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Felicia Sonmez National Reporter at Washington Posts Breaking Political News 29 October 19:46 Georgian Democratic Governor's Name Stacey Abram's campaign…
Georgian Democratic Governor’s Name Stacey Abram’s campaign draws attention to a letter where former President Jimmy Carter called on Abram’s Republican opponent, Brian Kemp , resigned as Secretary of State of Georgia and claims that “the public task is threatened” by Kemp’s dual role as candidate and supervisor of state elections.
Carter, who still lives in his Georgia hometown with his wife Rosalynn, sent Letter to Kemp last week.
Kemp’s role as candidate and state secretary “violates the most fundamental principle of democratic elections – that the election process is managed by an independent and impartial electoral authority,” Carter said in the letter.
“In order to encourage voters’ confidence in the forthcoming election, which will be especially important if the competition ends very closely, I urge you to go aside and switch to a neutral authority to oversee the governor’s choice, “said Carter.
Kemp and Abrams are locked in a competition dispute that has
Last year Georgia passed an “exact match” voter registration law that criticism argues aimed at holding minority voters from the polls. According to the Associated Press, 53,000 voter registration applications – most of them belonging to black voters – detained due to differences between information on formulas law and housing information in the file. Separately, election officers have also been criticized for rejecting hundreds of devastated valors.
Abrams, who would be the nation’s first black female governor, has called Kemp an “electoral opposition architect for the past decade” claiming he has “tried to put voting rights from 53,000 Georgians”.
Kemp has claimed that the person registered on the spot can vote on the election day as long as they take the correct ID.
In a statement, Kemp’s spokeswoman Ryan Mahoney said it was “sad” to see Abram’s “use the former president to do his dirty work” and accused the Democrat of “trying to distract voters with another publicity stunt”.
Amy Gardner and Vanessa Williams contributed to this report.