Kemp quits as Georgia secretary of state

Politics 11/8/2018, 4:33 PM
Kemp quits as Georgia secretary of state

Republican candidate for the position of Georgia governor, Brian Kemp, said on Thursday he will resign as the state's secretary of state amid election controversy.

Kemp declared victory against Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, claiming his margin was "so large" that it makes it "mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force a run-off election." However, Abrams refused to accept defeat and accused Kemp of trying to "force an outcome without proof ."

Furthermore, Georgia voters filed a lawsuit against the GOP candidate, accusing him of "using the official powers of his office to interfere in the election to benefit himself and his political party and disadvantage his opponents." As Georgia's secretary of state, Kemp was the state's top election official and would have to certify the final vote count if he remained on the position.

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