Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Stacey Abrams: Will Mail-in Ballots Secure Her Georgia Governor’s Seat?

*While Brian Kemp is preparing to become governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams is preparing a legal battle while counting more ballots.

Abrams, who would become the country’s first black female governor, has refused to concede, noting that a crucial amount of votes are still being counted.

Three of the state’s biggest counties “have reported only a portion of the votes that were submitted by early mail,” while four other large counties “have reported exactly 0 votes by mail,” her campaign said in a statement to CNN.

The seven total counties “are expected to return a minimum of 77,000 ballots,” Abrams’ campaign added.

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“These counties also represent heavily-Democratic leaning constituencies, and the majority of those votes are anticipated to be for Stacey Abrams,” the statement said.

“I want to make something very clear: This fight isn’t about me. This fight is about making sure our democracy works for & represents everyone who has ever put their faith in it,” Abrams wrote on Twitter. “It’s about fighting for every Georgian who cast a ballot with the promise that their vote would count.”

The New York Post writes: “Kemp was leading Abrams with 50.5 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting as of early Wednesday. Abrams picked up 48.6 percent. The difference in votes between the two candidates is 75,386.”

With absentee ballots considered “another major pickup opportunity,” Abrams is hoping they will tip in her favor.

“Across our state, folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots, and we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach. But we cannot seize it until all voices are heard,” she said early Wednesday at an event in Atlanta. “And I promise you tonight, we’re going to make sure that every vote is counted.”

Abrams is reportedly now about 25,000 votes away from forcing a brand new runoff election.“Provisional Ballot Box” in a storage area of her elementary school on Thursday

In related news, a teacher in Florida discovered a “Provisional Ballot Box” in a storage area at Miramar Elementary School two days after Election Day.

Lakeisha Williams, of Broward County, said the ballot box was apparently left behind by election workers.

“I went into the area that we use for storage and saw it in there,” Williams told The Post.

Williams did not touch or look inside the box. Instead, she told the school’s principal who contacted a local state representative.

“I don’t know where it is now,” Williams said. According to the report, all provisional ballots needed to be received by county officials before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Votes are still being counted in Florida.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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