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Brian Kemp campaign calls Abrams' battle for ballots a 'disgrace to democracy'

Kemp's campaign reiterated claims that it is mathematically impossible for Abrams to overtake him with absentee and provisional votes.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp attends the Election Night event at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Days after Georgia's cast their votes, a battle over ballots has become a war of words with Kemp's team firing the latest volley.

In a message posted to his campaign social media page, Brian Kemp further reiterated that, based on the current numbers, it is "mathematically impossible" for Abrams to force a runoff or win.

"Stacey Abrams' antics are a disgrace to democracy and completely ignore the will of the people," said Ryan Mahoney, Communications Director. "This is not how America works. Brian Kemp earned a clear victory on Tuesday night and holds a sizable lead as remaining provisional and military ballots are counted."

Campaign leaders for Stacey Abrams have been taking to the podium multiple times since the election calling for a hold on naming the next governor until every vote is counted. They've cited allegations of voter irregularities and a tight race for reasons to make sure that all votes are counted.


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Following statements from Kemp's campaign, Abrams released a statement about her meeting with voters claiming disenfranchisement, but didn't make any direct mention of her opponent's comments. However, her representatives previously called his decision to stay in office as secretary of state an "abuse" of power.

"I am fighting to make sure our democracy works for and represents everyone who has ever put their faith in it," she said in a written statement. "I am fighting for every Georgian who cast a ballot with the promise that their vote would count."


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