Brian Kemp Associate FIRED After Trying to Suppress Votes in Randolph County

August 23, 2018

Chair Porter: Kemp should resign

ATLANTA — Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia responded to the firing of Mike Malone, an associate and donor of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who recommended the closing of seven of nine precincts in Randolph County, a county with a majority African-American population. Malone, who claims Brian Kemp recommended the closures, was today fired in a letter from the county’s attorney.

“Randolph County officials were correct to tell Brian Kemp’s henchman to take a hike, but he never should have recommended the poll closures in the first place,” said Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter. “Georgians deserve a free and fair election, not 11th hour efforts to close down polling locations and suppress votes.”

“Now that his donor and associate has been fired, it’s a good time for Brian Kemp to resign as Secretary of State,” added Porter, noting that Kemp continues to oversee the gubernatorial election in which he is a candidate.

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