Georgia Secretary Of State Brian Kemp’s Office Blocks More Than 53,000 Voter Applications

Brian Kemp stands at a podium during an election event

Brian Kemp, Republican secretary of state in Georgia, is blocking 53,000 people from registering to vote. Kemp is using a controversial program that requires an “exact match” to put on hold thousands of voter registrations according to WABE in Atlanta. Kemp is also running for governor, which means that he is in position to decide who can vote in the upcoming election.

A report from AP shows that not only are 53,000 potential voters currently being blocked from participating in the election, but a full 70 percent of those voters are black. This reveals a potential racial bias given that about 32 percent of Georgia’s population is black.

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