Georgia’s Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in the Georgia midterms governor race after not conceding, however, she has reiterated that she believes the election was unfair — while pointing a finger toward her GOP opponent Brian Kemp.
“To watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling,” Abrams said, IJR previously noted.
“So let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action as right, true or proper.”
As IJR noted, Kemp resigned his former position, therefore he did not oversee the final ballot review.
However, on MSNBC’s “All In,” Abrams took another swipe at her opponent Kemp, who she believed caused an unfair election.
“It was not a free and fair election.”
The Democrat nominee then claimed that “thousands” of Georgia voters were “purged” from the “rolls wrongly.”
“It was not fair to the thousands who were forced to wait in long lines because they were at polling place that’s were under-resourced, or worse, they had no polling places to go to because more than 300 had been closed. It was not fair to the thousands that were put on hold with their registrations. And it was not fair to those who filled out absentee ballots, and — depending on the county you sent it to — it was either counted or not counted, assuming you received it in time.”
Abrams then took a stab at Kemp, claiming he oversaw “systemic dismantling of our democracy,” which “means there could not be free and fair elections in Georgia this year.”
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Abrams, who was endorsed by former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, shared after the controversial concession that she intends to run for office again — she is also filing a lawsuit against Georgia’s “exact match” voter ID law.
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) November 17, 2018
Her hopes of becoming the first African American woman governor in the U.S. were let down as Kemp took the victory with 50.3 percent of the votes, leaving Abrams with 48.8 percent, The New York Times reported.
“Congratulations to Brian Kemp on becoming the new Governor of Georgia. Stacey Abrams fought brilliantly and hard — she will have a terrific political future!” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. “Brian was unrelenting and will become a great Governor for the truly Wonderful People of Georgia!”