Just two days before the election, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office launched an investigation Sunday into the Democratic Party after an alleged attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system.
Kemp, who is the Republican candidate for governor on Tuesday’s ballot, didn’t provide evidence linking the Democratic Party to the hacking attempt. He faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in the election.
The Democratic Party of Georgia called the allegation “100 percent false” and “an abuse of power” by Kemp’s office.
After election officials received a report Saturday that the state’s voter registration website was vulnerable, they blamed the Democrats instead of correcting the issue, said Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Director Rebeccca DeHart.
The explosive 11th-hour development Sunday intensified calls for Kemp to resign as the state’s top election official while he’s running for Georgia’s top political post. Throughout the campaign he has refused to do so.
Brian Kemp's voter suppression record:
Purged 1.5 million voters
Closed 214 polling places
Put 53k registrations on hold
Refused to replace hackable GA voting machines
Led bogus voter fraud prosecutions
And now overseeing own electionhttps://t.co/TK1MMO7INa
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 4, 2018
As much of a shitbag as this guy is, his views on democracy are shared by the most superficially respectable of Republican elites.