In a speech to her supporters on Friday night, Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that she’d lost the Georgia governor’s race to Republican Brian Kemp.
She noted that she isn’t conceding, since the election was plagued by voter suppression. “I will not concede, because the erosion of our democracy is not right,” she said.
But she’s giving up trying to change the results.
“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections,” Abrams said at a news conference.
While Kemp had declared himself the winner on election night, Abrams, who would have been the first black woman governor in the nation, had been fighting for a recount. She detailed on Friday afternoon the ways in which Kemp, who oversaw his own election as Georgia’s secretary of state, purged eligible voters from the rolls. Read more