Georgia Runoff Election on December 4
The most critical office yet to be decided: Secretary of State, the official who will be in charge of Georgia’s electoral system.
Yes, the successor to Brian Kemp is undecided. The winner will be responsible for cleaning up the terrible mess bequeathed to us by the years of Kemp’s gross incompetence and misrule.
- Georgia’s voting machines are antiquated and must be replaced.
- Security and safeguards against hacking and misuse must be put in place.
- The system must be run with integrity, honesty, and transparency.
But above all, the new Secretary of State must put an end to the Kemp-led Republican effort to suppress the minority—especially, black—vote. The nationwide Republican campaign has been underway for over a decade, and was in high gear in the 2018 elections.
The Republican effort to deny the vote to minorities is sure to gather force as Republicans grasp at straws to stem the inevitable demographic trends that will result in a rising tide of Hispanic and black voters, as their proportion of the population expands.
PUTTING A DEMOCRAT IN CHARGE OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM IS THE NECESSARY FIRST STEP TO STIFLE THE GOP CAMPAIGN.