Political Rewind: Federal Judge Rules on Paper Ballots

Sep 18, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg denied a group’s request to require the state to switch to paper ballots. Georgia’s 27,000 electronic voting machines will remain in use for November’s election. But she said that Georgia's election officials have "buried their heads in the sand" on the issue of voting vulnerabilities.


Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh when the two were in High School has delayed confirmation proceedings. As details continue to surface, many have drawn parallels between Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to that of Justice Clarence Thomas. Much like Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas in 1991, both Ford and Kavanaugh will testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee early next week.   

Panelists:

Charles Bullock – Political Science Professor, University of Georgia

Nsenga Burton – Co-Director of Film and Media Management, Emory University

Stephen Fowler – Political Reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Andra Gillespie – Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Kevin Riley – Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution