According to Fox News, Stacey Abrams now admits she can’t beat Brian Kemp in the Governor’s race in Georgia.
Abrams seems to have stopped short of actually conceding the race, leading many to believe she might file a lawsuit.
But for now Brian Kemp is claiming victory as well he should.
As they say, justice delayed is justice denied, and Kemp’s victory has been delayed for too long already, many believe.
Here were the announcements breaking on Twitter:
Here's more, from Fox News:
Stacey Abrams, the Democrat in Georgia’s governor race, acknowledged Friday that she could not defeat her Republican opponent Brian Kemp but vowed to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “gross mismanagement” of the state’s elections.
Abrams’ address to her supporters essentially concluded her challenge for the governor’s mansion, the final result of which had been in doubt for more than a week since Election Day, but she noted that she was not officially conceding the race.
Abrams had hoped to become the first black governor of Georgia and the first black female governor of any state.
Unofficial returns in the state put Kemp ahead of Abrams with roughly 50.2 percent of more than 3.9 million votes. This standing gave him about 18,000 votes above the threshold required to win by a majority and avoid a Dec. 4 runoff.
Kemp issued a statement following his opponent's announcement, saying she "conceded the race and officially ended her campaign for governor."
"I appreciate her passion, hard work, and commitment to public service," the statement said. "The election is over and hardworking Georgians are ready to move forward. We can no longer dwell on the divisive politics of the past but must focus on Georgia’s bright and promising future."
He went on to ask that people in Georgia "stand with me in the days ahead."
"Together, we will realize the opportunities and tackle the challenges to come," the statement said. "We will be a state that puts hardworking Georgians – no matter their zip code or political preference - first!”