Stacey Abrams Concedes Georgia Governor Race To Brian Kemp

Democrat Stacey Abrams has conceded the race for Georgia’s governorship to Republican Brian Kemp, according to WBS-TV. Kemp, who’s been seeking former President Donald Trump‘s endorsement prior to Election Day (November 8), will serve another four years in the position based on current polling reports.

Stacey, who’s an author, tax attorney, and voting rights advocate, was defeated by her GOP opponent before in 2018, sparking a lawsuit alleging “misconduct, fraud or irregularities” in the state’s voting process. A judge dismissed the lawsuit on September 30.

“Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the [Voting Rights Amendment],” U.S. District Judge Steven Jones wrote in his decision.

The activist’s platform included decriminalizing poverty, safeguarding abortion and voting rights, investing in education, affordable housing, uplifting rural communities, expanding Medicaid, and much more, per her campaign website. She also called Kemp a “far-right extremist who is too dangerous for Georgia.”

Over 2.5 million Georgians voted before Tuesday with the share of Black voters being higher than in 2020, according to TIME. Experts say Black support is waning for Democrats ahead of the midterms, something Abrams needed to secure her win. Though, that doesn’t mean Black voters are the only reason she wasn’t elected.

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