SAFE Commission

The official portrait of Gov. Nathan Deal and Mrs. Sandra Deal was unveiled at State Capitol on January 3, 2019.
Office of the Governor

On this edition of Political Rewind, in just two days, Nathan Deal turns over the keys to the office of governor to his successor, Brian Kemp. Our panel will look at the legacy of the outgoing governor and look ahead at what to expect in the Kemp Administration.


Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Lawmakers and laymen alike huddled around stacks of paper and gleaming touchscreens to test potential replacements for Georgia’s aging touchscreen digital voting machines at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta on Thursday. 

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

A bipartisan commission has been meeting to weigh possible replacements to the state’s current touchscreen voting machines, but is not yet sure what the replacement will look like. 

The Secure, Accessible, Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission is made up of county elections officials, state lawmakers and experts on  cybersecurity and accessibility. 

The group was started by then-secretary of state and soon-to-be Gov. Brian Kemp, and has met over the last few months to learn more about voting in Georgia. 

John Bazemore / The Associated Press

Security questions continue to swirl around Georgia’s electoral process. Lawmakers largely agree the state’s current touch-screen voting machines have to go. They don’t leave a paper trail, and some analysts worry they could be hacked. The question isn’t whether the machines need to be replaced – but how.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger during an election commisison meeting in Macon. On Wednesday, Raffensperger annonuced Georgia will hold its presidential primary on March 24, 2020.
Stephen Fowler / GPB News

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp declares it’s time to set aside politics and govern for the good of all Georgians. Are Democrats ready to bury the hatchet after a brutal campaign?