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Kemp's voter card said 'invalid' when he tried to vote

The Hill logo The Hill 11/6/2018 Avery Anapol

a person posing for the camera: Kemp's voter card said 'invalid' when he tried to vote © Getty Images Kemp's voter card said 'invalid' when he tried to vote Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp (R) received a voter card that said "invalid" when he tried to use it to vote on Election Day.

Kemp went to his home polling place in Winterville, Ga. on Tuesday afternoon, and had to go back and get another card after unsuccessfully trying to vote, according to Georgia's Channel 2 Action News.

Kemp is not the only Georgia voter to face issues casting their ballot. Many voters reported long wait times and malfunctioning voting machines. One polling site mistakenly installed only three voting machines.

The closely-watched race between Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams has been rife with accusations of voter suppression. Kemp has faced a number of lawsuits related to the state's voter registration laws over concerns about suppression of minority voters.

Kemp is also facing calls to recuse himself from presiding over the race. A nonprofit filed an emergency lawsuit late Tuesday seeking to block him from count votes or certify results in his capacity as secretary of state.

Abrams cast her vote early, according to Channel 2. Early-voting in the state shattered previous records, with more than 2 million people casting ballots. Abrams would be the first black female governor in the US if she wins.

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