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Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.

Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.

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Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.

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English


Episodes

Episode 22: Democrats Flip Senate As Republicans Subvert Democracy

1/11/2021
A historic day in Georgia was overshadowed by senseless violence encouraged by the President of the United States and hundreds of Republicans that 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.

Duration:00:14:42

Bonus: In Georgia Politics, A Week For The History Books

1/8/2021
What a week. Somewhere between the president's call to Brad Raffensperger on Saturday and the seething and lawless mob in our nation's capitol on Wednesday, Georgia hosted a momentous election. In a conversation from GPB's Georgia Today podcast, Battleground Ballot Box host Stephen Fowler talks about coming to terms with a historic week for Georgia, and for America. ​​​​​​​

Duration:00:23:53

Episode 21: Inside Trump's Call To Steal Georgia's Election

1/4/2021
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we were going to ask Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about challenges faced during 2020, but then we got audio of President Donald Trump angrily asking him to overturn the election instead.

Duration:00:17:58

Episode 20: Inside 'Election Twitter,' Where Maps Tell Stories

12/28/2020
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we take a step back from all the voting chaos — sort of — and talk with someone who represents the future generation of voting and political participation.

Duration:00:08:51

Episode 19: For Trump, Georgia Republicans Ignore Election Reality

12/14/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we look at the extraordinary steps Georgia Republicans have taken to try and overturn the state's election results, attack the systems and rules they put in place and support President Trump's false claims of fraud.

Duration:00:16:37

Episode 18: Despite Trumpworld's Efforts, Georgia Recertifies For Biden

12/8/2020
On this episode, we traverse a wild weekend of election misinformation, lawsuits, and the final recertification of Georgia’s election results.

Duration:00:13:35

Episode 17: As Recount Wraps, Longshot Lawsuits Emerge

12/2/2020
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we tackle Georgia’s recount, more misinformation from the President and long-shot conspiracy-laden lawsuits seeking to overturn the election.

Duration:00:16:57

Episode 16: In Georgia, 'Facts Always Win' Over Disinformation

11/23/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," Georgia's secretary of state discusses his fight against voting misinformation in the weeks since the presidential election.

Duration:00:11:28

Episode 15: Why Georgia's Audit Is Re-Counting 5 Million Ballots By Hand

11/16/2020
On this episode of “Battleground: Ballot Box,” we explore Georgia’s historic hand recount of 5 million ballots through a risk-limiting audit. Counties are working ahead of schedule to finish. The Republican Secretary of State said this will ensure Georgians have faith in the outcome. Meanwhile, top Republicans continue to attack the integrity of the voting process.

Duration:00:11:59

Episode 14: After The Votes Are Counted, What Comes Next?

11/10/2020
It's been a week since polls closed in Georgia, and it may be weeks until we officially know the winner in the presidential race. On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we take a look at what to expect as the state braces for a recount, and voters prepare for two U.S. Senate runoff races.

Duration:00:14:26

Episode 13: Election Day Survival Guide

11/2/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Mark Niesse explains what to expect on Election Day in Georgia, from long lines to how votes are counted.

Duration:00:15:26

Episode 12: How The Courts Shape Our Elections

10/30/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we learn about voting laws and what role the courts play in shaping our elections.

Duration:00:09:31

Episode 11: How To Stop Voting Disinformation

10/26/2020
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we hear from ProPublica's Jessica Huseman about the best ways to guard against election misinformation in the final days of the 2020 campaign.

Duration:00:14:05

Episode 10: A Deep Dive Into Voting Numbers

10/23/2020
On this episode, we dissect Georgia’s voting data, and discuss the recent early voting numbers coming out of the state at the moment.

Duration:00:11:40

Episode 9: Let's Talk About Poll Workers

10/20/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we talk about the importance of poll workers to the election process.

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 8: Long Lines, Record Turnout Mark Start of Early Voting

10/16/2020
On Monday, Oct. 12, in-person early voting began in Georgia, and with it came long lines, problems with voting equipment, and a sinking feeling that the issues that plagued June’s primary were doomed to be repeated. It seemed like deja-vu for many voters.

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 7: The History Of Racist Voting Laws In Georgia

10/12/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we go back in time and explore the history of racist voting laws in Georgia and how the remnants of those decisions are still present today.

Duration:00:18:28

Episode 6: A Surge In Registration Brings Demographic Change

10/9/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we take a look at voter registration, demographic changes and why Georgia is an electoral battleground.

Duration:00:13:54

Bonus: Voting Issues In Georgia, How We Got Here

10/9/2020
In this bonus episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," host Stephen Fowler chronicles how voting in Georgia has changed from 2018 to 2020.

Duration:00:27:14

Episode 5: Let's Make A Voting Plan

10/5/2020
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we discuss the importance of making a voting plan, whether you plan to cast your ballot by mail, early in person or on Election Day.

Duration:00:09:43