Democrat Stacey Abrams filed a lawsuit this week surrounding her midterm defeat in Georgia’s gubernatorial race; claiming countless ballots were “rejected” using “arbitrary and unlawful” techniques.
According to the Washington Examiner, Abrams’ campaign formally requested a judge “resurrect” over 1,095 ballots that were discarded during the 2018 midterm election and delay the vote certification that would designate her GOP opponent -Brian Kemp- as the formal winner.
“The plaintiffs add that they believe there may be more absentee ballots in other counties, pointing to DeKalb County in particular, there were denied due to missing or insufficient oath information,” writes the Examiner.
“Stacey Abrams and her radical backers have moved from desperation to delusion,” Kemp campaign spokesman Ryan Mahoney said. “Yesterday, military, overseas and provisional ballots were reported throughout Georgia. The counts are in line with publicly available tracking reports. This is not breaking news and does not change the math. Stacey Abrams lost and her concession is long overdue.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
DEM DENIAL: Stacey Abrams ‘ASSEMBLES LEGAL TEAM’ to Fight Georgia’s Election Results
Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams is escalating her legal fight against the GOP’s Brian Kemp; refusing to concede the race and “assembling a legal team” to contest the results.
“Democrat Stacey Abrams’s team announced she’s filing litigation in a Georgia county, at a Thursday news conference after Georgia Republican Brian Kemp claimed victory in the governor’s race Wednesday,” writes the Daily Caller.
Abrams’ argument centers around her claim that absentee ballots in specific districts were not delivered to voters in time for the 2018 midterm elections.
“Our point is the one that has been made twice now,” said her lawyer. “To put it very simply all the votes haven’t been counted. How can anybody claim a victory when there are enough votes that have not been counted that could cause a runoff here? … We believe everybody is entitled to have their vote counted.”
Kemp currently leads Abrams 50.3% to 48.7%.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
NOT SO FAST: Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede Georgia's Race for Governor
Democratic candidate for Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams refused to concede her election to the GOP’s Brian Kemp late Tuesday night; saying votes “remain to be counted” despite being down in the polls.
With 99% of the ballots in, Kemp leads Abrams by 50.3% to 48.6%.
“Democracy only works when we work for it, when we fight for it, when we demand it, and apparently today when we stand in line for hours to meet it at the ballot box,” Abrams said at nearly 2 a.m. “I am here today to tell you there are votes remaining to be counted. Voices are waiting to be heard.”
“We have three factors to be considered here: outstanding votes, absentee ballots to be counted, and provisional ballots,” said her campaign manager. “Given those three issues, we believe this is likely heading to a runoff.”