Georgia's Brian Kemp Announces Election Hacking Charge Against Democrats

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Tears A Trump supporter cries as he arrives for a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade Montana

Now that Democrat Abrams stands a good chance of pulling off an upset in a conservative stronghold state, Kemp may just want to have an excuse to contest the results should the election not tip in his favor.

Great wins for voters and for the state of Georgia, right? Amid the furor over the purported hacking, Kemp announced Monday that the state had not only broken its 2014 record, but has set a new, all-time record for early voting in a midterm election.

Sunday's accusation of election hacking came with precious few details, but a spokesperson for Kemp's office did tell the Times that the investigation was sparked by an email "talking about trying to hack the Secretary of State's system".

Kemp, who is locked in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, did not provide evidence to back up the allegation.

Kemp, who now serves as Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of using his position as the state's chief elections officer to suppress minority votes.

In an election year marked by racial hostility, some voters said they saw it at the polls too.

Matt Patricia tells reporter to 'sit up' during press conference
The reporter asked Patricia , "Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?" Reporter: "Okay. Patricia: "Ah, well, you know".

Capehart insisted Republicans were fixated on voter suppression to prevent a majority of voters from duly electing Abrams, who has been polling close with Kemp.

Kemp is not only running Georgia's elections, he's also the Republican candidate for governor, and in response to reports of the flaw, he's accusing Democrats of trying to hack the system. On Tuesday, voters will determine which party controls the US Congress as well as pick governors in 36 states, among them Georgia. "I ran for the legislature against an incumbent, and just barely beat him, and served two terms in the legislature", Kemp explained on his website.

The issue delayed Kemp from voting for less than a minute, Charlotte Sosebee, Director of Elections for Athens-Clarke County told USA TODAY.

Abrams on Monday called him a "bald-faced liar" who cooked up the allegation to deflect attention from his record of incompetence as secretary of state presiding over an antiquated, vulnerability-laced elections system. The official declined to say if the agency was investigating. Since then, she's been a fundraising juggernaut, raising millions from beyond Georgia, and she's drawn a parade of notable supporters, most recently former President Barack Obama and media icon Oprah Winfrey. Kemp has also been accused of failing to secure Georgia's voting system by allowing hackers to steal private data of six million registered voters in 2015. In 2016, after the state's servers were compromised, Kemp was the only secretary of state to refuse help from the federal government to see if Russians had hacked the servers.

According to AP interviews and records released by the Georgia Democratic Party, a lawyer for election-security advocates, David Cross, notified both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kemp's counsel Saturday that a citizen had alerted him to the flaw.

In Snellville, Georgia, voters took turns sitting in children's chairs as they waited for hours, according to the Associated Press, and in Atlanta, people waited in the rain in a line at one site that snaked around the building. "You can change voter registration".

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