The mystery of wannabe governor Brian Kemp is the most important riddle in Georgia politics since “What’s Jimmy going to do in retirement?” Not that Kemp will ever be president, or win a Nobel Prize. Forget awards: Kemp couldn’t keep a kissing booth solvent. Instead, the big question with Kemp is: Why is he so repellent? His politics are the same as any other right-wing yahoo. But there’s some unspoken part of him that makes all decent people nauseous. Kemp makes Ted Cruz look like a Kennedy. Wait, that isn’t fair. Kemp makes Cruz look human. Picking the worst thing about Kemp is like picking out the drunkest man in Florida — you’re spoiled for choice. Do we go with Kemp’s predictable backstory? Do we go with his garbage taste in politics? Do we mention how he’s pledged to sign anti-LGBTQ Religious Freedom Acts? Do we discuss the commercial where he stuck a gun in an actor’s face? How about his cosplay truck, where he claimed he’d round up all the illegals? God, how do we choose? The trail of documents isn’t flattering to the man. Many experts claim that Kemp in Georgia, like Kris Kobach in Kansas, is using his once-neutral office to strip voters of their rights. Critics say Kemp launched petty investigations into African-American and Asian-American registration groups. Pure intimidation tactics, they claim. According to these experts, the Georgia GOP is so terrified of a diverse, blue state that they’ll do anything to keep their decaying, gerrymandered majority intact. In one recorded speech, Kemp warned that “Democrats are working hard ... registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines. If they can do that, they can win these elections in November.” Carol Anderson, a voter suppression scholar, wrote a New York Times editorial titled “Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy.” According to Anderson, Kemp’s bag of tricks is as deep as he is shallow: “Hackable polling machines, voter roll purges, refusing to register voters until after an election, the use of investigations to intimidate groups registering minorities to vote — Mr. Kemp knows it all.” Refusing to recuse himself during an election is the least of these. The facts say voter fraud is an almost nonexistent crime. But don’t worry: The fabulous Sherlock Kemp is on the case. Anderson said Kemp used Exact Match to put tens of thousands of voters in “electoral limbo” by faulting them for misplaced hyphens. Strange, said Anderson, that Kemp doesn’t care about the security of the voting machines. He refused federal funds to protect them against hacking.