On Sunday, Kemp announced he was investigating Georgia's Democratic Party for an attempted hack of the voter registration system. Through the last day of early voting, which ended on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail.
Abrams would be the first African-American woman to be elected governor in the U.S. But, she said she doesn't want people going to the polls with that in mind.
"While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes", said Candice Broce, the office's press secretary.
Trump visited the state to campaign for Kemp on Sunday.
She wasn't alone: Michael Stipe of Athens-based rock legend R.E.M. joined with PFAW to record a video urging voters to support Abrams. "You put Stacey in there, and you're gonna have Georgia turn into Venezuela. And the president needs some help at the state level from time to time, so I want to encourage you all to get out and vote on Tuesday", Kemp told the raucous crowd.
Anyone who's been keeping up with Rihanna's Twitter activity Tuesday knows that she's been encouraging her followers to vote (by way of some exceedingly enthusiastic tweets about Election Day and how necessary it is that those who can participate, do participate) for days now.
"Georgia is a safer, Georgia is stronger, and Georgia is winning like never before", Trump said.
But even the policy debates have played out as much as cultural identity battles as they have nuanced debates over policy details. Rachel Small is a volunteer for the Democratic Party of Georgia on our voter protection hotline.
Indeed, it's not as if Kemp seemed all that anxious about security when he could have reasonably done something about it.
The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender.
"Trump is doing what he thinks is better for the country". The party published two emails that purport to show a private individual who pointed out potential vulnerabilities in systems used by Georgia residents to print sample ballots and registration information that the individual suggested could allow a hacker to steal or manipulate registration information.
Republican Reps. Karen Handel and Rob Woodall face strong Democratic challengers in metro Atlanta congressional districts long considered safe for the GOP.
Handel's opponent, gun control activist Lucy McBath, has ties to Jacksonville, Florida. His killer was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.