Dozens of black voters ordered off bus bound for polls in Georgia amid razor-thin governor race

Dozens of black senior citizens in Louisville, Georgia, were ordered off a bus bound for the polls Monday after county officials said the event constituted prohibited “political activity.” Activists called it an “intimidation tactic” in a razor-thin race for governor that’s become engulfed in a fight over voting rights.

Polls show the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams is basically a dead heat. Civil rights groups are suing Kemp for putting more than 53,000 voter registration applications on hold, mostly from minority voters.

Abrams is vying to become the first African-American woman governor in the South. She has accused Kemp, who currently oversees Georgia’s election system, of dropping more than a million voters from the rolls since 2012 and closing…

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