A former Georgia prosecutor charged with hindering the police investigation into the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery is scheduled to make her first court appearance in the case next month. A superior court judge on Tuesday ordered a Dec. 29 arraignment for former District Attorney Jackie Johnson.
Republicans maintained their lock on statewide offices and retained their majorities in Georgia's legislature in Tuesday's elections. GOP nominees were elected to all of the other statewide offices besides U.S. senator.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A record number of Georgians are already casting their ballots. This comes as President Biden says he'll prioritize codifying Roe v. Wade into law if Democrats take control of Congress. Meanwhile, Georgia's restrictive abortion law was a central theme in the debate for attorney general.
A health insurance giant that has paid out more than $485 million in legal settlements with states over pharmacy billing allegations has also been a major donor to Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr, according to campaign finance records.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, incumbent Republican attorney general Chris Carr debated challengers Martin Cowan (L) and state senator Jen Jordan (D).
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A new poll from GPB News and the Georgia News Collaborative shows Walker and Warnock nearly tied, but recent controversies might have an impact on the outcome in November. The poll also shows Abrams trailing Kemp by double digits and republicans leading down-ballot races.
The state of Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot. The appeal came Monday after a federal judge last week found statewide election of Georgia's five commissioners illegally dilutes Black votes.
A federal judge has ruled that Georgia's statewide election of its five public service commissioners illegally dilutes Black voting power. The judge on Friday ordered the state to not prepare ballots for two races that had been scheduled in November.
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice has been subpoenaed to testify before a special grand jury that is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia.
Campaign finance results show incumbent Republican Attorney General Chris Carr has been outraised by Democratic challenger Jen Jordan in the two months that ended June 30. That's one of the campaign finance results for Georgia's statewide races reported Friday.
In a 20-page motion filed in Glynn County Superior Court on Wednesday, Jackie Johnson’s lawyers asked for the two charges brought by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr against her to be dropped, calling the accusations “wholly specious, unjust” and “an impermissible, politically motivated ‘hit job.'” It claims that within 3 hours of Ahmaud Arbery’s death that Glynn County police decided not to charge the men involved.
There have been a number of high-profile legal battles over legislation in Georgia recently, including laws on abortion restrictions and voting changes, and other complaints filed by Georgia political leaders over actions taken by the federal government. This week, GPB's Stephen Fowler talks lawsuits with GPB public policy reporter Riley Bunch.
Georgia has joined 19 other Republican-led states in suing the Biden administration over directives allowing transgender workers and students to use bathrooms and locker rooms and join sports teams matching their gender identity.
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.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s economy struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic slump. And in 2022 election news, Attorney General Chris Car announced he will seek reelection, not entering his name into the race for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat. What does his decision tell us about the landscape of the Republican party?