The Georgia Governor's Race Concludes. Brian Kemp Still Wins.

Stacey Abrams will never be Governor of Georgia.

Barring unforeseen court orders, the Secretary of State in Georgia will certify the race for Governor later today or early tomorrow at the latest. Brian Kemp will officially be Governor-elect.

There are between 800 and 2500 absentee ballots that will be reviewed against by various counties today. Most of them have actually already been reviewed and either processed or rejected for failure to comply with identity and signature requirements. Stacey Abrams needs 17,594 more votes to get into a runoff. The votes are not there.

A federal judge has ordered Georgia to review its 27,000 rejected provisional ballots to see if any more of those could be counted, but that review is done now as well. A separate federal judge has already ordered that provisional ballots cannot be counted if they are cast in the wrong county or the voter failed to return within three days of the election to show identification.

Despite the claims from the Stacey Abrams campaign, the votes are not there. She will never be Governor of Georgia. The race is over. She will undoubtedly continue to file challenges and lawsuits to keep interest alive until the runoff for Secretary of State. That's what this is all about anyway.

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Willie51
Willie51

I make sure that I am registered to vote. I vote on election day and not a day before. I arrive with my DL in hand - I wish it required my passport. I research candidates before election day. In GA, FL, AZ, and CA, the Democrats have sued to have the votes of those who are not registered, are not residents, are not citizens to be counted. This is in violation of voter requirements since I was allowed to vote in 1970. Is there a class-action lawsuit against the Democrats that they are disenfranchising my vote?

I did what was required to cast a valid ballot. Now, those who are not casting valid ballots are being counted. That disenfranchises every one of us who cared enough to comply with the law.

JASmius
JASmius

Don't be so sure Abrams will never become governor. Did you ever imagine she would come within 1.6% this time?

OTOH, she might be elected to the Senate in two years, with Trump atop the ballot, so you never know.

American.
American.

It is a shame that politicians, right and left, use and abuse the system in their quest for power. This is not just a democrats or a republicans exclusive!

In this case, Abrams is abusing it. Just as Kemp abused his position and dumbly insisted in staying as Sec. of State. Anyone smarter would've stepped down, if not for nothing else, for the optics.

The real take away here is, Kemp BARELY won, in a state that has traditionally been Republican. What is he going to do about it? Is he going to grow the divide, govern just for his tribe (half of the state), and keep upsetting the other half? Or will he try to step up to the plate, to the appropriate level if you will, and rule for all, and work hard on bringing the other half to the table, and reach as much consensus as possible.

Unfortunately, so far, he does not seem to be that guy. He destroyed his 'Republican brethren' to gain the republican nomination, and then he moved to destroy his democrat contender to win the election. So far, doesn't look good.

For the sake of our state, I hope to be wrong!

MittenTom
MittenTom

What truly surprises me about this story is that every Democratic 2020 aspirant has come out and called this a "stolen" election. There is not an iota of proof. After Kavanaugh, can we expect nothing but a mounting series of lies from 'the party of evil'? But then Satan is "The Lord of Lies".

RicksterLDS
RicksterLDS

Abrams' legal team is considering filing an appeal asking that a NEW ELECTION be ordered. If they do that, and it is granted, Abrams will lose by a much bigger margin. Even if she loses her appeal, her career will be damaged in ways she can't imagine. So I say "Go for it."