According to reports from The Daily Wire and Decision Desk, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) has defeated Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in their rematch of the 2018 gubernatorial election.
From The Daily Wire:
Kemp, 59, dominated the polls all election cycle and even overcame opposition from former President Donald J. Trump, who endorsed former Senator David Perdue during the GOP primary.
In recent weeks, Kemp shied away from criticism of Trump, choosing instead to express gratitude for the 45th president’s time in office.
“I don’t know, you’d have to ask him that question. Look, I’m focusing on getting our vote out,” Kemp told CNN in late October when asked why he thought that Trump was avoiding the Georgia general election.
“I appreciate what President Trump did for the state of Georgia. His administration was incredible to work with,” he added, noting the help received during COVID.
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Decision Desk HQ projects Brian Kemp (R) re-elected governor in Georgia.#DecisionMade: 9:30pm EST
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