Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Brian Kemp, has long been under fire for huge issues with the state’s voting system, which he has run as the Secretary of State.
The ultra-conservative Kemp has overseen a system that has had vast flaws and is facing several lawsuits over racially motivated voter purges.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow dedicated the first 20 minutes of her Friday night show to examining the problems with Georgia’s elections, opening with Kemp’s refusal to accept FBI help when it was clear the Russians had hacked the system and going through his current effort to purge black voters with an “exact match” system that allows voters to be taken off the rolls because someone makes a minor error on their voter information, such as saying they live on a street instead of a road or avenue.
Kemp also prosecuted blacks who registered people to vote and mailed in absentee ballots—all charges which were ultimately dismissed.
In 2016, Georgia’s elections system was also accessed by Russian intelligence agents.
“This is the one state where the secretary of state says he doesn’t need no stinkin’ help from no federales,” Maddow said.
Democrats could flip the Texas state house in 2020 — and reshape the national map
Blue Texas? Democrats have long dreamt of winning Texas’s 38 electoral votes in the presidential election. That may still be a long shot, but a recent “Texodus” from Congress has given new talk to a political transformation across the Lone Star State that could have massive ramifications down the ballot and for decades to come.
Four of the state’s GOP members of Congress have announced their retirements in recent weeks, an unusual torrent of departures signaling that a storm is coming. And evidence shows that it’s not just hitting Texas’s federal delegation. It’s coming to Austin, too.
‘There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there’: Joe Biden at Cape Cod fundraiser
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended Republican lawmakers in DC as "decent people" during a campaign fundraiser held at Cape Cod.
"There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there," Biden argued, according to Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.
"I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but...every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me," he said.
”Because they know I respect the other team. I do. They’re decent people," Biden claimed. "They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now.”
Neo-Nazi ‘Atomwaffen Division’ holding live-fire militia trainings at ‘The Base’ near Spokane: report
One sign of the growing white nationalist crisis in America is a new outreach effort for paramilitary training.
"A neo-Nazi group focused on providing paramilitary-style training to far-right extremists has been conducting a massive recruitment drive and claims to have already conducted live-fire training with its members," Vice News reports.
"The Base, which is connected to extreme-right groups the Atomwaffen Division and the Feuerkrieg Division, has been promoting its growth on social media with photos announcing its presence in major cities across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and in Europe, South Africa, and Australia," Vice reported. "The images often include a small contingent (typically one to three) of masked, camo-clad men holding weapons standing in front of The Base's flag, a black flag with three white lines running down the centre."