53,000 Voter Registrations are Being Held Up — Nearly 70 Percent from African-American Georgians
Cleland Resigned When He Ran for Higher Office, Says Kemp Should do Same
ATLANTA — After a shameful report from the Associated Press showing that 53,000 voter registration applications are being held up by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, former US Senator and Georgia Secretary of State Max Cleland issued the following statement:
“When I decided to run for higher office, I stepped down from my position as Secretary of State because I recognized that it would not be fair to Georgia voters if I oversaw an election in which I was a candidate for higher office. It is time for Brian Kemp to do the same. From his purging of 1.4 million voters, to the closure of 214 polling locations on his watch, and now, the 53,000 mostly African-American voters whose registrations hang in limbo, Brian Kemp has shown that he is willing to subvert democracy in order to win an election. He must immediately resign his position and Governor Deal must designate a competent bureaucrat who will protect every eligible Georgian’s right to vote.”
Nearly 70 percent of the Georgia voters whose registrations are being held up by Kemp’s office are African-American, the Associated Press reported, continuing Brian Kemp’s long record of disenfranchising minority voters.
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