Breaking: Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, Effective Tonight, As Abrams Continues to Fight for Votes in Governor’s Race

Axios reports.

Kemp should have recused himself from any issues connected to this election, given his obvious conflict of interest.

This comes after numerous complaints about how he conducted this election and election administration in Georgia generally.

Protect Democracy, which sued Kemp to get him to step aside, claimed victory (though it is not clear the lawsuit was the direct cause of Kemp’s resignation.)

I wrote over the weekend at Slate about how he committed the most brazen act of partisanship in election administration in recent memory.

Kemp has declared victory in the governor’s race but Abrams, citing lots of problems with how the election was conducted and votes still outstanding, has not conceded.

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