Democrat candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams continued to question the legitimacy of her defeat to Republican Brian Kemp this week; claiming the election was not “free and fair” and vowing to run again.
Abrams was speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes when she was asked if she believed her midterm contest was “free and fair” after she refused to officially concede the race to her Republican challenger.
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“It was not a free and fair election. We had thousands of Georgians who were purged from the rolls wrongly including a 92-year-old woman who voted in the area since 1968, a civil rights leader,” Abrams added. “It was not fair to the thousands who were forced to wait in long lines because they were in polling places that were under resourced, or worst, they had no polling places to go to because more than 300 had been closed.”
Watch Abrams’ comments above.
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.