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Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp sued over voter registrations

October 13, 2018 GMT

Claim: Georgia’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp sued over claims of suppressing thousands of minority voters

AP’S ASSESSMENT: True. A federal lawsuit has been filed against Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp for preventing minority voters from registering. 

THE FACTS: A lawsuit was filed against Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia, after the state’s “exact match” verification process was accused of negatively impacting minority voters. 

The lawsuit comes after an AP analysis discovered over 53,000 voter registration applications sitting in pending status. Nearly 70 percent of said registrants put on hold are black, while Georgia’s African-American population is approximately 32 percent. 


The lawsuit was brought by several groups including the Georgia state chapter of the NAACP, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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