Election Day Brought Voting Problems and Last-Minute Lawsuits in Georgia

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A saying made most popular by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, but it seemingly applies to politics in this midterm election season.

The bitter campaign for Georgia governor reaches its climax Tuesday as voters choose between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in a contest both rivals frame as a battle for the soul of the state.

In response, Kemp asked the FBI to investigate the Democratic Party for trying to hack the system. Kemp has also been accused of failing to secure Georgia's voting system by allowing hackers to steal private data of six million registered voters in 2015.

Both candidates are being backed by big-name celebrities and political heavyweights: Kemp boasts the support of Heisman Trophy victor Herschel Walker, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, while Abrams claims Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama.

"These automated calls are being sent into homes just days before President Trump arrives, reminding voters exactly which political party is promoting a climate that champions this kind of vile, poisonous thinking", Abigail Collazo, a spokeswoman for the Abrams campaign, added.

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Georgia Secretary of State and Republican Gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp.

But an attorney for a group suing over the security of Georgia's electronic voting machines said he provided the information about the vulnerability to the state's attorneys. "In an act of desperation, the Democrats tried to expose vulnerabilities in Georgia's voter registration system".

"This was a fourth-quarter Hail Mary pass that was intercepted in the end zone", said campaign spokesman Ryan Mahoney.

Abrams says Kemp abuses his current secretary of state post to make it harder for certain citizens to vote. "These power-hungry radicals should be held accountable for their criminal behavior". It also asks that the Secretary of State's Office remove from its website any reference to allegations against Georgia's Democratic Party.

In the event that national polls are correct and blue wave does come to fruition, look for more Republicans to follow Kemp's lead and suddenly worry about election hacking.

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More than 2 million Georgians have cast early ballots.

For one robo-call producer speaking into a microphone in what we can only assume is a dark basement, the answer is clear: an 11th-hour infusion of good old-fashioned racism.

Kemp's office said in a statement on Sunday it launched the investigation late on Saturday and that it had notified the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI.

The DHS inspector general in June 2017 said Kemp's complaint was without merit. The investigation determined that the activity flagged by Kemp was the "result of normal and automatic computer message exchanges", and that there were no unauthorized intrusion attempts.

Abrams is the 44-year-old Atlanta attorney, former lawmaker and moonlighting romance novelist who'd be the first black woman in American history to be elected governor in any state and the first woman or nonwhite governor in Georgia history.

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