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David Emadi, the director of Georgia's ethics commission and a financial backer of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, has subpoenaed extensive records from the 2018 gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Stacey Abrams. The move has led to questions about inappropriate partisanship at the agency, a longstanding concern for such bodies nationally. (Emadi photo via; Abrams photo by Marla Aufmuth/TED via Flickr.)