Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Stacey Abrams fizzles in Georgia

Stacey Abrams fizzles in Georgia

"I just want to say, Jesus don't like ugly".

Levin also said that his firm, CyberScout, has analyzed several states' election systems to look for weaknesses ranging from the accessibility of voter registration databases to the susceptibility of government websites to denial-of-service attacks.

Abrams' opponent Brian Kemp denounced the robo-calls as "vile".

Their goal is to prevent Kemp, who now serves as Georgia's secretary of state, from declaring the victor of today's election and from being involved in any recounts or runoffs.

In a statement on Sunday, Kemp's office said they had officially requested the FBI to investigate the matter. While they prepare for tomorrow, the race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp is heating up.

The state Democratic Party called Kemp's accusation "a reckless and unethical ploy" and said he was using the Federal Bureau of Investigation to support "false accusations".

"In Georgia's upcoming gubernatorial election, popular confidence is threatened not only by the undeniable racial discrimination of the past and the serious questions that the federal courts have raised about the security of Georgia's voting machines, but also because you are now overseeing the election in which you are a candidate", Carter wrote.

All the while, Brian Kemp, now at 48.5 (within a 3 percent margin of Abrams), tries to keep ahead with a campaign revolving around, amongst other things, eliminating state income taxes on retirement pay for military veterans and giving teachers in Georgia a $5000 pay raise, a move that is estimated to cost $800 Million, including additional expenditures like pension payment, etc.

One of the plaintiffs, Katharine Wilkinson, told CNN that she chose to join the suit because she believes that what Kemp is doing is illegal.

"I've never seen a time where the state of Georgia had more at stake than we do in this contest", Kemp told supporters at one of his final campaign stops before Election Day polls open.

The Democratic Party of Georgia is pushing back against the allegations. Since then, she's been a fundraising juggernaut, raising millions from beyond Georgia, and she's drawn a parade of notable supporters, most recently former President Barack Obama and media icon Oprah Winfrey. A representative for the Department of Homeland Security confirmed the agency had been notified, but it deferred to Georgia officials for details. The party published two emails that purport to show a private individual who pointed out potential vulnerabilities in systems used by Georgia residents to print sample ballots and registration information that the individual suggested could allow a hacker to steal or manipulate registration information.

Kemp, a 54-year-old businessman and veteran secretary of state is vying to maintain the GOP's hold on a state that is nearing presidential battleground status courtesy of its growth and diversity.

And on Tuesday, a group of five Georgians filed a last minute lawsuit to keep him from engaging in counting votes or certifying the results of the midterm election. But under Kemp's administration of the polls, voters are experiencing massive lines and technical problems as they try to cast ballots.

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