History, Trump and partisan bitterness collide in Georgia

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams watch as former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Morehouse College Friday Nov. 2 2018 in Atlanta

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Kemp began his day in an Atlanta suburb, insisting that he was "doing my job" in pursuing what he called a potential hack. President Donald Trump has rallied in the state on behalf of Kemp, while former President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey have made appearances on behalf of Abrams.

Kemp said he had notified federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. The Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams, believes the investigation is bogus.

Kemp's actions as secretary of state have increasingly come into question as he struggles to fend off gubernatorial opponent Stacey Abrams, who is seeking to be the first ever African-American woman governor in America, and who is now polling in a dead heat.

Kemp has been trying to true the vote in Georgia, removing dead people from the rolls and also trying to remove the names of those who haven't voted in a while.

It's unclear from that statement whether Kemp was using "We" to refer to his campaign or his state office. The all-caps headline says: "AFTER FAILED HACKING ATTEMPT, SOS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY". The first two times he blamed a vendor and an employee, and this time he's blaming the Democratic Party.

Kemp acknowledged to reporters Monday "a potential vulnerability that we found out about" but insisted the state's election systems were secure ahead of Tuesday.

Kemp's charge on Sunday appeared to result from a report made to his office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday by a Georgia businessman with an expertise in software, according to David Cross, a lawyer representing several Georgia voters who have sued the state over its decision not to use paper ballots. "Tomorrow show up and show out, and vote". "I don't want anyone to vote for me because I'm black", she told supporters in Savannah on Monday.

Abrams acknowledges the historic nature of her candidacy.

Election law experts pointed out press releases about the alleged hacking appear prominently on the secretary of state's homepage, where many voters research information about their voter registration status and polling location before voting.

Whatley, 33, said she didn't appreciate how Kemp has adopted Trump's rhetoric on immigration.

It's just the latest in a series of partisan moves by Kemp, who has held up more than 50,000 voter registrations for inconsistencies as small as a missing hyphen, fought rules to give voters a chance to prove their identities when their absentee ballot applications are rejected for a lack of a signature match, and been aggressive in prosecuting those who have done nothing more than try to help those in need of assistance in casting ballots.
"Because I can assure you if I hadn't done anything and the story came out that something was going on, you'd be going 'Why didn't you act?'"

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