Gov. Brian Kemp appointed two Black women Thursday to head Georgia’s revenue and technology agencies, the first to hold those posts in the state’s history.
Friday on Political Rewind: Deep political and theological divides among leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are on vivid display during the SBC’s annual meeting in Nashville this week. Also, for the third time the Supreme Court has turned back an effort to end Obamacare in a lawsuit brought by Georgia’s Chris Carr and other GOP state attorneys general. Is the Affordable Care Act finally finished as a wedge political issue?
A pair of reports posted by pro-Trump media outlets falsely claim Fulton County is missing documentation and ballots from November's election, the latest attacks on Georgia's voting process by those who refuse to accept the results.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday now awaits President Joe Biden’s signature. After Biden's signature, June 19th will officially become a federally recognized holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The public got its first chance to weigh in yesterday on the potentially contentious process of drawing Georgia's new political boundaries. Last night's virtual meeting saw input from many young students' concerns about gerrymandering.
Residents from across Georgia addressed members of the legislative redistricting committees in an online town hall meeting Tuesday, calling for increased transparency in the process and asking lawmakers to protect the interests of the state’s growing communities of color.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches staged a voting rights rally at the state Capitol yesterday. They said they will use Georgia’s new election laws as proof that congress must pass federal legislation removing barriers they say limit access to the vote for minority communities.
As part of an ongoing effort by some Republicans and Trump supporters to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, you might have heard something about efforts to conduct a forensic audit on the ballots to prove fraud did — or did not — occur.
Georgia's outgoing elections director Chris Harvey said the secret to successful elections lies with more proactive work with local officials and that the keys to both rebuilding confidence and shutting down conspiracies is showing evidence of things that go right.
Passing the budget becomes the legislative priority, and Kemp signs the Hate Crimes Law.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: It has been more than a year since Americans were shaken into action by police shootings that took the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and others. Corporations, universities and other institutions began evaluating practices that discriminate against people of color in hiring and promotion. Has any real progress been made?
Imagine receiving anonymous text messages telling you your family will be killed. That’s exactly what happened to Tricia Raffensperger, wife of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. This and other threatening messages first came to light after new reporting into the harassment many elections officials have lived with since Donald Trump lost Georgia in November. The investigation by news outlet Reuters reveals the scope of Trump supporters’ months of menacing tactics and never-before-seen texts, voicemails and emails directed at elections officials across the state.
Former president Donald Trump continues to overshadow the Georgia GOP. But not every Republican in the state is on the same page. Will the GOP unify in time for the next elections? Georgia Today explores that question and more with guest Maya Prabhu, a political reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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