Stacey Abrams refuses to concede saying ‘every vote is getting counted…’ She refused to concede defeat to her Republican opponent Brian Kemp in the tight Georgia governor’s race and vows to keep on fighting.
She also went on to accuse Brian Kemp without directly naming him of suppressing the vote by making it harder to participate in the election. “I’m not going to name names, but some have worked hard to take our votes away.”
Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is not conceding the Georgia governor’s race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, arguing that the high stakes contest is too close to call.CNN has not projected a winner in the Georgia governor’s race, but Kemp is ahead in votes with 99% of precincts reporting.“I’m here tonight to tell you votes remain to be counted. There’s voices that are waiting to be heard,” Abrams told supporters early Wednesday morning gathered in Atlanta.In a statement provided to CNN, her campaign cited several specific reasons why she is not conceding, including that three of the state’s largest counties “have reported only a portion of the votes that were submitted by early mail” and four other large counties “have reported exactly 0 votes by mail,” according to the campaign. Together, it said, the seven counties “are expected to return a minimum of 77,000 ballots.”
“These counties also represent heavily-Democratic leaning constituencies, and the majority of those votes are anticipated to be for Stacey Abrams,” the statement read. More
— NBCBLK (@NBCBLK) November 1, 2018
The Oprah Winfrey effect failed it’s time for Stacey Abrams to concede…
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 7, 2018
Of course, her supporters agree with her on Twitter:
— charles bourget (@httptwite) November 7, 2018
Thank you for speaking loud, all too often the discrepancies, voter suppression, voter manipulation is just glossed over and accepted #VotingIntegrity
— P M (@GaiaPanMa) November 7, 2018
This is a stunning success in such a red state. You’ve demonstrated that GA is not as red as people were led to believe, and that’s despite Kemp’s meddling, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and a great economy which tends to favor the party in power! Excellent work, all. #MAGA
— helchose???????????? (@helchose) November 7, 2018
Fight on Stacey! @BrianKempGA is running a rigged election and running in said election. Every vote matters … the @ACLU and courts must get involved. Voter suppression from Brian should not be tolerated.
— James (@jjkusaf) November 7, 2018
There were 50,000 votes cast for Governor and no one else…….something isn’t right here.
— Mark Renaud (@markrenaud) November 7, 2018
You tough an amazing, principled fight. Sue for election interference. Your time will come in the not-too-distant future!
— Lindsay’s Mum (@christmasali) November 7, 2018
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