Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

All eyes on Georgia gubernatorial race: Stacey Abrams

All eyes on Georgia gubernatorial race: Stacey Abrams

Voter protection is run by Brian Kemp, the Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate challenging Stacey Abrams. 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. He said Georgians have clear options.

The accusation emerged on Sunday amid reports that the Georgia election system, which Kemp oversees as secretary of state, is open to glaring vulnerabilities.

If elected, Abrams would be the nation's first black, female governor.

Both Abrams and Kemp condemned the robocall.

Voters line up to cast their ballots early in Macon, Ga., Nov. 2, 2018. There are nearly 7 million registered voters in the state.

She also backs tighter gun restrictions and supports removing Confederate monuments from state property.

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The racist ploy was in response to Oprah actively campaigning for Abrams in Georgia.

The closing weeks of the campaign has been defined by charges and counter charges surrounding the election process itself.

Last year, Kemp settled a lawsuit with civil rights organisations over voting rights. Kemp counters that Abrams and affiliated groups are trying to help people, including noncitizens, vote illegally.

It's unclear from that statement whether Kemp was using "We" to refer to his campaign or his state office.

He has been linked to several other racist robocalls, including a recent effort in Florida, where Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum would become the first black governor in his state's history. The all-caps headline says: "AFTER FAILED HACKING ATTEMPT, SOS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY". In 2016, he accused the Department of Homeland Security of an "unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the Georgia Secretary of State's firewall, " before the investigation found the alleged attack to be a routine traffic from a federal employee checking the state firearms license database.

Democrats immediately cried foul, noting Kemp has offered no evidence for his claims and pointing out the massive conflict of interest in Kemp launching an investigation into the people he is running against in his own election campaign. Tomorrow show up and show out, and Vote'.

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"It's wrong to call it an investigation", Abrams told CNN on Monday. Republicans have successfully shut out Democrats from holding any statewide office in Georgia since 2010.

Abrams acknowledges the historic nature of her candidacy.

Whatley, 33, said she didn't appreciate how Kemp has adopted Trump's rhetoric on immigration.

"I don't want anyone to vote for me because I'm black", she said.

"It looks pretty suspicious, and I would say that regardless of which party it was", Alan Abramowitz, a professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, told the Reuters news agency.

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