Georgia Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp had problems with his voter ID when he went to cast his ballot on Election Day.
“It turns out his voting card was invalid,” a reporter with Atlanta’s WSB-TV revealed in a video report on Kemp’s issues voting at his polling place in Winterville, Georgia.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State website, voters must present a Georgia driver’s license, government employee ID, valid U.S. passport, valid military ID, valid tribal ID or a free voter ID card distributed through a country registrar or Department of Driver Services Office.
The ABC affiliate did not explain what the issue with the GOP candidate’s identification was and added that Kemp was eventually able to cast his ballot.
On November 2, a federal judge struck down Georgia’s “exact match” voter ID law that, according to NPR, flagged “voter registrations that have discrepancies with other official identification documents used by the state.”
U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross called the law a “severe burden” on voters after the NAACP and other civil rights group filed lawsuits against the state and claimed the law disenfranchised minority voters.
Kemp has been accused of suppressing minority votes repeatedly this election cycle as he ran against Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams who would become the first black female governor in the country if she wins.
On Election Day, allegations of voter suppression at the hands of the secretary of state were raised again when two precincts in largely African-American districts reported that they could not turn on electronic voting machines because they were not provided power cords.
A censure compromise is the GOP’s best option – but Trump is making it impossible: conservative columnist
In an op-ed for the conservative outlet The Bulwark, Benjamin Parker argues that when it comes to censure as a "compromise" to impeachment, that potential compromise is a model that President Trump himself has taken off the table.
Just like during the Bill Clinton era, party members leading the impeachment effort know that they won't get the Senate votes to convict. "The censure compromise was an effort by the president’s defenders to end the impeachment process early. It failed in 1998 because Republicans were determined to demonstrate their fidelity to the rule of law and to enforce a high standard of conduct for public officials," Parker writes, adding that Democrats today find themselves in a similar position. "At this point, Trump’s defenders should be suggesting a censure measure as a possible compromise just as Democrats did in 1998. ... Even if a compromise on censure appears unreachable, the Republicans should make the offer on the off chance that it works."
Fresno Bee burns Nunes to the ground in scathing editorial
The editorial board of the Fresno Bee has written a scathing takedown of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his extraordinary fealty to President Donald Trump, which the editors say is harming the country.
Specifically, the editorial accuses Nunes of forsaking his oath of office as a congressman to serve as Trump's most loyal toady on the House Intelligence Committee.
"As has been true for nearly all of Trump’s first term, Nunes has relinquished his proper role as an independent representative of Congress and has instead acted like a member of the Trump 2020 re-election team," the editorial states.
‘Don’t mess with me’: Pelosi’s presser ends with a bang as she blasts reporter for asking if she ‘hates’ Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly rebuked a reporter who asked whether she hated President Donald Trump.
The California Democrat announced Thursday morning that she had asked Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler to draft articles of impeachment, and she then announced that the committee would hear evidence in the case in a hearing Monday.
"Ukraine was the vehicle of the president's actions (but) this isn't about Ukraine," Pelosi said. "This is about Russians. Who benefited? Who benefited from that holding that military assistance?"
"All roads lead to Putin," she added. "Understand that."