Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp admits on tape: 'Voter suppression bill' has 'nothing to do with potential fraud'

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp admits on tape: 'Voter suppression bill' has 'nothing to do with potential fraud'
Brian Kemp, the Governor of Georgia, speaks during a virtual Memorial Day ceremony at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Georgia on May 21, 2020. Governor Kemp spoke of the ultimate sacrifice that fallen Georgia Guardsmen have made while fighting for the freedoms all Americans possess today. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Bryant Wine

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) admitted on tape that much of the election bill he recently signed into law "has nothing to do with potential fraud."

Kemp made the statement after critics accused white Republican men of gathering behind closed doors to sign a bill that disenfranchises minority voters who predominately cast ballots for Democrats.

In an interview with WABE radio, Kemp insisted that President Donald Trump's charges of voter fraud had nothing to do with the law.

"A lot of this bill is dealing with the mechanics of the election," he insisted. "It has nothing to do with potential fraud or not."

"I've heard a lot of the Democrats say this year the elections have consequences. And they certainly do," the governor added, referring to Republican control of the legislature.

Kemp also lashed out at boycotts of his state over the election law.

"It's unfortunate. And it's not fair to be boycotting businesses because of a so-called voter suppression bill that is not in Georgia," he said.

Experts have pointed out that Kemp's admission that the election law is not about fraud could come back to haunt him court.

Listen to the entire interview here.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.