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Jimmy Carter Calls on Georgia GOP Candidate to Resign as Secretary of State

HeadlineOct 30, 2018

Back in the United States, former President Jimmy Carter wrote a letter calling for Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to resign his role as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp’s Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams and civil rights groups have accused Brian Kemp of putting 53,000 voter applications on hold by using minor discrepancies in voters’ registrations and ID cards to bar them from casting a ballot. In his letter, President Carter wrote, “Popular confidence is threatened not only by the undeniable racial discrimination of the past and the serious questions that the federal courts have raised about the security of Georgia’s voting machines, but also because you are now overseeing the election in which you are a candidate.” This comes as Brian Kemp is under fire for posing for a photo with an anti-Muslim extremist at a recent campaign event. Far-right conspiracy theorist James Stachowiak was wearing a T-shirt that read, “Allah is not God, and Mohammad is not his prophet,” when Kemp posed for the photo. Kemp can be seen giving a thumbs-up on the picture.

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