ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia got to vote on Tuesday after all.
Mr. Kemp, a Republican who entered quarantine on Friday after his office said he had been exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, slipped his ballot into a drop box east of Atlanta on Tuesday, ending speculation, much of it online, over whether he would receive his last-minute ballot in time to cast a vote.
Mr. Kemp, who only applied for his absentee ballot on Friday, told WSB Radio that the envelope from elections officials had arrived on Monday. In a video on Twitter on Tuesday, a masked Mr. Kemp approached the drop box, turned in his ballot and flashed a thumbs-up sign.
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The question over whether Mr. Kemp’s ballot would reach him before the polls closed on Tuesday was the only suspense related to his vote: He has been a vocal backer of President Trump for years, and Mr. Trump’s reciprocal support helped Mr. Kemp win the Republican primary for governor in 2018.
On the day of the general election that year, Mr. Kemp, who then oversaw Georgia elections as secretary of state, voted in person in Winterville, Ga., where the poll-issued card he inserted into the machine was rejected as invalid. He successfully voted a few minutes later.
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