A row of gambling machines and players are seen. A bill legalizing sports betting in Georgia remains alive a day before the end of the 2023 legislative session.

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The panel:

Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University

Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University

Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown: 

1. With one day left in the legislative session, lawmakers look for a final push for bills. 


2. Georgia judge orders prosecutors to reply to Trump challenge.

  • A Georgia judge on Monday ordered the Fulton County district attorney's office to respond to a motion by former President Donald Trump to throw out a report by a special grand jury that investigated attempts to interfere in the state's 2020 presidential election.
  • The filing is an effort by Trump to escape one of the multiple legal challenges he faces, including a state inquiry in New York into hush money payments to women.

LISTEN: Andra Gillespie speaks on the differences between the New York and Georgia cases.


3. Three children and three adults were killed in a Monday shooting at a Christian school in Nashville.

  • The shooter, who police said was a white 28-year-old from the Nashville area, was shot dead by two officers. 

    • The shooter was originally identified as a woman who graduated from the school, but authorities say the shooter identifies with he/him pronouns.
  • President Biden, is once again calling on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban. 

LISTEN: Tamar Hallerman on the likelihood of an assault weapons ban getting through the U.S. Congress.



Wednesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Patricia Murphy and Greg Bluestein join the panel for Sine Die.