Georgia Republican candidate for Governor Brian Kemp has claimed that the Democratic Party of Georgia has made a failed attempt to hack the voter registration rolls in the state and is opening an investigation into that matter.
CNN reports that Kemp has stated that there was a failed attempted to hack into the voter rolls on Saturday evening and that he is including the Georgia Democratic Party as part of his investigation into the alleged actions. At the same time, Kemp did not offer any reasons why the Democrats were being included in the investigation. No additional details were provided.
Kemp is the Secretary of State of Georgia as well as the candidate for Governor. He has refused to resign his position as Secretary of State while running for Governor. Thus, many critics have alleged that he is able to unfairly influence the outcome of the election via the fact that he is the one who gets to decide if certain voter registrations will count or not. They say that he is able to pick and choose which kind of voters are going to be allowed to vote.
Stacey Abrams is Kemp’s Democratic opponent, and she has called these latest hacking allegations a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that courts have recently ruled against Kemp and some of the voters that he was attempting to throw off of the roles. She has long been an advocate for increased voter enrollment and turnout. She is very displeased with the actions that Kemp has been taking and wants to see a greater turnout for this election in Georgia than we have ever seen before.
Polls indicate that Abrams and Kemp are locked in a very tight race that could come down to the wire. There is a fear on the Abrams side that Kemp is disenfranchising certain voters who are likely to vote for Abrams. They worry that even a few votes here or there that are disqualified is enough to change the outcome of this entire race. Tuesday November 6, 2018 will be a historic day no matter which way this race goes. Georgia is going to be making a big statement about what their political values are and where their allegiances stand. It is expected to be one of the closest races throughout the entire night. If you are the kind of person who likes to watch these things you should prepare yourself for a long night.