2018 Midterm Election Wrap-Up: Stacey Abrams Seeks Recount In Georgia | Def Pen
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The gubernatorial election in the state of Georgia has been under scrutiny for weeks and it doesn’t seem that it will end anytime soon. After initial projections came in, Brian Kemp was presumed to be the next governor of the state of Georgia. However, her opponent, Stacey Abrams, will continue her fight to become the next governor of the “Peach State”.

According to reports, Abrams has refused to concede the election which will lead to a runoff. If the election comes to a run off, results will be determined during the first week of December. The announcement of a recount does not come as much of a surprise. As secretary of state in Georgia, Brian Kemp oversaw the election process for the gubernatorial race. Many saw it as a conflict of interest, but Kemp continued on with his campaign. In recent weeks, reports have indicated hundreds of thousands of voters have been purged from voter rolls.

In spite of alleged voter suppression, Abrams has carried on while garnering the support of Oprah, Will Ferrell and many more. On election night, Abrams said, “I’m not going to name names but some have worked hard to take our voices away, to scare us away, to distract us but our vision is clear and we see the finish line.”

An official runoff will be held on December 2nd oversaw by the office of Brian Kemp.

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