WATCH: Video Posted By Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s Office Demonstrates How Early Voting Works Using Children, African-American Girl Doesn’t Have Proper Photo ID


Georgia’s Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is getting hammered on social media after a video posted to his official Secretary of State website showing a young black girl being denied the chance to vote was shared widely on Thursday.

The video, which was taken down after Newsweek reported on it, features kids entering a polling station and going through the voting process to demonstrate how early voting in Georgia works.

First a white boy votes without a problem, but then when a young African American girl goes to vote, she can’t since she doesn’t have the proper identification. The video explains that without an ID, voters can cast a provisional ballot that will only be counted if the voter returns within three days with a photo ID. If they don’t, the ballot will be rejected.

Watch the clip below:

Social media blasted Kemp for having produced such a tone-deaf video, considering the pervasive disenfranchisement of minorities.

He was also accused of outright racism.

Kemp is locked in a tight race against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who if elected would become the country’s first black female governor.

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