In the closing days, Kemp basked in President Donald Trump's glow, after a Sunday rally that drew thousands of boisterous Republicans to central Georgia to see Trump deplane from Air Force One. Republican Rep. Karen Handel faces a challenge from Lucy McBath in a race Inside Elections rates Lean Republican.
A spokesman for Kemp - who is in a neck-and-neck race with Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams - provided no evidence for the accusation made on Sunday, that also came just as reports that the state election system, which as secretary of state Kemp oversees, is open to glaring vulnerabilities.
"After learning of a failed attempt to hack the state's online voter registration and My Voter Page, my office contacted the Department of Homeland Security and opened an investigation", Kemp said in a brief posting on his campaign's Facebook page.
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In her ruling, Ross noted that such restrictions were likely to fall most heavily on minorities.
A group of men appearing to belong to the Black Panther Party marched in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend showing their support for far-left Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams while they were armed with rifles. And we know what to do about that: "Vote".
"If it involves your own election", she continued, "I just can not imagine the candidate remaining involved in the investigation of something that might relate so directly to their own race".
Kemp and other Republican groups have blasted Abrams as an extremist with backing from "socialists" who, in Kemp's estimation, "want to turn Georgia into California". The AP also reported that through a process Kemp calls "voter roll maintenance", his office has "cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012" and that "nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone".
The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender. Democrats are expected to pick up several governor's seats around the country, particularly across the Midwest region that helped propel Trump to the White House in 2016. "The press is very much considering it a referendum on me and us as a movement". He also said Wright had passed the details to the state Democratic Party.