Secretary of State

On this edition of Political Rewind, qualifying for every race on the Georgia ballot begins today, and for the first time in recent memory, newly energized Democrats are looking to challenge GOP supremacy in the state legislature and in statewide offices.  Plus, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is bowing to pressure to change what the ACLU calls misleading voter registration forms.  Will questions about the integrity of Georgia elections hamper Kemp in his race for governor? 


AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway

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Georgia’s Secretary of State is in charge of its voting system. And it’s an elected office. So the person who oversees fair elections, also runs as a candidate. Is this an inherent conflict of interest? 

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