We warned you to be skeptical, because of the absence of any context in the audio file. This afternoon, Bryan Long of Better Georgia sent the entirety of Kemp’s remarks. Listen to them here:
The secretary of state had spent most of his time describing the benefits of online voter registration and a new voter app for smart phones his office was touting.
These are the words that flowed from the secretary of state’s mouth after Better Georgia cut him off:
"Well, we've got to do the exact same thing. I would encourage all of you – if you have an Android or Apple device, download that app, and make it your goal to register one new Republican voter…."
Kemp was very clear: Democratic voter registration efforts should be matched, not stopped.
Yes, the secretary of state raised the specter of ACORN, and, yes, the speech was a partisan one. But Kemp wasn’t saying what Better Georgia wanted us to think he was saying.