Georgia Democrat Governor candidate Stacey Abrams has refused to concede defeat since she lost on election day. As of now, she’s still trailing opponent Brian Kemp by 54,966 votes. Kemp has 50.23 percent of the vote, to Abrams’ 48.83 percent, which is a larger margin than the threshold needed to trigger a runoff election or recount. Despite that, Abrams could now demand an unprecedented challenge: an entirely new vote!
According to breaking news from the Associated Press:
“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. The longshot strategy relies on a statute that’s never been used in such a high-stakes contest.”
How would Abrams’ challenge work?
The never-before-used provision Abrams is banking on allows losing candidates to challenge results based on alleged “misconduct, fraud, or irregularities” that are great enough to influence an election outcome.
Democrats claim the Georgia governor’s race was rigged
Any Democrat that’s ever mocked a Republican for caring about voter fraud is going to have to take a hard look in the mirror. Abrams may seem like she’s pulling a publicity stunt (and she is), but it’s one sanctioned by the Democrat Party.
Senator Sherrod Brown encouraged Abram’s delusions, telling a crowd that “[Republicans] can’t win elections because there is way more of us than there are of them. They can’t win elections fairly. They win elections by redistricting and reapportionment and voter suppression and all the ways they try to scare people, particularly people of color.”
Quite the statement to utter with zero supporting evidence, isn’t it? Watch:
Abrams also received encouragement from Hillary Clinton, herself no stranger to losing elections. “If she [Abrams] had a fair election, she would have already won,” said the woman who will never be President of the United States.
After a judge rules on Abrams case (if she does indeed decide to bring it forward later today), she’ll have 10 days to appeal the decision if she loses. This isn’t even the first lawsuit she’s filed since losing her race.
She will lose – and expect an appeal. This race is going to be drawn out as long as possible.