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.
Many of the new laws target people who assist voters, including nonprofit groups that do voter registration and friends and neighbors who may help a voter by bringing their mail-in ballot to a drop box for them.
In March 2021, four months after former President Donald Trump claimed that voter fraud cost him the state’s electoral votes and the presidency, Georgia’s Republican governor signed a law criminalizing people who give food or drinks to voters waiting at the polls.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A new poll shows Gov. Brian Kemp may win the GOP nomination without a runoff. But could David Perdue get a boost from debates? The bigger shock: Brad Raffensperger is holding his own against Trump-backed Jody Hice. Speaking of former President Trump, a New York judge holds him in contempt of court.
Before you plan to vote in Georgia — whether by mail, early in person or on Election Day — it's always a good idea to check the state's My Voter Page to ensure your information is correct.
On this week's episode, we look at how elections officials stepped up and helped stop the creation of unnecessary voting laws.
On this week's episode, we walk through the steps of requesting and voting an absentee by mail ballot under new voting law SB 202.
Georgia voters might not hold the power this time around to dramatically flip control of the federal government, but even so, the once reliably red state will stay at the center of national politics this year.
New Georgia law makes it harder for judges to expand polling place hours
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp said he supports legislation giving parents the right to decide if their children should wear masks in school. Plus, a conservative voter mobilization group launches a campaign to expand Sunday voting in rural areas of the state.
Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections.
The Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections begins a busy election year scrambling to find a new elections supervisor. Jeanetta Watson, who became the county’s first Black elections supervisor after Elaine Carr retired in 2012, resigned last week. Her last day is expected to be Jan. 21.
In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic pitted parents against school boards, a high-profile murder trial played out in Coastal Georgia, and embittered fights over state voting law were spurred by baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
There have been a number of high-profile legal battles over legislation in Georgia recently, including laws on abortion restrictions and voting changes, and other complaints filed by Georgia political leaders over actions taken by the federal government. This week, GPB's Stephen Fowler talks lawsuits with GPB public policy reporter Riley Bunch.
A look inside this year's fallout from Georgia's voting law, SB 202.