call logs from The Trump campaign that reveal 120 legislators were called.
- About 30 of those legislators may have agreed to fraduently flip the election, but some lawmakers have disputed those claims.
3. Discussing issues of crime at the state capitol.
- The idea of minimum sentences for gang activity has been proposed during the legislature.
- The Senate voted 31-22 for Senate Bill 44 on last week.
- The measure, which moves to the House for more debate, would add a mandatory five years to prison sentences for anyone convicted of a gang crime and 10 years for anyone convicted of recruiting minors into a gang.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A special show surrounding the documentary Monument: The Untold Story of Stone Mountain.