Georgia’s Attorney General’s office will no longer represent the Secretary of State in a lawsuit over the integrity of Georgia’s elections system, multiple sources have confirmed to WABE.
The case has drawn national attention and recently revealed the erasure of an election server at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Election Systems days after the suit was filed.
A private law firm, Barnes Law Group, LLC, will step in to defend Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. Former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes leads that firm.
“Governor Barnes and I don’t see eye to eye on everything, but he will be a zealous advocate for the State Election Board and the Secretary of State to show that these claims are baseless. We look forward to working with him as we continue to provide secure elections in Georgia,” said Kemp in a prepared statement.
The Attorney General’s office declined to comment for this story.