WABE's Week In Review: Trump's lack of influence on Georgia's GOP primary moves incumbents to November
Georgia’s GOP primary was seen as a test of Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican Party. The former president targeted several statewide Republican incumbents but failed to oust any of them.
Georgia Votes 2022: Trump-Endorsed Statewide Candidates Get 2 Wins & 4 Losses— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) May 27, 2022
Two candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump win their statewide Republican primaries. (Burt Jones & Herschel Walker)
Four lost (Jody Hice, John Gordon, David Perdue & Patrick Witt) #gapol pic.twitter.com/SOOyTJpmJz
The highest-profile races included ones for governor and secretary of state. Those were two offices Trump blamed for him losing the 2020 election based on unfounded allegations of voter fraud.
Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp has fended off a Trump-backed primary challenger who premised his campaign on the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen.— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) May 25, 2022
Our story for @NPR https://t.co/f9rqZmiXBZ
Get more on the results of Tuesday’s primaries and what to expect next in our podcasts Georgia Votes 2022 and Political Breakfast.
“I’ll still teach the same way”…
It’s now illegal in Georgia to teach certain “divisive concepts” in K-12 public schools, including that U.S. is systemically racist or individuals are inherently racist. Critics say the law is an attempt to stop teachers from mentioning race at all in the classroom.
But that isn’t stopping some teachers from talking about race. We hear from one of them.