Recounts seldom change the results of elections…
Abrams knows that the number of votes contested was less than margin needed for a runoff or recount…
It appears that former Georgia Sec of State Brian Kemp (R) has maneuvered an unimpressive win to become Governor….
That things turned out even as close as it had against reported voter suppression efforts by Republicans is something Abrams should be proud of….
She has NOT conceded the contested vote….
She has pledged to lead an effort against the voter suppression action that occurred this year in the state…
Democrat Stacey Abrams announced Friday that Brian Kemp, her Republican opponent in the Georgia gubernatorial race, would be certified as governor.
“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election,” Abrams said at a press conference Friday, effectively conceding that she lost the race.
The announcement comes more than a week after the November midterm elections when Kemp came out as the top vote-getter in the race. But Abrams refused to concede, arguing that there were outstanding votes that needed to be counted. Since then her campaign has filed legal challenges and pushed to have additional absentee and provisional ballots counted.
That move lowered the margin of victory for Kemp but not by enough to trigger a runoff or recount…..