Stacey Abrams slams her GOP opponent as an architect of voter suppression’ in Georgia


Stacey Abrams is sticking to her playbook. Yes, she is continuing to call on her Republican opponent Brian Kemp — who also is Georgia’s secretary of state — to resign his post as guardian of the state electoral system. But whether he does or not, Abrams says her goal remains unchanged: to focus on turning out the very voters Kemp is trying to scare away from the polls.

Two voting rights groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing Kemp (R) of unlawfully blocking 53,000 voter registrations ahead of the November election — a revelation that prompted Abrams’ calls for Kemp to step aside.

The lawsuit against Kemp, which was filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Campaign Legal Center, alleges that the exact match system violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the U.S. Constitution.

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