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Georgia GOP Governor Tried To Scam Election, Then Told His Own Ballot Was Invalid

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Sadly, Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams failed to beat Republican incumbent Brian Kemp in the Georgia gubernatorial election this week. It’s hard to say how much of Kemp’s victory was down to the fact that as well as being the incumbent candidate in the election he was also running the whole electoral process.

The Georgia governor’s race was dogged by allegations of voter suppression and electoral fraud throughout the campaign. People from all sides, including candidate Stacey Abrams herself, were making very serious accusations against Brian Kemp’s office.

As Blue Side Nation reported, Kemp’s office opened an official probe into the Georgia Democratic party just two days before the day of the election, despite there being no apparent reason for him to do so. What’s more, a little earlier on in the campaign, Kemp tried to block vast swathes of the electorate from voting because of an insignificant technicality in the paperwork. It seemed that nothing was beneath him.

On the day of the election itself, though, Karma struck with a delicious serving of irony. Kemp received a voter card that read “invalid” when he tried to vote.

He went to his local polling station in Winterville, Ga. on Tuesday afternoon, only to be told that there was a problem with the validity of the voting card. So, he had no choice but to go back and get another, which must have been extremely humiliating for him. This is in spite of the fact that he personally was responsible for overseeing the electoral processes on the day.

Trying to play down the incident after it had happened, a senior aide of Brian Kemp claimed that the issue was resolved swiftly and efficiently by a poll worker, and that overall Kemp’s voting experience was “smooth”. I don’t think anyone is buying that, buddy.

Of course, it wasn’t just Kemp who had trouble expressing his political voice on election day. Results coverage of the Georgia races was peppered with reports of very long wait times and malfunctioning voting machines across the state.

In the build-up to the midterms, Kemp found himself on the receiving end of many lawsuits related to the state’s voter registration laws, especially surrounding serious concerns about suppression of minority voters. Essentially, everyone can see that having a candidate running the election is not a good idea. Now that he has been reelected for another term, you can expect the lawsuits and allegations to keep on flooding into his office for the foreseeablw future.


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