Georgia Voter Suppression

Perdue: Nunn Supporters Are Like ACORN


Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) is investigating the New Georgia Project, a third party voter registration organization, following allegations that they may be committing fraud.

There are a few reasons why I’m skeptical, but Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn’s opponent, David Perdue, is convinced that Nunn’s supporters are just like ACORN.

“The fact that an organization led by a well-known Nunn supporter would attempt to illegally register voters is unacceptable and reminiscent of the Obama-political machine’s ACORN scandal. There is nothing more fundamental to our democratic process than maintaining the integrity of our elections and any attempt to tamper with them is deplorable.”

It’s not clear how this can be reminiscent of something didn’t actually happen, but I digress.

I have serious doubts about the motivations of Secretary of State Brian Kemp as he recently made a big deal out of the Democratic party’s evil plan to register minority voters.

In a video posted last week, Kemp warned that Democrats are “registering all these minority voters that are out there” and that they can “win these elections in November” because of it. Kemp has also said that allowing same-day voter registration is an affront to individual freedom.

I think it’s fair to ask if Kemp’s investigation of the New Georgia Project is politically motivated. It’s clear that, as the chief of elections, he does not value high voter turnout if it concerns the poor, students, or minorities.

I anticipate the investigation will conclude sometime after the election and that Kemp’s office will find that no acts of intentional fraud were committed. Finding an invalid registration form does not necessarily translate to an act of fraud and I expect that is all they will find.