Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Fierce campaigning on closing day of Georgia governors race

Democrat Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke helps his sister Charlotte erect a yard sign as they canvass door-to-door in Carrollton Texas Georgia Dems accused of ‘hacking voting system’ blame Rep rival for ‘power abuse’
Faye Gross | 07 November, 2018, 03:47

When President Donald Trump pulled off the 2016 election shocker, he credited the huge crowds at his rallies - which he now also trumpets before Tuesday's midterm elections, calling them the largest in midterms history. Republicans have won every Georgia governor's race since 2002.

Kemp's actions as secretary of state have increasingly come into question as he struggles to fend off gubernatorial opponent Stacey Abrams, who is seeking to be the first ever African-American woman governor in America, and who is now polling in a dead heat.

Cathy Cox, former Georgia secretary of state and former Democratic candidate for governor, suggested that law enforcement officials should have determined whether the press release was necessary at the launch of any investigation, and that Kemp should abstain from any such investigation. She and Abrams are both black women from MS, and the media titan spoke of the sacrifices their ancestors had to make to obtain the right to vote.

Both Abrams and Kemp condemned the robocall.

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

In her ruling, Ross noted that such restrictions were likely to fall most heavily on minorities.

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"I've got an opponent who not only is an architect of voter suppression, but he's a bald-faced liar", Abrams told more than 200 people at a union hall for longshoremen who work at Savannah's port. I just want to say: Jesus don't like ugly.

But even the policy debates have played out as much as cultural identity battles as they have nuanced debates over policy details.

They say the volunteer then forwarded that email to the Georgia Democratic Party Voter Protection Director.

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".

Republican Brian Kemp on Monday stood by his decision to level claims of attempted hacking at Democrats, turning their objections - and the concerns of nonpartisan civil rights groups - into an election eve selling point.

The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender. But flipping what has been a GOP stronghold like Georgia would signal a potential meaningful shift in the electorate and open up a new battleground ahead of 2020. But when he was told on Friday that he had once again failed in his job, instead of fixing the problem he blamed the Democratic Party of Georgia.

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