It has been almost two weeks since the 2018 midterms and Democrat Stacey Abrams is finally admitting she lost the race for governor of Georgia. But she is still not conceding the race for some reason. She’s even talking about suing the state.
FOX News reports:
Stacey Abrams says she can’t defeat Brian Kemp in Georgia governor race; will sue over mismanagement of state’s election
Stacey Abrams, the Democrat in Georgia’s governor race, acknowledged Friday that she cannot defeat her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, but vowed to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “gross mismanagement” of the state’s elections.
Abrams’ address to her supporters essentially concluded her challenge for the governor’s mansion, the final result of which had been in doubt since Election Day, but she noted that she was not officially conceding the race.
Abrams had hoped to become the first black governor of Georgia and the first black female governor of any state.
Unofficial returns in the state put Kemp ahead of Abrams with roughly 50.2 percent of more than 3.9 million votes. This standing gave him about 18,000 votes above the threshold required to win by a majority and avoid a Dec. 4 runoff…
Abrams gave her speech, where she also announced her intent to fight back legally,” just after 5 p.m. That was the earliest state officials could certify the results after a court-ordered review of absentee, provisional and other uncounted ballots. Abrams’ campaign had contended there were potentially enough uncounted votes to force a runoff.
This is over. Kemp won and Abrams needs to move on with her life.