- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has won his race for a second term as Georgia’s top elections official.

Early returns Tuesday showed that Kemp defeated Democrat Doreen Carter, who serves as Chamber of Commerce president in her hometown of Lithonia. The secretary of state oversees Georgia elections, business incorporations and professional licensing.

Kemp campaigned on his success at embracing technology to allow Georgians to register to vote or renew their professional licenses online. Carter criticized Kemp for supporting the state’s voter ID law, which she called a “direct attack on eligible voters.” Kemp insisted requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls was common sense.

Kemp raised $1.2 million to fund his re-election bid, while Carter reported raising less than $22,000.

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