Many Georgia schools are back in session, and with the reopening of classrooms, debates rage over whether to require masks for students and staff. Gov. Brian Kemp faces pressure from state legislative leaders to ban mask mandates in school systems across the Peach State. Meanwhile, businesses contemplate what to do about vaccines for employees.
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.
Monday on Political Rewind: Criticism of the new election bill continued over the weekend as the measure, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday evening, receives nationwide attention. Democrats in Congress say the Georgia bill highlights the need for H.R. 1., the federal election bill currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.
In other news, Kemp signaled he will soon lift most of Georgia's coronavirus restrictions. Is his decision based on the advice of his public health team?
Fulton County's November and January elections had no fraud but faced problems with its mail-in absentee voting process, according to a report from a State Election Board-appointed monitor.
Bartow County in northwest Georgia is conducting a voluntary audit of its Jan.5 runoff votes to help citizens regain trust in the state's election system.
Polls are officially closed in almost every corner of the state, the deadline for absentee ballots to be received has passed and now there’s just the wait for the final results to be tallied.
President Trump is continuing to spread lies and misinformation about the 2020 general election, including a false claim that Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is related to Ron Raffensperger, CTO of Chinese technology firm Huawei. While Raffensperger does have siblings, including a brother, none of them are named Ron.
More than 1.1 million Georgians have already cast their ballots in the Jan. 5 runoffs that will decide control of the U.S. Senate and a seat on the Public Service Commission.
The Supreme Court of Georgia dismissed an appeal filed by President Trump seeking to have the court overturn his defeat before the Electoral College meets Monday.
Tuesday morning on Political Rewind: Polling places are open across Georgia for the final day of voting in the 2020 general election. More than 53% of Georgians cast their ballots early, but election officials caution that lines in many places could be long as up to 2 million voters may show up to vote today.
Last-minute visits to the state by President Donald Trump on Sunday and former President Barack Obama are just the latest suggestion that Georgia is hotly contested.
Heading into the final week of early voting, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger touted record turnout so far, reminded Georgians to return their absentee ballot as soon as possible and warned of long lines on Election Day.
Elections observers will no longer be able to talk to Macon-Bibb County voters in line at the polls under new restrictions passed Thursday evening by the board of elections.
The board’s action does not apply to official poll watchers, which are governed by Georgia law, but refers to groups or individuals who claim they have the right to observe and assist voters.
Nearly one-third of Georgia's 7.6 million registered voters have cast their ballots early in the November election, with more than a week of early voting left and a dozen before Election Day.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The latest polls all point to a similar conclusion — former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in the race to win Georgia. Close Senate races mirror what looks to be a tight presidential election as Democrats hope to win the state for the first time in decades.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will be campaigning in Atlanta Friday, her first visit to the state and coming amid record early voting turnout for the November election.