Since Brian Kemp said he would resign from his position as Secretary of State, officials said a federal lawsuit filed against the gubernatorial candidate would be dismissed.

The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of five Georgia voters -- LaTosha Brown, Jennifer Ide and Katherine Wilkinson of Fulton County, Candace Fowler of DeKalb County and Chalis Montgormery of Barrow County.

It stated that the concept of a candidate for governor also being charged with "fairly administering the state's elections" is something that, "violates a basic notion of fairness -- that a man should not be a judge in his own matter."

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The hearing was scheduled for Thursday, but attorneys for the voters who sued Kemp said the case is closed. 

Russ Willard from the state's Attorney General's Office gave U.S. District Judge William Ray a copy of Kemp's resignation letter. Ray is expected to officially dismiss the lawsuit.

Kemp announced he would step down Thursday at 11:59 a.m. during a news conference with Gov. Nathan Deal.