Wednesday on Political Rewind: Stacey Abrams did not take the bait at a sold-out event in San Antonio, Texas, to declare her intentions to run for governor next year. Meanwhile, Brad Raffensperger took the first steps in a virtual tour to begin promoting his new book on how he fought the former president’s heated efforts to have Georgia’s election results overturned.
Raffensperger announced Wednesday he has filed a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) with the federal agency to release any records of contacts it may have had with civil and voting rights organizations in light of the lawsuit.
The Georgia Secretary of State's office will soon move more than 185,000 voter registrations to inactive status, beginning the process for eventual removal from the state's rolls under a federally mandated list maintenance process.
Over half of all absentee ballots in Fulton County were returned using drop boxes, according to an analysis of more than 1,500 absentee drop box forms submitted from the November election.
Imagine receiving anonymous text messages telling you your family will be killed. That’s exactly what happened to Tricia Raffensperger, wife of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. This and other threatening messages first came to light after new reporting into the harassment many elections officials have lived with since Donald Trump lost Georgia in November. The investigation by news outlet Reuters reveals the scope of Trump supporters’ months of menacing tactics and never-before-seen texts, voicemails and emails directed at elections officials across the state.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp received a raucous welcome at the GOP state convention over the weekend. He heard plenty of booing from Republican activists still angry he did not do more to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The jeers were mixed with the cheers of those ready to support him for a second term in 2022.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Candidates continue to line up for the 2022 election in races that will determine just how purple Georgia has really become. Plus, the results of a new poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal approval numbers for top elected officials in Washington and Georgia.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: State election officials begin the biannual process of removing names of inactive voters from the list of registered voting rolls. State officials intend to remove voters who have died or moved to another state from the list. Critics say the process disenfranchises voters by removing Georgians who may want to vote in future elections. Plus, a new Democratic candidate enters into the race for Secretary of State.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The partisan fight to define Georgia’s new election law continues. SB 202 shapes how ballots are cast, votes are processed and who oversees the state’s elections. Our panel attempts to answer your questions while digging into the details of the bill.
Republican Rep. Jody Hice (R-Greensboro) announced Monday he would run for Secretary of State in 2022 against incumbent Brad Raffensperger. Hice has been a leading proponent of false claims about the presidential election, even falsely claiming President Joe Biden did not win Georgia's Electoral College votes.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger supports adding an ID requirement to absentee ballot applications but thinks more input from local officials is needed to tweak voting laws in Georgia.
On Georgia Today, GPB political reporter Stephen Fowler discusses Georgia's role in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, and whether there could be criminal charges tied to Trump’s interference in the presidential election.
Today on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp is preparing to unveil his proposal for reforming Georgia’s citizens’ arrest law. Also, the Fulton County district attorney and the secretary of state each launch new investigations announced into the actions of former President Donald Trump.
The Trump campaign has voluntarily dismissed four lawsuits challenging November's elections in Georgia after falsely claiming it reached a settlement with the state to review election data.
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we were going to ask Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about challenges faced during 2020, but then we got audio of President Donald Trump angrily asking him to overturn the election instead.