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.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia and the nation’s capital saw a day of triumph and turmoil on Wednesday. Democrats celebrated the twin victories of Georgians Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who now give their party control of the U.S. Senate. Warnock will be the first Black man to represent Georgia in Congress while Ossoff will be Georgia's first Jewish senator.
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., said she could no longer object to the results "in good conscience," following the violence at the U.S. Capitol.
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.
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.
Friday on Political Rewind: our panel discusses a wide array of topics, from the coronavirus vaccine to the dynamics of the Senate runoff races.
Also, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger received widespread acclaim for refusing to bow to pressure to label President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia a fraud. However, a new report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds Raffensperger’s office might have inflated its investigations in cases of voter fraud for political purposes. Our panel weighs in on how the allegations may play into voter mistrust of the election process.
Two different federal judges dismissed lawsuits Thursday filed by Republicans seeking to crack down on absentee voting procedures in Georgia for the Jan. 5 runoffs that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s pair of crucial Senate runoffs are drawing ad dollars and national political figures to the state.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Electoral College officially cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden on Monday. It’s the first time in nearly three decades a Democratic candidate has won Georgia’s support in the presidential contest.
Monday also marked the first day of in-person early voting for the Jan. 5 runoffs. With the nation's eyes on Georgia, how do the state's broad and diverse coalitions factor into this election, which will determine control of the U.S. Senate?