Tag Archives: Brian Kemp

Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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Kemp Declares Victory, Abrams Not Yet Conceding

Time Magazine reports: Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the numbers show Abrams can’t win …

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Trump In Georgia: Stacey Abrams Will Grab All Your Guns, Impose Socialism, Turn State Into Venezuela

The Washington Post reports: President Trump suggested Sunday that if Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes governor, she would turn Georgia “into a giant sanctuary city for criminal aliens” and he accused Democrats nationally of inviting illegal immigrants “to destroy our country, basically.” Democrats want to “impose socialism and totally erase America’s borders,” Trump said as he campaigned for Georgia Secretary of …

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Kemp Accuses Democrats Of Hacking Attempt After They Raise Alarm About Voting System Vulnerabilities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Secretary of State Office, run by Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp, has launched an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after an alleged attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system. “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is …

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Court Rules Against Brian Kemp On Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered that new U.S. citizens must be allowed to vote if they show proof of citizenship at the polls. U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who had argued that state law already provides a process for new citizens to vote. But Ross’ order said that …

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GEORGIA: Kemp Cancels Final Debate, Lies About It

The New York Times reports: Plans for the final debate of Georgia’s raucous race for governor collapsed on Wednesday after the Republican nominee, Brian Kemp, abandoned the forum’s long-scheduled timing so he could campaign alongside President Trump this weekend. Mr. Kemp had been expected to meet Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, in a Sunday evening debate that was announced in …

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GEORGIA: Jimmy Carter Calls On Secretary Of State To Resign As Voter Suppression Claims Cloud Election

Axios reports: Former president and Georgia native Jimmy Carter has written a letter to Brian Kemp, the state’s Republican nominee for governor, urging him resign as Georgia’s secretary of state, a position that requires him to oversee the gubernatorial election. Georgia’s gubernatorial race has also been clouded by voter suppression concerns. Kemp has been sued by a coalition of civil …

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LIVE VIDEO: Georgia Gubernatorial Debate

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams will face each other Tuesday night for the first televised debate in one of the country’s most closely watched races. The 7 p.m. debate will air live on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s TV and radio stations. Georgia voters are clearly energized. About 632,000 people had already cast a ballot …

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GEORGIA: Leaked Tape Shows GOP Gov Candidate Worrying About Citizens Exercising Their Right To Vote

Rolling Stone reports: Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for Georgia governor, expressed at a ticketed campaign event that his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote,” according to audio obtained by Rolling Stone. Not long after Kemp began his remarks, the …

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Georgia: 107K Voters Purged Under “Use It Or Lose It”

From Atlanta’s WABE and APM Reports: Even by Georgia standards, the voter purge of late July 2017 was remarkable. In a single day, more than half a million people — 8 percent of Georgia’s registered voters — were cut from the voter rolls. Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump who has described himself …

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GEORGIA: GOP Senator Rips Phone Away From Student Trying To Ask Him About Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts to purge the voter registrations of thousands of black voters in the Peach State. As the …

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GEORGIA: GOP Official (And Gov Candidate) Blocks 53,000 From Registering To Vote, Most Of Them Black

Talking Points Memo reports: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s (R) office is blocking 53,000 people from registering to vote, according to records obtained by the Associated Press, a huge number that could sway his gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Kemp has used a controversial “exact match” program to block voter registrations that disproportionately impacts minority voters. The secretary …

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GEORGIA: Log Cabin Endorses Anti-LGBT Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kemp, Opposes “Radical Liberal” Dem

Patrick Saunders reports at Project Q Atlanta: Brian Kemp reiterated his support of anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation just as a gay Republican group endorsed the newly-named GOP gubernatorial nominee. Kemp signed a pledge to support “religious freedom” legislation last year. He stood by it at a Republican “unity rally” on Thursday after trouncing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the GOP …

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GEORGIA: GOP Candidate For Gov Pumps Shotgun, Vows To “Round Up Criminal Illegals Myself” [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Fresh off a gun-filled ad that stirred controversy, Secretary of State Brian Kemp tried to outdo himself with a new 30-second spot that featured firearms, explosions and a pledge that he would “round up criminal illegals” himself if needed. This spot takes viewers through a barrage of images to remind voters of his tough-on-crime policies and …

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