A conspiratorial film claiming liberal activists are stuffing ballot drop boxes with fraudulent votes has been repeatedly debunked, but some Republicans are mobilizing around its false claims.
Friday on Political Rewind: Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to unseal the warrant that led to an FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Plus, a special panel of guests discusses voting in Georgia, including its history of discriminatory voting rules, Senate Bill 202, the experiences of election workers and more.
Friday on Political Rewind: After claiming the 2020 election was rigged, Republicans are mobilizing election volunteers and disputing individual voter registrations statewide. Plus, teachers are better-paid this school year, but they face new restrictions on teaching race and gender.
An Associated Press survey of state election officials across the U.S. found that the expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election didn't lead to any widespread problems. That's contrary to claims made by former President Donald Trump and his allies, who have intensely criticized their use and falsely claimed they opened the door to fraud.
Monday on Political Rewind: The latest campaign financial reports in races across the state reveal once again the staggering sums of money that now are commonplace in political campaigns. After releasing his first campaign ad late last week, Gov. Kemp traveled to Perry, Ga., over the weekend to launch his bid for reelection. Meanwhile, GPB and the AJC reviewed the use of drop boxes in 2020 voting.
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.
Republicans have challenged state laws that they say will lead to voter fraud. The judge said the Trump campaign's concerns were mere speculation. In reality, voter fraud is extremely rare.