Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can't win the Georgia governor's race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. The odds aren't in her favor; Abrams needs enough votes to pull Kemp under 50% of the vote to force a runoff and the recounts haven't provided almost enough uncounted ballots. "This speech is not a concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper", Abrams said, but she added that the "law offers no possible remedy". Trump called Abrams "one of the most extreme far-left politicians in the entire country" and said she would "have Georgia turn into Venezuela". She said she would start a new organization, Fair Fight Georgia, to advocate for voting rights. Abrams is trailing Brian Kemp, but the Democrat is pushing for a new election amid charges of fraud and voting irregularities. Voters were denied a ballot and turned away from the polls because they hadn't voted in the last three years and/or the last two federal elections, and Kemp's office had purged hundreds of thousands of people from the rolls for "inactivity". Abrams is no longer affiliated with the group that she says signed up more than 200,000 potential new voters, but majority never made it onto the rolls.
The potential action came as Georgia election officials appeared to be close to calling the race for Kemp. But even if she knows can't prove it, she continues to say it's why she lost.
But Abrams also noted that she would "pray for the success of Brian Kemp that he will indeed be a leader of all Georgians".
Clinton went on to praise Abrams for demanding multiple recounts despite evidence that, even with additional ballots counted, Abrams lags more than 50,000 votes behind her challenger, and she has not pulled Kemp under 50% of the vote, a development necessary to force a statewide runoff election.
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Abrams, meanwhile, sent volunteers across the state in search of voters whose ballots were rejected. "We can no longer dwell on the divisive politics of the past". "We will be a state that puts hardworking Georgians - no matter their zip code or political preference - first!"
In her fight to ensure every Georgia voter's voice is heard after a campaign marred by rampant voter suppression, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in which a court may hear directly from voters about their experiences trying to cast ballots on Election Day.
They apparently believe the Georgia race is an opportunity to focus on alleged voter suppression - an issue that has not gained much interest from voters, the newspaper said.
The Republican Brian Kemp is just like Trump-he based his entire campaign on attacking Latinos and immigrants.
If the judge determines the election is so defective that it casts doubt on the results, the judge can declare the election invalid and call a new vote among the same candidates.
Kemp's lead had dwindled since Election Day as absentee and provisional ballots trickled in.