The election between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in the increasingly bitter Georgia governor’s race was always going to come down to voting rights. For nearly a decade, the two have clashed over that historical and emotionally-charged issue, with Kemp overseeing elections as Georgia’s secretary of state and Abrams, Georgia’s most powerful black lawmaker, running a nonprofit to register more minority voters for state elections.
In the past, Kemp has accused Abrams of criminal voter fraud, while Abrams has called Kemp’s role in elections nothing short of brazen voter suppression.
The man running for governor also oversees the election as Georgia’s Secretary of State. He’s also sitting on voter registrations, sparking a wave of skepticism among voters.