The New Georgia Project was founded by Georgia House Minority Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams. She is a member of Nunn’s so-called “kitchen cabinet,” advising the candidate. Abrams told Fox News she maintains a clear wall of separation between her work with the Nunn campaign and what she insists is a “nonpartisan” effort to get more minorities out to the polls in November.
Kemp has slapped the New Georgia Project with a subpoena, demanding any and all documents and communications related to the voter registration drive by next Friday. The NGP fired back on Wednesday proclaiming its innocence and says it is strictly following the law. Abrams complains that the subpoena is “overly burdensome and an abuse of power,” and is taking valuable time away from the group’s voter registration drive.
“I was very disappointed in a lot of the reverend’s comments,” Kemp told Fox News. “I think anybody that knows me knows that I’m not a racist and some of the things that they’ve said and accused me of are just flat wrong.”
Kemp insists his job is exactly what he is doing — and that reports of fraud and forgery were brought to his attention by several counties and that it is simply his duty to investigate them. He told Fox News that with what is at stake in November, it’s not a surprise the matter has become so politicized.
“It’s unfortunate that it’s gotten political, but we’re in the silly season, if you will right now, and have some big races in Georgia.”