Stacey Abrams Will Not Concede In Georgia's Governors Race
"We’re going to make sure that every vote is counted.”
Stacey Abrams has come too far just to say she came far.
The Georgia Democratic nominee for governor has gone head-to-head with Brian Kemp in hopes to become the state's first African-American female governor and as ballots were cast Election Night (Nov. 6) the race proved closer than many expected.
Wednesday morning (Nov. 7) Abrams spoke with supporters letting them know she would not concede until every vote was counted despite Kemp leading by more than two percentage points "I’m here to tell you tonight that votes remain to be counted,” Abrams said.
“Tonight we have closed a gap between yesterday and tomorrow, but we still have a few more miles to go. Across our state, folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots, and 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 continued.
Abrams' conviction came from CNN reporting that seven counties in Georgia, which are Democrat-leaning, "have yet to report their full findings are expected to return a minimum of 77,000 ballots."
”That includes three of Georgia’s largest counties, which “reported only a portion of the votes that were submitted by early mail,” and four other counties which “have reported exactly 0 votes by mail.”
Ms. Abrams has come too far just to say she came too far.