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General News    H3'ed 10/30/18

Pres. Carter Asks Kemp to Resign (Full text of letter)

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Former Pres. Carter wrote to his state's Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp, asking him to resign as Georgia sec'y of state because he is overseeing the election he is in. Full text of the letter Oct. 22, 2018: 'In Georgia’s upcoming gubernatorial election, popular confidence is threatened not only by the undeniable racial discrimination of the past and the serious questions that the federal courts have raised about the security of Georgia’s voting machines, but also because you are now overseeing the election in which you are a candidate. This runs counter to the most fundamental principle of democratic elections — that the electoral process be managed by an independent and impartial election authority. Other secretaries of state have stepped down while running for election within their jurisdiction...

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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