The latest updates on today's runoff elections for the two U.S. senate seats and the Public Service commissioner.
Curious George Swings Into Spring
Georgia has a new slate of voting laws after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a 98-page bill Thursday. From absentee restrictions to more flexibility with voting equipment, here's a look at all the changes.
Monday on Political Rewind: As the legislative session winds down, efforts to change how Georgians vote move in two directions. Lawmakers have taken off the table the most restrict measures: ending no excuse absentee voting and eliminating Sunday early voting. But now, proposals that would likely give Republicans an edge in runoffs and special elections have emerged.
As lawmakers work on a massive voting bill that would make sweeping changes to how elections are run in Georgia, some local elections officials say proposals would make their jobs harder and hurt voters.
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Friday on Political Rewind: the COVID-19 pandemic in the current moment. We spoke to Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice and her colleagues have been on the front lines of a campaign encouraging African Americans communities to embrace the vaccine. Also, we asked our experts about Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to drop restrictions.
Thursday on Political Rewind: a look at systemic racism and the toll it takes across society. Racism targets people of color, but ultimately harms us all; that is the premise of author Heather McGhee's new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The author joins us on today’s show with Emory University's Dr. Andra Gillespie.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Following its decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, MLB announced yesterday it hold the event at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. The move has led analysts to highlights the sharp contrast between Georgia's new election law, which creates hurdles for voting by mail, and Colorado’s laws, which sends absentee ballot applications forms to every legal voter.
A bipartisan group of 10 former secretaries of defense criticized attempts to challenge November's presidential election and called it a dangerous threat to the nation's security.
Dozens of Republicans in the House and Senate have said they will object to certification of the Electoral College results. Others say it's time to move on.
Eleven senators and senators-elect said they would reject electors "from disputed states" without an investigation into the votes in those states. They did not provide evidence for their concerns.
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