Stacey Abrams still hasn’t conceded in Georgia—and she even just filed an important lawsuit
It’s been almost a full week since the November 6th midterm elections, and the historic gubernatorial race in Georgia has still not yet been called. Should Democrat Stacey Abrams beat Republican Brian Kemp, she’ll become the first black woman to become governor in U.S. history. Kemp has an (extremely narrow) lead over Abrams, but she says she will not give up until every single absentee ballot has been counted.
And now Abrams’s camp is filing a lawsuit to try and overturn the rejection of over 1,000 absentee votes that were reportedly rejected for minor administrative errors, like missing birth dates and mismatched addresses.
In a November 12th conference call with reporters, Abrams' campaign manager, Lauren Groh-Wargo, said, "This race is not over. It's still too close to call. And we cannot have confidence in the secretary of state's numbers. [...] In short, our legal strategy is simple: Count every vote.
Kemp currently has 50.3% of the counted votes, but if that number dips below 50% then the state must automatically hold a new “runoff” election in December. Basically, every single vote is critical in this race, so rejecting absentee ballots for minor errors could literally affect the course of history. We’ll be watching to see how this unfolds.