With two days until polls open, Brian Kemp, the Georgia Secretary of State and Republican nominee for governor, is once again using his power as the state's chief election officer to boost his chances on November 6th. The last-minute probe is widely seen as an attempt to derail the Abrams campaign by twisting a concerned voter's complaint about alleged voting security issues, that was sent to the Democrats before they then sent it to voter protection.
"First of all, I think it's wrong to call it an investigation", Abrams said. "I remember coming out of the White House one day in August and realizing it was the first time I'd been outside when the sun was still up in a long time", said Democratic strategist Chris Lehane, who worked in the Clinton administration during the Whitewater scandal.
Brian Kemp, Abrams' opponent, has condemned the robocalls. The "scurrilous claims are 100 percent false", Georgia Democrats said, accusing Kemp of showing "another example of abuse of power". When pressed about the optics of using his office to investigate his opposition days before an election, Kemp said he "wasn't anxious about how it looks", adding "this is how we would handle any investigation". Republicans have won every Georgia governor's race since 2002.
Whatley, 33, said she didn't appreciate how Kemp has adopted Trump's rhetoric on immigration.
Suppressing the vote of the dead is probably a good idea if you want a free and fair election.
An epic battle for control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency was wrapping up Monday as both parties made their final appeals to voters. "I just want to say: Jesus don't like ugly, and we know what to do about that". Kemp was clearly afraid that his racist voter suppression tactics may not seal the deal for him, which is why his latest fear-mongering tactic was so laughable.
Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia broke the record for early voting in a midterm election with more than two million ballots cast ahead of tomorrow's contest, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a press release.
Already a historic matchup, with Abrams trying to become the first black woman elected governor in USA history, it has morphed in recent weeks from a battle of clear ideological differences into a racially charged argument over ballot access and voter fraud.