Brian Kemp will remain the governor of Georgia. As reported by CNN, Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams has called Kemp to concede the gubernatorial election. Current projections from the Associated Press indicated that Kemp currently has an 8.3% lead with 86% of precincts reporting across the Peach State.
Kemp and Abrams are not unfamiliar foes by any stretch of the imagination. Four years ago, the political adversaries competed in a hotly contested election back in 2018 that was decided by less than 50% of the vote. Not to be forgotten, voting rights advocates accused election officials of attempting to suppress the vote in key Democratic areas. This time around, voting results were a bit more definitive as Kemp pulled in key swing voters and attracted former Democratic voters.
Abrams has been one of the most prolific fundraisers and voting rights advocates not only in the state of Georgia, but across the country as well. Not once, but twice she has attempted to defy the odds and become the first Black woman to serve as governor in the United States. However, she has come up painfully short in both attempts.
Having determined their next governor, voters across the state will turn their attention toward a key Senate race featuring incumbent Herschel Walker and former college football star Herschel Walker. Current projections place both candidates within 1% of each other as the final votes are counted.