Georgia’s upcoming primary looks like another test of Trump’s influence – WABE

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians cast ballots during the state’s early voting period, which ended Friday. In-person voting takes place Tuesday for Georgia’s Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan primaries. Tuesday is also the last day to drop off an absentee ballot in a drop box. Mail-in ballots can also be brought to the county registrar’s office, but those offices will not accept ballots after 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

For more on the Georgia primary, including how the battleground will likely be a test of former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party, subscribe to our Georgia Votes 2022 podcast.

I talk about Governor Kemp campaigning with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

A hearing challenging the eligibility of 13,000 Forsyth County voters.

A Gwinnett Muslim community voter forum.

And a lot more. #gapol

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A carpooling application under another name…

When you think of ridesharing apps, the first companies that come to mind are probably Uber or Lyft. But some in Atlanta are looking to carve out a place in the on-demand transportation market.

Check out our latest episode of the WABE Tech Cast, where we take a look at some local businesses taking on the giants with a unique approach.

Connecting with nature and with each other…

AAlso in this episode…

– We’re hearing from some Georgia health advocates that Gov. Brian Kemp’s rejection of an effort that would expand Medicaid eligibility for people living with HIV will have a huge impact on the lives of patients.

—Atlanta police have arrested eight people at a site in southeast Atlanta, where a public safety training center is planned. Officials allege that some people threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers.

–Molly Samuel has more than $3 million in federal grants aimed at cleaning up polluted areas across Georgia.

–Martha Dalton examines an Atlanta Public Schools program to give low-income students a bank account.

– Lily Oppenheimer reports that some black students in Floyd County are suing the school district after being suspended for protesting Confederate flags on campus.

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