Stacey Abrams Georgia Gubernatorial Concession Speech; 27,000 Votes Remain Uncounted
Democrat Stacey Abrams conceded the Georgia Gubernatorial Race to former Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp just about 35 mintutes ago in Atlanta.
Abrams gave a non-concession concession speech vowing to not rest until the rights of disenfranchised voters were upheld.
Indeed, because even though Abrams gave that speech, there are still approximately 27,000 Georgia provisional ballots that have not been counted.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered 27,000 Georgia provisional ballots to be counted on Monday of this week. Abrams only needed just over 14,000 votes to throw the election into runoff status.
Abrams speech does not halt the judges’ order. Presumably, the count will continue as per Judge Totenberg’s order.
Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams promised to file a giant lawsuit in Federal court against the voting process in Georgia.
What was strange about this campaign is that on Election Day 2018 evening, Kemp had a lead of 51.7 percent of the total votes in the Georgia Gubernatorial Race.
But then by Friday, that lead dropped to 50.33, then 50.27 that Monday, and then to 50.22 percent today. Moreover, Channel 11 Atlanta ran a chart that reported Abrams reached 49 percent and Kemp dropped to 50 percent – a runoff.
All of that, as Kemp said “all of the votes have been counted” – which means all of the votes were not counted.
How Kemp can feel comfortable calling himself Georgia Governor is questionable. More like “Half-Gov” is appropriate.