After the remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta blew through Georgia Thursday morning, 15 counties planned to open their early voting locations late, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will testify to federal investigators about 2020 election interference in Georgia.

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The panel

Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, The University of Georgia

Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor-in-chief, The Current

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

Tammy Greer, professor of political science


The breakdown

1. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will speak to federal investigators.

  • Almost certainly, Raffensperger will speak on his infamous 2020 phone call with then-President Donald Trump, in which Trump asked for enough votes to win the ongoing election.
  • It seems likely that the Department of Justice's investigation will begin to focus on false electors in states like Arizona and Georgia.
  • Raffensperger penned a letter suggesting the penalty for election interference should be raised to a 10-year prison sentence.


2. Rep. Andrew Clyde tries to preserve the names of Lake Lanier and Buford Dam.

  • Clyde added language to an appropriations bill that would bar changes to the sites' names. They are named for Sidney Lanier and Algernon Sidney Buford, both Confederate Army veterans.
  • This comes as military bases drop Confederate names in exchange for new names, like Fort Moore in for Fort Benning.


3. Major Supreme Court cases to look out for.

  • A few outstanding cases could address items like independent legislature theory, free speech vs. LGTBQ+ rights, and affirmative action in school admissions.
  • With just a few weeks left in the court's term, it's likely opinions will be handed down in the near future.


Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.