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Georgia Dems, NAACP call out Kemp for linking campaign social media accounts to SOS app

The Georgia Democratic Party and the Georgia NAACP say Kemp shouldn't have used the app to link to his campaign accounts.

ATLANTA -- Two Georgia groups want action taking against Brian Kemp after 11Alive verified that links on the Secretary of State's smartphone app directed voters back to his campaign social media pages.

It's no secret that the Secretary of State is running to be the state's next governor. However, the Georgia Democratic Party and the Georgia NAACP said Kemp shouldn't have used the app to link to his campaign accounts.

The Democrats filed an ethics complaint against the gubernatorial candidate. The app is designed to help voters find everything they need to know about upcoming elections. The Democrats are requesting an investigation into Kemp and the Kemp Campaign because of this. DuBose Porter, the chair of the Georgia Democratic Party signed the complaint.

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The Georgia State Conference NAACP is calling for Kemp to resign from the Secretary of State's office, citing the use of the app in that manner as a conflict of interest.

"What an inappropriate use of taxpayers' monies," said NAACP President Phyllis Blake in a news release. "We need a Secretary of State committed to protecting the voting process, not one seeking to manipulate loopholes and unfair advantages to game the system."

11Alive was the first outlet to break the story after a tip from a viewer. A spokesperson for Kemp's campaign said earlier in the week that it is common practice for elected officials to use their social media accounts for official, political, and personal content.

The Secretary of State's Office told 11Alive Wednesday that the links were being removed from the app.

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