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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

The path to understanding Jan. 6 runs through Georgia

6/23/2022
On this week's episode, we look at Georgia’s role in understanding the leadup to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Duration:00:14:39

On the high-stakes primary runoff debates for key Georgia elections

6/7/2022
On this week's episode, we look at some of Georgia's primary runoff debates, from Democratic secretary of state to several Republican congressional races.

Duration:00:14:23

Kemp, Raffensperger prevail over Trump in Georgia Primary

5/25/2022
On this week's episode, we dive into Georgia's primary races: who won, who lost and what it all means for November's election.

Duration:00:12:54

Abortion news, 2020 election dominate Georgia primary debates

5/4/2022
On this week's episode, we take a look at how abortion news and the 2020 election affected Atlanta Press Club primary debates.

Duration:00:15:16

How Georgia elections officials helped quash more voting law changes

4/20/2022
On this week's episode, we look at how elections officials stepped up and helped stop the creation of unnecessary voting laws.

Duration:00:15:14

The dust settles on a controversial legislative session

4/13/2022
On this week's episode, GPB public policy reporter Riley Bunch joins to discuss the final days of the 2022 legislative session.

Duration:00:15:41

Checking in with Georgia's 'election superheroes'

4/6/2022
On this week's episode, we visit Georgia's elections official training conference for a temperature check ahead of the May 24 primary.

Duration:00:13:12

Trump rallies for chosen candidates in high-stakes Georgia primary

3/30/2022
On this week's episode, we look at a recent Trump rally and how a pro-Trump slate of primary challengers could reshape Georgia politics.

Duration:00:13:00

Stacey Abrams is ready for a rematch (and Medicaid expansion)

3/23/2022
On this week's episode, we continue coverage of the Georgia governor's race by following Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign as she launches a "One Georgia" tour.

Duration:00:14:51

What survived Georgia lawmakers' internal Crossover Day deadline

3/16/2022
On this week's episode, host Stephen Fowler and GPB public policy reporter Riley Bunch discuss major legislation approved before the close of the Georgia General Assembly's Crossover Day.

Duration:00:13:33

How to vote absentee by mail in Georgia under SB 202

3/9/2022
On this week's episode, we walk through the steps to vote by mail in Georgia under the new voting law SB 202.

Duration:00:12:17

Can Gov. Brian Kemp convince conservatives Trump is wrong?

2/23/2022
On this week's episode, we follow Gov. Brian Kemp on the campaign trail as the Republican seeks to fend off a Trump-backed primary challenge while looking ahead to a tightly-contested general election against Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Duration:00:11:43

Why Georgia elections boards are so important

2/16/2022
On this week's episode, we dig into the importance of county elections boards and their role in Georgia's voting process.

Duration:00:12:47

The primary paradox of David Perdue's run for governor

2/9/2022
On this week's episode, David Perdue lost his U.S. Senate race after baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election kept conservative voters home in 2021 runoffs. Now, his newest campaign is premised on validating the beliefs of those same people while convincing them that this time, it’s different.

Duration:00:11:50

The complicated story of Lincoln County's proposed poll closure

2/2/2022
On this week's episode, we take a deeper look at a story reported with the Center for Public Integrity and NPR about what Lincoln County can tell us about the present — and future — of the fight for voting rights.

Duration:00:13:16

Looking at likely legislative plans in Georgia's election year session

1/26/2022
On this week's episode, we dive into what to expect in Georgia's 2022 legislative session, from bold budget proposals to election-year hijinks.

Duration:00:09:21

Putting Biden's Georgia voting rights visit into context

1/19/2022
On this week's episode, we look at President Joe Biden's visit to Georgia to call for federal voting rights and a historical look at congressional fights over civil and voting rights.

Duration:00:11:20

22 political storylines to watch in Georgia 2022

1/12/2022
On this week's episode, we preview some of the biggest storylines, campaigns, bills and battles in Georgia to keep an eye on in 2022.

Duration:00:11:15

Battleground: Ballot Box: The year in Georgia partisan lawsuits

12/16/2021
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's public policy reporter Riley Bunch.

Duration:00:11:03

Why the Georgia governor's race is so chaotic

12/8/2021
On this week's podcast, we look at Georgia's gubernatorial race and controversies surrounding former Sen. David Perdue's entry into the Republican primary.

Duration:00:15:52