Georgia On All Our Minds: These Not So United States
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All political roads lead to Georgia these days. The Peach State was so pivotal in the 2020 election of Joe Biden and the 2021 runoff election of two Democratic senators.
Georgia’s again on our minds in 2022 as Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger battle primary challenges from the GOP’s “Stop the Steal” wing. TPP is fortunate to have three informed guides for this visit:
Dr. Adrienne Jones of Morehouse College speaks to the weakening of the 1965 Voting Rights Act which has allowed for more restrictive voting laws.
Ken Lawler, the Chair of Fair Districts GA, details the role of gerrymandering in this purple state, where party control could again hinge on a district or two.
And Dr. Charles Bullock (U of Georgia) suggests we calculate former President Trump’s endorsement batting average after the results of these primaries are in.
Tune in for important insights on the great state of Georgia, where the political action was in 2020 and is now again in 2022.
Original music by Ryan Adair Rooney
Dr. Adrienne Jones, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Director at Morehouse College. Dr. Jones’ faculty page, Twitter.
Ken Lawler, Board Chair of Fair Districts GA. Ken Lawler’s Twitter. Check out Fair District GA’s partnership with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project for their 2021 Georgia Redistricting Report Card.
Dr. Charles S. Bullock III, Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science at the University of Georgia, editor of The New Politics of the Old South. Dr. Bullock’s faculty page.
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