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GA Gov: Stacey Abrams Accuses Kemp of Running 'Witch Hunt' Investigation into Dems

Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp launched a probe into his state's Democratic Party over what he says was an attempted hack of the voter registration system. 

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"Federal partners, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were immediately alerted,” Kemp's office said in a statement.

He calls it an investigation. But his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams calls it a "witch hunt." 

"It's wrong to call it an investigation," Abrams told CNN on Monday. "It's a witch hunt that was created by someone who is abusing his power." 

Abrams also called Kemp a "bald-faced liar" at a campaign event over the weekend.

Other Georgia Democrats called the investigation a "political stunt."

“This political stunt from Kemp just days before the election is yet another example of why he cannot be trusted and should not be overseeing an election in which he is also a candidate for governor,” said Rebecca DeHart, executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Democrats have tried to turn the investigation around on Kemp, accusing him of suppressing thousands of minority votes. Over 53,000 voter registrations are still pending because, according to Kemp's office, the applications do not match other government records.

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Former President Obama recently joined Abrams on the campaign trail, suggesting that Kemp has "already been caught" guilty of voter suppression. Kemp, meanwhile, has earned President Trump's endorsement. 

Abrams would be the first African-American woman to be elected governor in the U.S. But, she said she doesn't want people going to the polls with that in mind. She wants citizens to vote for her because her campaign is simply "better."

Right now the two candidates are separated by only three points.

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