Abrams campaign calls for Kemp to resign as Secretary of State

Abrams campaign calls for Kemp to resign as Secretary of State


HEATING UP AGAIN – WITH NEW CHARGES OF VOTER SUPPRRESSION LODGED AGAINST SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN KEMP WHO IS ALSO THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. DEMOCRAT STACEY ABRAM’S CAMPAIGN SAYS KEMP NEEDS TO FINALLY STEP DOWN AS THE STATE’S HEAD OF ELECTIONS. WSAV’S JOANN MERRIGAN SPENT THE DAY LOOKING INTO THAT– SHE’S HERE NOW WITH WHAT SHE FOUND. THE KEMP CAMPAIGN SAYS THIS IS ALL MANUFACTURED FOR POLTICAL GAIN. ABRAMS AND KEMP HAVE CLASHED BEFORE OVER VOTER SUPPRESSION AND PURGING OF PEOPLE’S NAMES FROM VOTER ROLLS. NOW THE ABRAMS CAMPAIGN IS REACTING TO A REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WHICH SAID IT STUDIED RECORDS IN THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE AND FOUND 53 THOUSAND VOTER REGISTRATIONS ARE ON HOLD AND THAT 70 PERCENT ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS. THE ABRAMS CAMPAIGN SAYS KEMP SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN IN CHARGE OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION SYSTEM WHEN HE IS ALSO RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AND THIS LATEST STORY PROVES IT – NAMELY THAT 53 THOUSAND GEORGIANS MAY BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE. AT ISSUE IS THE EXACT MATCH SYSTEM – WHICH COMPARES INFORMATION ON VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS TO DRIVER’S LICENSES OR SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS. THE REGISTRATION CAN BE FLAGGED FOR EVEN A SMALL DISCREPANCY LIKE A TYPO OR AN INITIAL, THESE IS HAPPENING TO REAL PEOPLE – ONE OF VIEWERS SAYS HE’S BEEN REGISTERED TO VOTE SINCE 1983 BUT BOT KICKED OFF THE LIST BECAUSE HIS ÷♪ DRIVERS LICENSE DID NOT HAVE HIS MIDDLE NAME, JUST AN INITAL. THE ABRAMS CAMPAIGN SAYS KEMP IS 8k+? USING HIS POWER TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE FOR POLITCAL GAIN, TO SILENCE ELIGIBILE VOTERS OF COLOR #@♪pPXp AND THAT KEMP NEEDS TO RESIGN AS SECRETARY OF STATE. KEMP FIRED BACK THAT ABRAMS AND HER RADICAL FRIENDS ARE DISHONEST – THAT THE 53 THOUSAND ARE ON A PENDING LIST BUT CAN VOTE BY SHOWING ID OR BY FIXING PROBLEMS. HE ALSO BLAMED ABRAMS FOR PROBLEMS WITH VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS IN THE FIRST PLACE SAYING A GROUP SHE’D BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH HAD REGISTERED MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS IN RECENT YEARS BUT HAD PUT THE INCORRECT INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION FORMS. KEMP ALSO SAID VOTERS CAN FIX THE PROBLEMS – OUR VIEWER POINTED OUT IT’S NOT SO EASY – SAYING IT TOOK HIM THREE MONTH TO GET HIS DRIVER’S LICENSED CHANGED AND HE’S WORRIED ABOUT PEOPLE WHO 6>6 MAY 66>ñ@@@@@ó@úúúúúúú[email protected]@@@@@@ NOT HAVE TIME TO DO THIS OR WHO DON’T YET REALIZE THEY’VE BEEN KICKED OFF THE VOTING LIST. AGAIN THE KEMP CAMPAIGN SAYS ANYONE ON THIS PENDING LIST SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO VOTE BY SHOWING ID – CLAIMING ABRAMS DOESN’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND HOW ALL THIS WORKS. CRITICS SAY THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN JUST THIS ISSUE – THAT THOUSANDS OF NAMES HAVE BEEN PURGED FROM VOTER LISTS SINCE KEMP TOOK OFFICE AS SECRETARY OF STATE IN 2010. JOANN MERRIGAN, WSAV NEWS 3. THANKS JOANN- IF YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT YOUR VOTER STATUS– WE’VE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO CHECK IT. JUST GO TO WSAV.COM SLASH VOTER STATUS–THEN FOLLOW THE LINKS.

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