GBI launches investigation into allegation of attempted election hack

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Stacey Abrams has been running for governor of Georgia against Brian Kemp, who is also the secretary of state of Georgia, which means he oversees elections. "In an act of desperation, the Democrats tried to expose vulnerabilities in Georgia's voter registration system". The last-minute probe is widely seen as an attempt to derail the Abrams campaign by twisting a concerned voter's complaint about alleged voting security issues, that was sent to the Democrats before they then sent it to voter protection. The Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams, believes the investigation is bogus.

"Stacey Abrams is one of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country", President Trump began. The party's task was much more hard in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority but Democrats are defending 10 seats in states won by the president two years ago.

Abrams called Kemp's allegations of hacking "a desperate ploy" and a distraction from those scandals.

CNN reports that the state party is claiming an "abuse of power" by Kemp.

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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 said he had notified federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. That total is almost twice the number purged between 2008 and 2012, the group said in a report. But, she said she doesn't want that to drive the outcome. Republicans have won every Georgia governor's race since 2002. The all-caps headline says: "AFTER FAILED HACKING ATTEMPT, SOS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY". "I don't want anyone to vote for me because I'm black", she told supporters in Savannah on Monday.

Former US President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, urged Kemp last month to step down from his election oversight role, saying keeping it while campaigning "runs counter to the most fundamental principle of democratic elections".

"It looks pretty suspicious, and I would say that regardless of which party it was", Alan Abramowitz, a professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, told the Reuters news agency. The AP also reported that through a process Kemp calls "voter roll maintenance", his office has "cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012" and that "nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone". And we know what to do about that: vote.

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