Gov. Kemp and Rep. Collins respond to House Committee on Oversight and Reform request

ATLANTA - A U.S. House committee is seeking information from Georgia’s governor and secretary of state as it look into reports of voter fraud and other issues during the state’s 2018 elections.  

Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings told Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that it’s “investigating recent reports of serious problems with voter registration, voter access and other matters affecting the ability of people in Georgia to exercise their right to vote.”

Kemp responded at a press conference by saying, ""Well you know, my reaction to that is they need to quit playing politics up there. We have our farmers and people of the south and southwest Georgia that are waiting on them to act. We have given $91 billion to Puerto Rico and Elijah Cummings and his colleagues in the House are hung up on giving up more money to Puerto Rico when we have our own farmers that are fixing to loose their farms, they cannot make planning decisions and our banks are on the verge of having a catastrophe down there. So I would urge them to do the real work of this country."

Representative Doug Collins was quick to defend the Governor in a press release that came out shortly after committee request.  “Chairman Cummings’ request makes one thing clear: Democrats are bringing out their full arsenal of weapons to re-litigate November’s election in preparation for an upcoming election. Elections within the state of Georgia are just that – an issue to be addressed by state and local officials within our state. The fact that a U.S. congressional committee is inserting themselves into a statewide issue squarely outside of their jurisdiction exposes their purely political objectives.

"Democrats alleging voter suppression after an election results in an unfavorable outcome is becoming a growing trend. They questioned the outcome of the 2016 presidential election after their candidate lost, and now they’re still re-litigating the 2018 gubernatorial race. It’s past time they accept the decisions of the American people and move on.”