(Atlanta, GA-AP) — For the first time in U.S. history, an African-American woman gave the opposing party’s response to a State of the Union address. Democrat Stacey Abram’s election for governor of Georgia was marred by allegations of voter suppression. During her response last night, she called for an end to that, saying it is time for voters to pick their politicians, and not politicians picking their voters.
She called the recent partial government shutdown a stunt and said it was a disgrace. She called on President Trump to speak the truth. She said the system is rigged to harm working people, because wages are not keeping pace with inflation. She said it is awful that first grade students are practicing active shooter drills.
Abrams called on all Americans to tackle climate change, expand health care, and intelligently secure ports and the border. The Democrat said most Americans understand that caging children and tearing families apart is wrong.
(AP) – The recounting and the court rulings continue in Florida and Georgia. A Florida judge has turned down Democratic Senator Bill Nelson’s request to extend the machine-recount deadline.
Thousands of questionable ballots will be recounted by hand. Nelson narrowly trails Governor Rick Scott in the Senate race. In Georgia, a federal judge has ordered election officials to review all provisional ballots and ordered the state not to certify the governor’s race before today. Republican Brian Kemp leads Democrat Stacey Abrams by almost 55-thousand votes.
(Atlanta, GA-AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams still isn’t conceding the governor’s race to Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The Republican was ahead by just over two percentage points early this morning, or roughly 100-thousand votes.
Abrams took the stage just before 2 a.m. to say she’s waiting for every provisional and absentee ballot to be counted. Kemp said he’s confident victory is near. There’s been a lot of attention on the Georgia race, with Abrams looking to become the nation’s first black female governor.
(Atlanta, GA) – It’s crunch time. As the campaign trail heads towards the final stretch, the big wigs are coming out to lend their support to Georgia Governor Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.
If elected, Abrams would be the first black female governor is U.S. history. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama want to make sure that happens. Oprah is expected to participate in two town hall meetings with Abrams in Atlanta, GA on November 1st, while Barack Obama will campaign for her in Atlanta on Friday.
The polls show Abrams with a slight lead over Secretary of State Brian Kemp who has come under heavy criticism lately with charges of voter suppression and corruption. Almost 60 thousand absentee votes have been rejected, 70 percent of which are from African Americans.
The official date for the midterm elections is Nov. 6th.
(Atlanta, GA) – All eyes will be on the state of Georgia on November 6th as the heated race to the Governor’s seat will finally come to a head.
This election has been under heavy watch and scrutiny because for one Brian Kemp is still the Secretary of State which means he oversees the voting process. A call for straight up fraud has also been issued because more than 70 percent of 50 thousand black voter registrations have been held for failure of an exact match to driver licenses and social security numbers.
There have also been charges of voter suppression, the purging of voting roles and faulty machines. The race is neck and neck and Former President Jimmy Carter says it is a conflict of interest for Brian Kemp to oversee an election that his a candidate in. Reportedly, Carter sent him a letter earlier this month requesting that he step down.
The polls show them neck and neck in the race.
Stacey Abrams would be the first black and female Governor of Georgia if she wins.