House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Wednesday sent letters to Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), requesting they hand over documents related to reports of voting irregularities in recent state elections.
Kemp and Raffensperger have until March 20, Axios reports, to submit documents concerning the closing and consolidation of more than 200 voting precincts since 2012. Cummings’ letters also request information on tens of thousands of voter registration applications that are on hold and voting machines in several counties.
Kemp was elected last November in a very close race, narrowly defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams. While running for governor, Kemp was secretary of state, and Cummings has also asked for documents connected to an investigation Kemp launched right before the election into what he said was an attempt by the Democratic Party of Georgia to hack the state’s voter registration system. During his time as secretary of state, Kemp was accused of suppressing the vote after purging hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls. via Catherine Garcia