Nearly two years ago, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was told she couldn’t cast a ballot because, according to her polling place, she had already voted in the November 2018 election.
The Amazon documentary that uses Georgia as a backdrop — specifically, Abrams’ 2018 race for governor against Republican and then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp — takes a deep dive into ways producers say voter suppression continues today.
“All In: The Fight For Democracy” premiered this month across several Georgia theaters, including Atlanta’s Starlight Drive-in. The film is out via Amazon Prime on Sept. 18.
The film also highlights the Georgia voter purges that happened before Abrams ran against Kemp.
According to a WABE and APM Reports investigation, in July 2017 Kemp’s office removed more than a half-million Georgians from the state’s voter rolls because they had been flagged for various reasons. That included a history of voter inactivity.
WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress connected with All In’s co-directors, Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus, and Stacey Abrams herself, for a conversation on making the documentary during the buildup to this November’s presidential election.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.