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Georgia Voter Suppression Efforts Under Fire in Heated Governor Race

HeadlineOct 12, 2018
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In election news, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is calling for Secretary of State Brian Kemp to step down following an Associated Press report alleging voter suppression ahead of the upcoming November election. The state’s “exact match” system—where even a minor discrepancy in a voter’s registration and their official ID could bar them from casting a ballot—has resulted in 53,000 voter applications being put on hold. The highly anticipated race pits progressive African-American Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams against Kemp. Kemp’s office oversees key aspects of voting in the state, including the controversial verification law. Seven out of 10 of the stalled applications are for African-American voters in a state where less than one-third of the population is black.

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