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Georgia Voters Elect Republican Secretary of State

HeadlineDec 05, 2018

In Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger has won the runoff to become the next secretary of state, filling the seat left vacant by Brian Kemp. Kemp, who was declared the winner in Georgia’s contentious gubernatorial race, oversaw the state’s controversial voting practices which included efforts to suppress votes through the “exact match” system, which resulted in putting over 50,000 voter applications on hold because of minor discrepancies. Raffensperger is likely to continue many of his predecessor’s practices.

Last week, groups tied to Kemp’s former opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams, filed a federal lawsuit aiming to overhaul the Georgia elections system. Meanwhile in Wisconsin, the Republican-led Legislature has been in session all night in an attempt to pass a series of bills to weaken the power of incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers. We will go to Wisconsin after headlines.

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