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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:29 AM

Gov candidate Kemp resigns as secretary of state

Source: AP

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp says he is resigning as Georgia's secretary of state.

Attorney Russ Willard with the attorney general's office of Georgia announced the resignation in federal court Thursday morning.

Willard said Kemp delivered a letter of resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday morning, and it is effective at 11:59 a.m.

The state said Kemp will not perform any election-related duties Thursday.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-kemp-declares-win-says-rival-using-old-134232027--election.html

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:31 AM

1. What does this mean then?

I mean besides not over seeing his own election.

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Response to Legends303 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:35 AM

3. i certainly hope this means all the thousands of votes he tried to suppress will be counted and will

push Stacey Adams over to win.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:39 AM

5. Doesn't sound like it.

Kemp is holding a press conference this morning and afterwards plans to meet with the outgoing governor to begin the transition despite ballots still in the process of being counted.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:06 AM

11. he can meet w/ the former guy all he wants,

unless the court rules on it saying he's the de facto winner, it ain't over till it's over. A recount is necessary that will include all the ones suppressed.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:11 AM

12. Agreed.

It is a bold move. And a dick move. I hope Stacey stays the course.

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Response to Legends303 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

17. He resigned after picking up his thirty pieces of silver. Standard pay off to traitors.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:31 AM

2. Well, that's something.. a little late, but better than never..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:42 AM

6. Not if there is the possibilty of criminal charges

against Kemp and there should be.

The FBI was investigating the vote suppression.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:36 AM

4. Interesting


I imagine he was likely advised to do so to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Of course, all right-thinking people know that he should have done so long ago, but I'm actually quite surprised he did so at all. That's not a typical Republican move.

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:50 AM

7. the damage has already been done.... just enough voter suppression for him to win

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:51 AM

8. I think it's because he's sure he's won. He's just doing what would be normal in his situation.

He has to resign so an interim SoS can be appointed to take over his duties while he gets familiarized with the job of Gov'ner over the next couple of months.

He's ignoring any calls for a recount. Let's see what his interim replacement does when push comes to shove...

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:06 AM

10. Sure, But


He could have easily stayed in office for several more weeks to take any steps needed to promote his own victory. In today's Trumpian world, that is what I would expect any card-carrying GOP member to do. I'm surprised he resigned while he could still do further damage.

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Response to haele (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:13 AM

14. Likely - Kemp has this suck & duck - well covered

Damage already done.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:01 AM

9. The damage is done, now he will pretend he didn't rig the outcome

and his fig leaf of choice is resigning before the result gets certified. "See? Person X certified the result. Are you questioning their integrity?"

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:14 AM

15. Exactly!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:11 AM

13. Way too little - far too late

Tool has ducks in a row and he seeks to remove any legal arguments by this 11th hour 59 minute, 59th seconds - recusal.

Puhhhllleeeaaassseee

Eeeaaaannnntttt!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:17 AM

16. My wife says there is no wave. Then she calls me an asshole for posting this.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:22 AM

18. It's about friggin' time!

That's because he thinks he has it in the bag now. Bastard.

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