Thursday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House passed H.R. 1 yesterday. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would have have have sweeping consequences for Georgia election law. The legislation would weaken state-imposed voter ID laws, mandate automatic voter registration and restore voting enfranchisement to people previously incarcerated in prison.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Movement ensues on consequential bills in the Georgia General Assembly. The state Senate passed yesterday a first deluge of measures designed by Republicans to change how Georgians vote. The Senate bill requires increased proof of identity such as a photo identification or driver's license for absentee voting.
Former Republican Sen. David Perdue announced he will not be running for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022 after losing to Sen. Jon Ossoff in the January runoff.
Wednesday on Political Rewind, a bipartisan coalition of legislators has come together to support Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to replace Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law. Debate over whether to open Georgia schools for in-person classes continues to cause friction among teachers, parents and school administrators.
David Perdue has taken the first step on the road back to the U.S. Senate, filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday to set up a potential political comeback in the Peach State in 2022.
A historic day in Georgia history was overshadowed by senseless violence encouraged by the president of the United States and hundreds of Republicans who have pushed baseless claims of election fraud. On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, what comes next in Georgia after Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats.
Friday on Political Rewind: Two new senators are poised to head to the U.S. Capitol to represent Georgia in the nation's highest legislative body. Sen. Kelly Loeffler conceded defeat to the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler said she called Warnock to congratulate him on his victory in their U.S. Senate race.
As legislators prepare for the start of the 2021 session on Monday, proposed changes to Georgia’s absentee election law will be one of the most contentious issues of the session.
With most of Georgia's votes counted in the Jan. 5 runoffs that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are leading the Republican incumbents above the .5% margin for a recount, according to unofficial election results.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Rev. Raphael Warnock has been elected the first African American U.S. senator from Georgia. His victory over Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler puts the Democratic Party within one seat of capturing a majority in the Senate. Now, the focus turns to the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue, where Ossoff holds a small but potentially unbroachable lead over the state’s senior senator.
Two runoff races in Georgia will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Listen to WABE's special coverage of the election results.
Today on Political Rewind: On the eve of today’s runoff election, President-elect Joe Biden urged Georgians gathered at the old Turner Field to turn out today for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump warned his supporters in Dalton of the dangers of not voting.
Many analysts say the Republican Party needs massive turnout today to counter a lead built by Democratic early voters. Our panel weighs in on this crucial election.
The Republican senator is quarantining just days ahead of his runoff election in Georgia that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are among Republicans in the Senate that President Donald Trump has put on the hot seat. Will they help deliver the first override of a Trump veto after he refused to sign the Defense Authorization Act?
The Political Rewind team is back as we take a look at the top stories of the day.
It’s the last week of early in-person voting for the Jan. 5 runoff election. Candidates in the Senate runoff elections are moving into the closing days of their campaigns even as more than 2 million Georgians have already cast ballots early mail or in-person early.
The two Democratic challengers for the U.S. Senate believe focusing on health care during a pandemic will motivate voters for the Jan. 5 runoff. If both win, their party will control the U.S. Senate.