Georgia Senate Elections Special

“I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers are layed out during Georgia’s primary election at the polling station at South Lowndes Recreation Complex in Lake Park, Ga., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jan. 5, 2021, 8 to 10 p.m. ET

Georgia Senate Elections Special

The balance of power in the US Senate is on the line on January 5, 2021 as the state of Georgia casts ballots in a special runoff election. Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face tough challenges from Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

Host Rose Scott hosts this live national broadcast, joined by WABE reporters Emma Hurt and Emil Moffatt, NPR congressional reporter Claudia Grisales and NPR senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montenaro. Confirmed live guests include Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Jake Evans, Chair of the Georgia chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association, Emory University political science professor Bernard Fraga, Denis O’Hayer, host of WABE’s “Political Breakfast” podcast, and US Representative Nikema Williams (D-GA), formerly Georgia’s Democratic Party Chair. We’ll also hear from former Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate and former GA House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who founded Fair Fight, a voting rights organization.

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Interview Highlights:

14:45     Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State

21:08     Denis O’Hayer, host of WABE’s “Political Breakfast” podcast

32:05     Nikema Williams, US Representative (D-GA), and former Georgia Democratic Party Chair

53:16     Stacey Abrams, former Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, former Georgia House Minority Leader, and founder of the voting rights organization Fair Fight

1:05:54  Jake Evans, Chair of the Georgia chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association