Democrats denied Kemp's claim and ripped the investigation as a "political stunt" from a "desperate" candidate. As of Monday afternoon, FiveThirtyEight's gubernatorial forecast showed Abrams and Kemp locked in a tight content, with Kemp holding on to a very small advantage. She and Abrams are both black women from MS, and the media titan spoke of the sacrifices their ancestors had to make to obtain the right to vote. Georgia law requires a majority to win, so the presence of a Libertarian on the ballot could yield a December 4 runoff. The group of twenty voters-ten Abrams supporters and ten Kemp supporters-said that an ad featuring Abrams hosting a large family dinner at her house conveyed a sense of humanity and tradition.
"After learning of a failed attempt to hack the state's online voter registration and My Voter Page, my office contacted the Department of Homeland Security and opened an investigation", Kemp said in a brief posting on his campaign's Facebook page.
"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 cybercrimes", Candice Broce, who works for Kemp, said, according to The Associated Press.
Former US President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, urged Kemp last month to step down from his election oversight role, saying keeping it while campaigning "runs counter to the most fundamental principle of democratic elections".
Abrams, meanwhile, continued as she has throughout her campaign noting the potential historical significance but arguing the contest should be about more. "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.More news: Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy pre-race promise to wife
". There have never been crowds like this - just so you understand - in the history of politics. You need to vote for us because we're better".
But even the policy debates have played out as much as cultural identity battles as they have nuanced debates over policy details.
Kemp began his day in an Atlanta suburb, insisting that he was "doing my job" in pursuing what he called a potential hack.
Kemp and other Republican groups have blasted Abrams as an extremist with backing from "socialists" who, in Kemp's estimation, "want to turn Georgia into California".