Georgia governor's race

Georgia Governor-Elect Kemp Unveils Transition Team

Nov 19, 2018

Georgia governor-elect Brian Kemp has unveiled a transition team that includes former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to begin building out his administration.

The incoming Republican made the announcement just three days after his opponent in the hotly contested race, Democrat Stacey Abrams, conceded there weren't enough votes for her to force a runoff. Kemp's win was certified by Georgia elections officials Saturday.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

Stacey Abrams spoke live on WSB TV Friday evening. Shortly after 5 pm, Abrams acknowledged that she cannot win the race for Georgia Governor. While she acknowledged Brian Kemp will become the next governor the state, she says she is still not conceding.

“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State will certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections…so let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper."

Absentee Ballot Review in Georgia Gov. Race

Nov 15, 2018
AP Photos/John Amis, File

Georgia election officials say counties will review absentee ballots and count those previously rejected for missing or incorrect dates of birth.

The review was ordered by a federal judge Wednesday in response to a request included in a lawsuit brought by Stacey Abrams' campaign for governor.

Abrams trails former Secretary of State Brian Kemp by more than 50,000 votes.

Her campaign has disputed the results, and says she needs about 17,700 votes to force a Dec. 4 runoff.

158 of 159 Georgia Counties Certify Election

Nov 14, 2018

All but one of Georgia's 159 counties have certified their election results.

Secretary of State's office spokeswoman Candice Broce said in an email that only Gwinnett County had not yet certified its results by midday Wednesday.

The deadline for counties to certify their results was 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Judge Orders Georgia to Work to Protect Provisional Ballots

Nov 13, 2018

A federal judge has ordered Georgia take steps to ensure provisional ballots aren't improperly rejected and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor.