Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to challenge governor poll loss

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 17, 2018

Now, with the State of George on the brink of certifying the election in favor of Brian Kemp, the Georgia courts may see an unprecedented lawsuit from Abrams' campaign.

"Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper".

"In her remarks, Abrams outlined the gross injustices Georgians faced when trying to cast their ballots during this election and launched Fair Fight Georgia", the news release said. She said she has run out of legal options to count more votes under the current state law, but vowed to challenge that regimen in the federal courts to "fix what is broken". "So let's be clear, this is not a speech of concession".

"This is a major victory for Georgia voters and the Abrams campaign in the fight to ensure every eligible vote is counted and every voice is heard", said Stacey Abrams for Governor Campaign Manager Lauren Groh-Wargo. Here are summations from the two states.

Along with the unresolved Florida senate race, Republican Sen.

Incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson is up against Republican governor Rick Scott. Prior to Election Day, groups had sued to prevent Kemp from throwing out more than 50,000 voter-registration forms that had been put on hold because personal information did not exactly match state databases. In urban areas like Orange County, where Orlando is located, only 46 more votes were awarded to Nelson, according to GOP lawyers observing the recount elsewhere. They were hoping electronic scanners had misread ballots, rather than the county's use of a poorly designed ballot led thousands of Democrats to miss voting in the race. County officials created that layout, but the campaigns signed off on it.

In contrast, Georgia's Abrams did have a sizeable field operation going into the November 6 election.

This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta.

Former Georgia secretary of state Cathy Cox (D.) told the AP that Abrams has to meet a heavy burden to prove the election was tainted. The team is now drafting a petition and securing affidavits from voters who said they were disenfranchised during this election.

Abrams' campaign sparked huge energy across the state and she became a national Democratic star.

Friday was the last day that Georgians whose ballots were rejected for signing issues could resolve those problems.

If she is able to do so, and a judge feels there is reasonable doubt that the election results could have been different had interference and irregularities not had taken place, then he/she could declare that the election was invalid and a new vote could be called. The key, she said, is proving someone erred to the point that it could change the outcome.

Campaign: Democrat candidate Stacey Abrams.

Kemp denies any attempts at voter suppression. She received more than 1.9 million votes - more than Barack Obama got in Georgia during either of his campaigns for the presidency.

Jones declines Democrats and Abrams request to count provisional ballots that voters casted in the wrong county.

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams' campaign chairwoman, is overseeing a team of nearly three-dozen lawyers who in the coming days will draft the petition, along with a ream of affidavits from voters and would-be voters who say they were disenfranchised. She repeatedly criticized Kemp, who she said had been "deliberate and intentional in his actions" to suppress voters.

Once the judge rules, the loser has 10 days to appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.

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