As Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp is the man in charge of overseeing the state’s voting apparatus, which—as Paste has written time and again—is a fascinating position for a man who is also running for governor. And Kemp has taken advantage of his situation, attempting to disenfranchise tens of of thousands of voters, shutting down polling locations, accusing Democrats of trying to hack the machines, and refusing to recuse himself from a potential recount even in the face of requests from venerable state figures like Jimmy Carter. He’s possibly the most controversial figure in tonight’s elections, especially as reports of ridiculous waits in metro polling spots roll in, and there’s every chance that he could steal a close election from Stacey Abrams.
Now, in a final twist, Kemp apparently can’t even figure out how to use his own machines. NBC News has the story:
When Kemp, who oversees elections in the state, tried to place his ballot in the scanner his voter card said “invalid” and he had to get another card, according to WSB-TV, an ABC-affiliated TV station in Atlanta.
There’s a video:
If you missed it earlier, Kemp made our list of the 15 most vile Republicans who might lost tonight.