Kemp: ‘Robust’ Systems Will Keep Georgia Elections Secure

Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp, left, talks to outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal during a unity rally Thursday in Peachtree Corners.

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After a vicious primary runoff for governor, Georgia’s Republican Party held a unity rally Thursday evening in Duluth.

The idea was to bring people together behind the GOP candidate, Secretary of State Brian Kemp. He’ll face Democrat Stacey Abrams in November.

Kemp’s runoff opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, stood near him onstage at the rally and offered his support. Several other GOP lawmakers did the same, including Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Kemp talked with WABE about the upcoming election. As secretary of state, he will oversee the race he’s competing in.