Stacey Abrams’ campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.
Kemp’s campaign, which already has shifted into transition mode presuming he’ll be inaugurated in January, said Abrams is pushing a “publicity stunt” and said her refusal to concede is a “ridiculous temper tantrum.”
She already faces a narrow path to the governor’s mansion. Unofficial returns show Kemp with about 50.2 percent of more than 3.9 million votes. That puts him over 18,000 votes above the threshold required to win by a majority and avoid a runoff in Dec. 4.
Abrams would have to assert that enough irregularities occurred to raise the possibility that at least 18,000 Georgians either had their ballots thrown out or were not allowed to vote.
Hillary Clinton had said earlier on Tuesday that the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abrams would already have won Georgia’s governor race if there had been a fair election.
“If she had a fair election, she already would have won,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said while speaking at the University of Texas’s LBJ School of Public Affairs.