>> Under Secretary Kemp more people have lost the right to vote in the State of Georgia. They've been purged, they've been suppressed, and they've been scared.>> Accusations of voter suppression dominating Georgia's debates for Governor. As Democratic Nominee Stacy Abrams and GOP Candidate Brian Kemp locked in a rigorous race, squared off.
>> This is a man who had someone arrested for helping her blind father cast a ballot. He raided the offices of organizations to stop them from registering voters.>> Voting a key issue in the race with questions swirling over Kemp's track record as Georgia's Secretary of States overseeing elections.
A recent report showed his office cancelled over 600,000 voter registrations since 2017 alone. And he's being sued after an investigation found that more than 50,000 voter registration applications are sitting in his office on hold and not being processed. More than two-thirds of the registrations were for black Georgians.
>> Whether it's 53,000 or 5,000 or 5, if even 5 Georgians are being denied the right to vote or afraid of the right to vote then we are not doing our job as guardians of the public's trust.>> Voters should look at the numbers and know that this is all a distraction to take away from Ms. Abrams's extreme agenda that she has.
>> Kemp came back swinging, bringing immigration into the mix.>> In a recent video you called on illegals to vote for you in this election, I was actually shocked, I had to watch that video twice. It clearly shows that you were asking for undocumented and documented folks to be part of your winning strategy.
So my question is why are you encouraging people to break the law for you in this election?>> The closely contested race is being watched nationwide for historical impact. If Abrams wins, she would be the first black woman in the US to become governor.