Clinton’s remarks came Sunday in Selma, Ala. at the anniversary of one of the bloodiest moments of the civil rights movement. She said voter suppression influenced her election in 2016 as well as last year’s midterms, calling on voters to “redouble our efforts” for more federal oversight of elections.
“We know, don’t we, that candidates both black and white have lost their races because they have been deprived of the votes they otherwise would have gotten,” said Clinton. “And the clearest example is from next door in Georgia. Stacey Abrams should be governor, leading that state right now."
Abrams and her allies contend that Kemp abused his role as the state's chief elections official to suppress and intimidate voters, many of whom are minorities. He vehemently denies any suggestion that he misused his office, and argued that he executed laws designed to prevent voter fraud.