From the Flagpole:

State Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) defended his role in watering down a bill that would have made it easier to sue child molestors and Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s handling of voter registration during a candidate forum last week at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Moderators asked Cowsert about 53,000 voter registration applications that are in limbo because of the state’s “exact match” law.

“I don’t know where that 53,000 figure came from,” Cowsert said. “I know that he denies that, and it sounds like election-year politics from my standpoint… I don’t think the numbers reported are accurate.”

Cowsert—who is also Kemp’s brother-in-law—said that Kemp has “led the nation in accessibility,” pointing to an app allowing people to register to vote on their cellphones

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