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On this edition of Political Rewind, our panel breaks down the available numbers from the latest election results.


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Democratic Candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams refuses to concede when she addressed crowds of supporters in Atlanta, GA. 


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Republican Brian Kemp was reluctant to declare victory after Democrat Stacey Abrams refused to concede.


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Today on Political Rewind, Election Day is here. Join us for the latest updates from polling places across the state.


Left, Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Stacey Abrams in Atlanta. Right, President Donald Trump campaigns for Brian Kemp in Macon.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a contentious battle for governor is ending with the most bitter recriminations yet. 


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The last days of the governor’s race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp have been rocked by allegations made by the secretary of state’s office that the state Democratic Party attempted to break into Georgia voter rolls. 


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President Donald Trump traveled to Georgia two days before the deadlocked in the polls race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams to be the state's next governor. 

The president chose an airport hangar in Macon left empty when Canadian company Bombardier closed up shop as the place to stump for Kemp. 

Thousands of people attended the rally. A far smaller number of them actually slept out by the hangar overnight to get a good seat. Among them was Lynn White. Like most at the rally, she said the event would have no bearing on how she was going to vote. 

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“The consequences of any of us staying home really are profound, because America is at a crossroads."

That was the message from former President Barack Obama, who campaigned at a historically black college for Democrat Stacey Abrams, who could become the country’s first black female governor.

Oprah Winfrey (left) joins Stacey Abrams at a campaign rally in Decatur, while Vice President Mike Pence joins Brian Kemp at a rally in Savannah, November 1, 2018.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, more than ever before, the eyes of the nation are on Georgia as the race for governor draws to a close.  President Trump, former President Obama, Vice President Mike Pence and even Oprah are rushing in to urge voters to get to the polls. 


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In the week leading up to Georgia’s midterm election, several high-profile visitors are in town campaigning for the two leading candidates for governor.

Thursday started with a visit from Vice President Mike Pence on behalf of Republican candidate Brian Kemp. Pence and Kemp started the day in North Georgia in Dalton before heading east to Grovetown and finishing the day in Savannah.

During his first stop, Pence attacked Kemp's opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams, for saying a blue wave is coming to Georgia and it includes both documented and undocumented people.

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Over the last two months, gubernatorial candidates in Georgia have wrangled up a lot of support from out of state. 

Some of that support comes from celebrities, senators and even a former president.

Opray Winfrey campaigned for Democrat Stacey Abrams Thursday in Marietta and Decatur.

Former President Barack Obama will campaign with Abrams and other candidates on Friday. 

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The second and final gubernatorial debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams, Republican Brian Kemp and Libertarian Ted Metz scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday has been canceled. 

The debate, hosted by WSB-TV was set to air less than 48 hours before polls opened on Election Day. 

WSB announced the cancellation of the debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday because the candidates could not agree on a modified time and date after Kemp pulled out of the original time.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, healthcare has become one of the hottest issues on the campaign trail during the 2018 Midterm Election. In the race for governor, Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp continue to duel over the expansion of Medicaid.

 

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A big shift in how Georgians vote is shaping up in this election year. 

 

Georgia is headed into the last of three weeks of early voting before election day on Nov. 6. According to the independent vote tracking site Georgia Votes, vote totals in the first two weeks of early voting have already surpassed all early votes cast in the last midterm election in 2014.  

 

 

A Pittsburgh Police officer walks past the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and stars in Pittsburgh in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, as Georgian’s join people across the country in mourning the deaths of 11 worshipers killed at Pittsburg’s Tree of Life Synagogue, we’ll examine the startling rise in hate crimes in the United States. We also look back on the day when an anti-Semitic bombing attack roiled Atlanta’s own Jewish community.


Central American migrants sit on top of the border wall on the beach in San Diego during a gathering of migrants living on both sides of the border.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, national issues have started to play a larger role in Georgia election campaigns. As investigators continue to look into a series of mail bombs and a caravan from Central America continues its trek towards the border, candidates take a stance on these dividing national issues.


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On this Podcast Edition of Political Rewind, GPB Reporter Stephen Fowler breaks down all of the lawsuits, controversies and provides context surrounding allegations of voter suppression. 

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Republican gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, center, speaks as Democrat Stacey Abrams, left, and Libertarian Ted Metz look on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a recap from Tuesday night's gubernatorial debate. Did we learn anything new about the candidates? Did Libertarian candidate Ted Metz gain the exposure he wants to force a runoff? We’ll get analysis from our panel.


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Gov. Nathan Deal called a special session of the Georgia legislature for Nov. 13 to address the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the governor's office said it needs to allocate around 100 million dollars to help with relief and support local governments.

 

We spoke with "Political Rewind" host Bill Nigut about political responses to Hurricane Michael as well as the gubernatorial debates between Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp and Ted Metz.

 


The Atlanta Press Club Runoff Debates were held Nov. 2 for Public Service Commission District 3 and Secretary of State.
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A fire alarm going off a few minutes into the live debate for Georgia’s governor was probably the most unpredictable part of the night. It’s the first time the three candidates shared the stage ahead of the Nov. 6 election, and the candidates largely stuck to campaign talking points.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, as the candidates for Governor prepare for tonight's Atlanta Press Club debate, Stacey Abrams acknowledges her part in a protest that involved burning the Georgia state flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem, while she was in college.


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More than 500,000 Georgians have participated in early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm election through the first week of in-person early voting, and that number now includes Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams.

Abrams was joined Monday morning by some family members at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall to presumably cast a ballot for herself and other Democrats running for statewide and local offices.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, voters will be asked to weigh in on five proposed amendments that will appear on this year’s ballot. We discuss the amendments, decipher what they mean and talk about the significance of each measure.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, the first week of early voting shows record-breaking turnout, but accusations of voter suppression rose just as much.


Voter casts ballot in Sandy Springs, Ga.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, long lines of voters continue to crowd polling places during the first week of early voting across the state. Some are alleging voter suppression after African-American senior citizens on their way to vote early were asked by Jefferson County officials to get off the bus that was taking them to the polls.


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The Georgia gubernatorial candidates are campaigning on opposing views about the future of the education system. Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is in favor of funding wrap-around services by ending the state's private school scholarship program. Republican candidate Brian Kemp wants to expand the program.

 

We spoke to GPB reporter Grant Blankenship about these two visions for education, along with the choices parents have between private and public schools.

Voter casting his ballot in Sandy Springs, Ga.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, polls are open for Early Voting in Georgia and Election Day is just three weeks away. How will early voting shape the outcome of the races across the state?


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As in-person early voting gets underway, 53,000 of Georgia voter registrations are on hold. The secretary of state's office cites discrepancies in the applications and a violation of the "Exact Match" law, which was passed in 2017.

 


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Today on Political Rewind, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams discusses her campaign plans with less than a month ahead of the 2018 Election.


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On the final day of voter registration in Georgia, a report from The Associated Press found the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has more than 53,000 voter registrations on hold under the state’s “exact match” law.

 

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