A Federal Judge Found That Kemp Imposed a “Severe Burden” on Georgia Voters
A new report from ProPublica highlighted the extent to which Republicans have worked to block Americans from voting, including then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The piece covered some of the most extreme anti-voter actions Kemp took during his tenure as Secretary of State, including launching an investigation into a Black city commissioner for helping a first-time voter understand how to use a voting machine. She was later acquitted of all charges. Kemp’s actions as Secretary of State were so restrictive that a federal judge ruled he was placing a “severe burden” on Georgia voters.
While Kemp was overseeing Georgia elections as Secretary of State, he took actions that impacted the ability of voters of color to cast a ballot:
In Georgia’s final GOP gubernatorial primary debate in 2022, Kemp revealed that his frustration with the “results” of the 2020 election was the driving force behind SB 202, one of the most egregious voter suppression laws in the country which Kemp signed in 2021.
Kemp offered testimony in a recent federal voting rights trial where he attempted to defend past comments voicing concerns about Democrats’ efforts “registering all these minority voters” and about a high number of Democratic absentee ballot requests, the majority of which were from voters of color.
More on Brian Kemp’s anti-voter efforts — ProPublica: The Fight Against an Age-Old Effort to Block Americans From Voting
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