RANDOLPH COUNTY, GA – Today, Randolph County Democratic Party Chair Bobby Jenkins issued the following statement:
Mike Malone, an associate and donor of Brian Kemp, consulted with the Randolph County Board of Elections following a recommendation by Kemp’s office earlier this year.
Kemp, according to Malone, directed his associate to recommend polling closures across Georgia. Kemp claimed to oppose the Randolph County polling location closures; however, audio evidence highly suggests that Kemp himself directed Malone to recommend these closures.
Malone recommended closing seven of the nine Randolph County polling locations due to non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability and voting rights advocates decried the proposal, and Malone was fired by the county after his blatant attempts to suppress votes. Randolph County’s population is majority African American.
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