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4:05 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Opinion

Kemp should not be running for gov.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp blames Kennesaw’s Center for Elections Systems for this latest, possibly criminal, debacle of deleting voting info, but where does the buck stop? Kemp needs to be investigated himself, or better yet, resign.

He has overseen so many problems with our votes: ignoring 10 years of info about how bad the voting machines are; the data breach proving how insecure the current voting system is; the mysteriously “lost” thousands of voter registrations; the notorious “no match no vote” lawsuit that cost the state millions – and more.

He has no business running for governor. In fact, he has no business being Secretary of State. He should resign immediately.

BETSY SHACKELFORD, DECATUR

Time for prayer over; action needed

Let’s not pray.

As someone who convenes and commends prayer for a living, what America needs now is less prayer and more action from her elected officials. When the doers of evil are foreign-born, suggestions for policy and action flow forward. When the doers of evil are Americans with automatic and semi-automatic weapons, we are invited to moments of silence and prayer. Silence is what we use to hear God speak, not a place to hide from our responsibility. Prayer is not a refuge for cowards. Prayer is where we steel ourselves to partner with God for good. Please do not invite me to pray in response to the horror of Sutherland Springs, Texas, unless it is to pray courage over elected officials who intend to work for the ban of automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

REV. ROBERT C. WRIGHT, EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF ATLANTA

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