It’s been nearly a week since Americans waited with bated breath to find out the fate of the country’s political landscape. And while most races were called within hours of polls closing on election night, the winner in Georgia’s race for governor is still a looming source of contention.
On Saturday, Republican candidate Brian Kemp’s office said that it is “mathematically impossible” for Abrams to force a runoff in the Georgia gubernatorial race, but that won’t stop Abrams from keeping her head in the race. According to a CNN poll, Republican candidate Kemp has a nearly 60,000 vote lead. Abrams insists that with every vote counted, that lead could dip below the 50% needed to declare Kemp the winner.
With most precincts already reporting, the countdown to declare a winner is quickly coming to an end.
In a response to Kemp’s statement, Abrams said Saturday night in an Instagram, “I am fighting to make sure our democracy works for and represents everyone who has ever put their faith in it. I am fighting for every Georgian who cast a ballot with the promise that their vote would count.”
The post also included stories of Georgian voters who faced pushback at the polls.
In the end Abrams concluded, “Voting is a right, not a privilege. It is fundamental to our democracy and to our Georgia, and I will fight every single day until our government – a government of the people, by the people, and for the people – works for all of us.”