House launches investigation into Georgia governor’s election

The Georgia governor’s election left Democrats fired up over voter suppression that, they say, swayed a close race between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams in favor of Kemp.

Kemp was in charge of the election system for the state of Georgia during the time that he was running for election–a situation that has prompted the House Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into the way in which last year’s election was conducted.

Committee leaders cited problems relating to “voter registration, voter access, and other matters affecting the ability of people in Georgia to exercise their right to vote.”

What is it about Stacey Abrams?

Abrams came up short in her attempt to become the first black female governor in the nation, falling within 2 percentage points of winning in a strongly Republican, southern state.

Abrams is an attorney, a business owner, and the founder of the New Georgia Project, a nonprofit that works to register voters. She gave the Democratic response to this year’s State of the Union. She’s being recruited to run again for governor, and for the US Senate, and for President.

So, what is it about Stacey Abrams?

High school students at KIPP Dubois Collegiate Academy in Philadelphia listened to Abrams’ State of the Union response, and then reacted to the delivery and message. Geek out on their reflections here.

And, which disenfranchises voters more: voter fraud or rules put in place to combat voter fraud? Let’s take a look.


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