Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.
Episode 16: In Georgia, 'Facts Always Win' Over Disinformation
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," Georgia's secretary of state discusses his fight against voting misinformation in the weeks since the presidential election.
Episode 15: Why Georgia's Audit Is Re-Counting 5 Million Ballots By Hand
On this episode of “Battleground: Ballot Box,” we explore Georgia’s historic hand recount of 5 million ballots through a risk-limiting audit. Counties are working ahead of schedule to finish. The Republican Secretary of State said this will ensure Georgians have faith in the outcome. Meanwhile, top Republicans continue to attack the integrity of the voting process.
Episode 14: After The Votes Are Counted, What Comes Next?
It's been a week since polls closed in Georgia, and it may be weeks until we officially know the winner in the presidential race. On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we take a look at what to expect as the state braces for a recount, and voters prepare for two U.S. Senate runoff races.
Episode 13: Election Day Survival Guide
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Mark Niesse explains what to expect on Election Day in Georgia, from long lines to how votes are counted.
Episode 12: How The Courts Shape Our Elections
On this episode of "Battleground: Ballot Box," we learn about voting laws and what role the courts play in shaping our elections.
Episode 11: How To Stop Voting Disinformation
On this episode of Battleground: Ballot Box, we hear from ProPublica's Jessica Huseman about the best ways to guard against election misinformation in the final days of the 2020 campaign.