Stacey Abrams Calls ‘Voter Suppression’ Tactics ‘Appalling’
Stacey Abrams says Brian Kemp will beat her in the Georgia governor’s race, but calls his ‘voter suppression’ tactics ‘appalling’
Republican Brian Kemp will become the next governor of Georgia after his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, ended her bid on Friday evening after a tight and contentious battle.
Kemp claimed victory with 50.22 percent of the vote — just barely over the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff and, as of Thursday night, earned 54,801 more votes than his opponent did, out of a total 3.9 million ballots cast.
Abrams, who has for months accused Kemp of disenfranchising voters as Georgia’s secretary of state, refused to give a traditional concession speech, accusing Kemp of undermining the state’s democracy in order to improve his electoral chances.