The state’s election system has been at the center of heated debates involving people often requesting Kemp’s resignation.
Georgia Democratic governor candidate Stacey Abrams was adamant that some votes remain uncounted, after the result of a closely contested race resulted in her finishing behind Republican Brian Kemp.
“Friends, we are still on the verge of history,” Abrams told supporters late Wednesday. “We believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach, but we cannot seize it until all voices are heard, and I promise you tonight we’re going to make sure that every vote is counted.”
Abrams is attempting to become the first black woman elected governor in the United States. The campaign team of the candidate, who described Kemp as “an architect of suppression,” explained that there were outstanding absentee ballots that have yet to be tallied.
Kemp pushed back, declaring that an investigation will be launched into Georgia Democrats for “possible cybercrimes.”
“Votes remain to be counted. There are voices that are waiting to be heard,” Abrams said. “In a civilized country, the machinery of democracy should work for everyone, everywhere. Not just for certain places and not just on a certain day. You’re going to have a chance to have a do-over.”
A win in the state race would make the democratic candidate the first woman or nonwhite governor in Georgia’s history, on the heels of her making history as the first black woman to be a major-party gubernatorial nominee.
Republicans have won every Georgia governor’s race since 2002.
“I’ve never seen a time where the state of Georgia had more at stake than we do in this contest,” Kemp told supporters at one of his final campaign stops.
The state’s election system has been at the center of heated debates involving people often requesting Kemp’s resignation. The system has also been heavily scrutinized about the compromise of the ethics of the process since the Republican candidate double’s as the secretary of state.
The election chief has also been accused of creating obstacles to frustrate minorities who are tracking to cast their ballot for Abrams who is an African American. Ironically, Kemp has met with went a voter card issue when he tried to cast his ballot.
Kemp currently leads by a slim margin, 50.5 percent to Abrams’ 48.5 percent.
Late Tuesday, a nonprofit organization, Protect Democracy, file a last-minute lawsuit which noted that Kemp presiding over an election in which he is a candidate “violates a basic notion of fairness.”
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