While congressional and presidential elections are attracting much attention, one of the most consequential stories of the 2020 election in Georgia is the battle for control of the state House. Thursday on Political Rewind: a look at the latest from those races.
Democrats are making an aggressive effort to pick up the 16 seats that would give them a majority for the first time in almost two decades. But Republicans are defending their majority fiercely.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Women in Georgia are a crucial demographic for the Democratic and Republican parties as they compete across the general election ballot. Our panel of political insiders and analysts break down the race for the votes of women.
Also: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Georgia today is only the latest sign the Democratic party considers the state in play for the 2020 election. Biden will speak in Warm Springs before headlining a drive-in rally in Atlanta tomorrow evening.
Monday on Political Rewind: It’s the final week of in-person early voting in Georgia and 2.75 million voters have already cast their ballots so far.
Recent polling from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows an even split among Georgians over their choice for president. Our panel takes a deeper look at the results, and what it means for important national and state elections.
Friday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s congressional races continue to be hotly contested. The two Senate races on the ballot are close competitions, as are the races for crucial U.S. House seats in the 6th and 7th congressional districts. Our panel of insiders and experts break down the races.
Plus: Will last night’s presidential debate give any Georgians reason to change how they see former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump?
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.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the Senate Judiciary committee prepares to vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, our panel of experts takes a look at how she could help shape rulings that may have a big impact here in Georgia.
Our panel of legal experts will weigh in on these key questions and discuss how the court might rule on two important trump anti-immigration cases.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Top polling candidates for the second Georgia seat in the U.S. Senate exchanged sharp blows in a raucous debate. There were questions about QAnon, law enforcement and President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, but few exchanges on matters of public policy.
Also: We review the statewide constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in Georgia.
Monday on Political Rewind: A new investigation from Georgia Public Broadcasting and ProPublica shows the number of polling locations dropped since 2012 despite Georgia’s voter rolls increasing by nearly two million. GPB reporter Stephen Fowler joined our panel to discuss the changes at play.
Also: Sen. David Perdue continues to face condemnation after he appeared to mock the pronunciation of the name of vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris at a rally for President Donald Trump in Macon.
Today on Political Rewind: Georgia’s congressional and state races are quickly unfolding as we approach Election Day on Nov. 3. Our panel discusses the latest from the campaign trail.
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler celebrated her endorsement from Marjorie Taylor Greene at a joint campaign appearance the two staged in Dallas, Georgia.
Wednesday on Political Rewind, we discuss the latest on a slate of crucial elections in Georgia as early voting numbers show record turnout. Only two days into the in-person early voting period, more than 10% of the state’s registered voters have already cast their ballots, either in person or absentee.
And yesterday, in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race, Democrat Rep. Lucy McBath and Republican challenger Karen Handel met in a tumultuous debate. Polling is tight between the two just three weeks from Election Day. We also touch on the 7th Congressional District race between Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux and Republican Rich McCormick for the seat of Republican Rep. Rob Woodall, who decided not to seek re-election.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The first day of early in-person voting saw record turnout. The Georgia Secretary of State's office says more than 128,500 Georgians cast their ballots on Monday. That number is far above the 90,000 who voted on the first day of early voting in 2016.
Also: Sen. David Perdue and challenger Jon Ossoff met yesterday in the first televised debate in the race for Perdue’s Senate seat. Both lobbed harsh criticism towards their opponent with just weeks to go in the contest.
Political analyst and writer Jonathan Alter is out with a new and comprehensive biography of former president Jimmy Carter. It’s called His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life. The narrative spans Carter’s childhood growing up in Georgia to his roles as the state’s governor and U.S. President, and beyond.
Alter joined Political Rewind to talk about the new book, sharing a historical and political perspective, as well as some lesser-known stories about the legendary peanut farmer-turned-president.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: a look at the most recent developments in Georgia’s important elections this November. Our panel of political experts and insiders discusses absentee ballots and a recent Court of Appeals ruling with implications for registration deadlines.
We also review campaign messaging as candidates jostle for position with less than a month left in a full slate of Georgia races.
On a Special Edition of Political Rewind Monday, we speak with Dr. Bill Foege. He is co-chair of a panel of public health experts who have devised the distribution plan of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
For two months, the public health panel wrestled with complicated ethical and medical questions: Who will be the first to receive a limited vaccine supply? When will the vaccine be available to all, and who will pay for the protection?
Now their report has been released to the public.
Our panelists were Dr. Bill Foege and Jim Galloway, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's lead political writer.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The 2020 election comes amid shifting U.S. demographics trends. A growing Latinx electorate could influence the outcome of close contests in key areas, like in the suburbs of Georgia cities.
How are candidates approaching outreach to these communities? Our panel of insiders will discuss the role Latinx communities will play in the 2020 election and in the electoral politics beyond.