Closer Look: Kemp Resigns as Secretary of State; Fulton County’s Sequestered Voting Machines; Facial Recognition Technology

"Closer Look" brings you excerpts from gubernatorial candidates, Stacey Abrams' and Brian Kemp's, press conferences.
"Closer Look" brings you excerpts from gubernatorial candidates, Stacey Abrams' and Brian Kemp's, press conferences.
Credit Stacey Abrams Photo: Kaitlin Kolarik, Brian Kemp photo: Ian Palmer / WABE

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are starting the process of transferring administrations. In addition to talking about the transition, Kemp announced he was stepping down as Georgia’s Secretary of State. Stepping down means Kemp will not certify the final vote count for the Midterm Elections. Deal said he has asked Robyn Crittenden to assume the duties of interim Secretary of State and Crittenden accepted. Meanwhile, Kemp’s Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams has not conceded the race, saying that provisional ballots still need to be counted.
  • 2:06: On a previous edition of Closer Look, Fulton County Registration and Elections Director Richard Barron blamed a federal judge for the lack of available voting machines this midterm election. But attorney David Cross says that’s not true. We hear from David Cross, attorney with Morrison & Foerster.
  • 16:38: Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has resigned as Georgia’s Secretary of State, and has claimed victory in the race for governor. Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, however, has not conceded. Earlier today Kemp held a press conference with Governor Nathan Deal to announce his transition plans to become the state’s next governor. A few hours later members from Abrams campaign, and her legal team held a press conference where they laid out the next steps for her campaign. We bring you both excerpts from both press conferences.
  • 36:00: Delta Air Lines will soon launch biometric screening inside a terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. That terminal will include facial recognition and is the first of its kind in the U.S. How safe is biometric technology from a data breach standpoint? What do passengers need to know? We’ll hear from Peter Swire, professor of law and ethics in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and a former member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.
Peter Swire, professor of law and ethics in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and former member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, talks about the launch biometric screening inside a terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Photo credit: Emilia Brock

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.