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Petition to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp

We Demand Secretary of State and Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kemp Resign Immediately!

The state of Georgia is approaching perhaps its most critical election yet. The governor’s race between former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp has been labeled as one of the key races to watch in the 2018 midterm elections. As Election Day draws closer, the Secretary of State’s office is responsible for registering voters, keeping voting machines secure, and ensuring free and fair elections across Georgia-- yet the media reports that Brian Kemp has been shamelessly using his position as Secretary of State in order to promote his own campaign.    It is ethically wrong for a politician to oversee the campaign he is a candidate in. That’s why we’re calling on Brian Kemp’s to resign as Secretary of State immediately. For decades, Georgia Secretaries of State from both parties have resigned while running for higher office, in order to assure voters that as a candidate, they will not exploit any unfair advantage and keep elections nonpartisan. In 1996, Georgia Secretary of State Max Cleland, a Democrat, resigned from office to run for U.S. Senate (GA SOS Official Page). In 2009, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a Republican, resigned from office to run for governor. When Handel resigned, she said, “I did not want any perceived conflicts of interest concerning my overseeing the primary or general elections, investigating complaints that arise, and certifying the results of the elections while a candidate for Governor and serving as Secretary of State,”(Georgia Public Broadcasting, 2009). Georgia voters deserve a Secretary of State who will put fair and free elections first-- not his own political gain. It’s time for Brian Kemp to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors from both sides of the aisle and resign as Secretary of State.  ADD YOUR NAME to join us in calling for his resignation.

Wanda Mosley
4,110 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to Missouri House of Representatives Todd Richardson, Gail McCann Beatty

Impeach Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

 Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted and booked Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge for taking a photograph of a nude bound woman. Audio was released claiming he had blackmailed her as this took place while he was running for governor.Governor Gretiens was elected after the public was bombarded with adds featuring him shooting over 100 rounds from an automatic weapon. In the light of recent school shootings this is especially disturbing. Eric Greitens and his senior staff use an app that deletes text messages after they’ve been read, raising concerns among transparency advocates. Greitens received a single $1.975 million "dark money" donation, money that in one day went from a generic nonprofit organization called American Policy Coalition Inc. to a generic federal super PAC called SEALS for Truth to Greitens' campaign fund — a complex paper shuffle that had no apparent purpose but to get around state disclosure rules and legally hide the origin of the money. Greitens this year was fined by state election officials for failing to disclose that his campaign obtained a donor list from The Mission Continues, the nonprofit group that ex-Navy SEAL Greitens founded for returning veterans before he entered politics.Eric Greitens is wrong for Missouri, and should be impeached. Since 2008, there have been no limits on political contributions in Missouri, leading to six- and seven-figure contributions becoming commonplace in some races. This had led to power abuse and fraud. Missouri should not be represented by a man who abuses women or makes violent displays with military grade weapons.Please sign this petition to urge the Missouri House of Representatives to take action.

Bill Galloway
48 supporters