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Political Rewind: Where do voters stand on local and municipal races in Georgia on Election Day?


Voters across Georgia made their decisions in local elections on Tuesday Credit: John Bazemore, AP

Tuesday on Political Rewind: It is Election Day in Georgia, with important municipal races in communities across the state. Among the races, Savannah is picking a new state House representative, Marietta is voting on seats for its Board of Education and Atlanta residents are deciding on a new mayor. This year, some have taken on a more partisan edge than in past elections.

"If we take those partisan items and bring them down to the municipal level, what you tend to do is to discourage people from participating on the municipal level, which then cornered the market for a political ideology to takeover municipal offices," Clark Atlanta University political science professor Tammy Greer said. 

Meanwhile, voters in Virginia will elect a new governor today. Our panel looked at the issues propelling voters to the polls there and giving candidates in Georgia ammunition for their own 2022 campaigns. 

Also, the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to allow opponents of the new Texas abortion law to proceed with cases challenging the legality of the statute. Why could that be good news for gun advocates here?


Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rene Alegria — CEO, Mundo Hispanico Digital

Dr. Tammy Greer — Professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University

Chuck Kuck — Immigration attorney

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Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November, 2013. He currently hosts “Two Way Street,” a show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. He is host and producer of “Political Rewind,” a twice-weekly political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing in on the big state and national political stories.
Sam joined the Political Rewind team in 2019. He graduated American University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and spent time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.
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