The Atlantic: “If the (GA) governor’s race had taken place in another country, the State Department would have questioned its legitimacy”
Brian Kemp leads Stacey Abrams by 65k votes Kemp purged over 755,000 people from voting rolls in past year, not to mention 53k pending registrations, 214 polling places closed, 4.5 hour lines
Under Brian Kemp, Georgia purged more than 1.5 million voters from the rolls – 10.6% of voters – from 2016 to 2018. The state also shut down 214 polling places, mostly in minority & poor neighborhoods. v
"[I]f the Georgia race had taken place in another country—say, the Republic of Georgia—U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy..." Kemp purged/challenged ~700k registrations. Current margin is ~75k.
“If the governor’s race had taken place in another country, the State Department would have questioned its legitimacy.”
"Abrams didn’t just have to fight an electoral campaign; she had to fight a new civil rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression," writes
"If the Georgia race had taken place in another country—say, the Republic of Georgia—U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy."
“As of this morning, he led by about 75,000 votes; more than 85,000 registrations were canceled through August 1 of this year alone.” Scorcher of an analysis by
This is dishonest or mis-informed. The state doesn't shutter polling places, Brian Kemp had nothing to do with it "The state shut down 214 polling places, the bulk of them in minority and poor neighborhoods."
There is no one better suited to analyze the political thievery at work in Georgia than , and she makes it plain here. I agree that U.S. press and government seem to get most outraged when elections are stolen elsewhere. That is stupefying.
"Under Kemp, Georgia purged more than 1.5 million voters from the rolls, eliminating 10.6 percent of voters from the state’s registered electorate from 2016 to 2018 alone," writes
4/ Some races remain in flux. The to-be-called governor’s race in Georgia between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp has garnered national attention for what points out is Kemp’s clear conflict of interest and voter-suppression efforts
READ : "Under Kemp, Georgia purged more than 1.5 million voters from the rolls, eliminating 10.6 percent of voters from the state’s registered electorate from 2016 to 2018 alone. The state shut down 214 polling places..."
"If the Georgia race had taken place in another country...U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy." —
piece in the on Brian Kemp's asterik "victory".
"if the Georgia race had taken place in another country...U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy, if for no other reason than Kemp’s dual roles as candidate and election overseer"
"If the governor’s race had taken place in another country, the State Department would have questioned its legitimacy."
"Abrams didn’t have to fight just an electoral campaign; she had to fight a civil-rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression."
"if the Georgia race had taken place in another country—say, the Republic of Georgia—U.S. media and the U.S. State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy"
If the Georgia governor’s race had taken place in another country, the State Department would have questioned its legitimacy.
"Abrams didn’t just have to fight an electoral campaign; she had to fight a new civil rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression," writes
"Abrams didn’t have to fight just an electoral campaign; she had to fight a new civil-rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression," writes
This seems like a clear-cut case, unless someone can point me to counter-evidence: "Abrams didn’t have to fight just an electoral campaign; she had to fight a new civil-rights campaign against the forces of voter suppression," writes
Along with others I fear that this will be the model for minority governance in America - neo-Jim-Crew (although it's related to the phenomenon described as new-Jim-Crow!), more or less blatant anti-democratic criminality propped up by racist apologism.
“If the Georgia race had taken place in another country—say, the Republic of Georgia—US media and the State Department would not have hesitated to question its legitimacy, if for no other reason than Kemp’s dual roles as candidate and election overseer.“
Brian Kemp's Victory in Georgia Needs an Asterisk - The Atlantic via thanks