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Political Rewind: Did 'divisive concepts' lead to teacher's firing? Ballot suitcase theory debunked
Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, professor of political science, Morehouse College
Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV’s Lawmakers
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-at-large, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Teacher Katie Rinderle read My Shadow is Purple to her class of fifth grade gifted students, at their request. The book allegedly challenges gender norms.
- Rinderle's lawyer says “she made the book part of a lesson about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, understanding and all the positive things that we want to have out of our public school students."
- A termination tribunal will meet on Aug. 3 to discuss her employment status.
- Allegations against election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss featured in the January 6th Committee Hearings in the U.S. House. They were exonerated of any wrongdoing, two and a half years after Rudy Giuliani played implicated them to state lawmakers in December of 2020.
- Meanwhile, the GBI has not released any new findings after cybersecurity experts improperly accessed voters' data in Coffee County in order to find evidence of election fraud.
- State Republicans jumped on a report that suggests Georgia's election infrastructure has security vulnerabilities. A separate report acknowledged the risk of bad actors taking advantage of those cracks is low.
- A new Gallup poll finds 61% of Americans think ending Roe was 'a bad thing.' The poll also finds support for abortion access is on the rise.
- Georgia's abortion law is currently held up in court, but held in place. The law was written and passed before Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins the panel.