Democrat Stacey Abrams called into question the legitimacy of her failed race against Republican Brian Kemp over the weekend; claiming her defeat was not “right” despite losing by more than 50,000 votes.
Abrams was speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper when he asked her if she believed Georgia’s gubernatorial race was “stolen” by her Republican challenger.
“Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen,” said Tapper. ” Do you agree that it was stolen, and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?”
“The law -as it stands- says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia, and I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am a lawyer by training and I am someone who’s taken a Constitutional oath to uphold the law, but we know sometimes the law does not do what it should and something being legal does not make it right,” Abrams said.
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.
DEMOCRAT DESPERATION: Stacey Abrams FILES LAWSUIT Over Georgia Midterm Defeat
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.