In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Politics 11/17/18, 14:09

Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams ...

10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams’ speech

Politics 11/17/18, 09:35

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a bitterly fought election. The speech Abrams delivered ...

Update: Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race

U.S. 11/16/18, 17:19

The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can't win the Georgia governor's race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. Her speech Friday effectively puts a stop to the contest. The final result had been in doubt for 10 days after the ...

Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Politics 11/14/18, 00:09

After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains ...

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor’s race

U.S. 11/11/18, 19:51

Stacey Abrams' Democratic campaign filed a federal lawsuit Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia unsettled governor's race by one day and to make officials count any votes that were wrongly rejected.If successful, the suit would prevent officials from certifying county vote totals until Wednesday and could ...

In Georgia, black voters see echoes of voter suppression

U.S. 11/11/18, 01:13

When Barbara Williams arrived at the Pittman Park Recreation Center just before noon on Election Day to cast her vote, she saw a line so long that the end wasn't in sight."There were so many people, you couldn't count them," Williams recalled. "They were looped around. The line started at ...

Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

U.S. 11/10/18, 16:20

Republican Brian Kemp is pushing for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Georgia's governor's race as civil rights groups urge her to keep fighting.Kemp's campaign issued a statement Saturday saying it's mathematically impossible for Abrams to even force a runoff. It calls Abrams' refusals to concede "a disgrace to democracy."But members ...

Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

U.S. 11/10/18, 13:51

He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an "exact match" policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to vote and launched an investigation that disrupted a major voter registration drive.Now Republican Brian Kemp is declaring himself the victor in Georgia's race for governor, a race ...

With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

U.S. 11/09/18, 04:03

Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor."The governor-elect," Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican's resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ...

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Politics 11/08/18, 11:18

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing.Attorney Russ Willard with the attorney general's office of Georgia announced the resignation in federal court Thursday morning.Willard said ...

Meet the truly new faces on the national political stage

Politics 11/07/18, 17:10

The 2018 midterm elections introduced the nation to some electrifying candidates. Beto O'Rourke, the skateboarding liberal, charmed voters in Texas, while Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida had the chance to make history.But as of Wednesday, none of those rock stars had won. Instead, some less flashy ...

EXPLAINS: A Georgia governor’s race, still going

Politics 11/07/18, 14:03

Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down on the Deep South's GOP tendencies with an acolyte of President Donald Trump. But they'll have to wait a little longer. Here's ...

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Politics 11/07/18, 06:08

Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. With reported votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy of 51 percent, but Abrams and her campaign said there were ...

In Georgia, online voting system problems alleged

Politics 11/05/18, 06:40

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state. Kemp's office did not detail ...

Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race

Politics 11/03/18, 16:19

Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian ...

Voting issues mark final stretch of Georgia governor’s race

U.S. 11/02/18, 22:52

With early and absentee voting underway ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats and voting rights groups in Georgia are staging massive voter protection operations, including poll monitors and voter assistance hotlines, to ensure people can access the ballot."We now talk to more than 700 voters on an average day, ...

Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

Politics 11/01/18, 13:58

From President Donald Trump to Oprah Winfrey, voters in key battleground states are being bombarded with an influx of top political surrogates during the final days of the 2018 midterm campaign. Trump will rally his most loyal supporters in Columbia, Missouri, on Thursday night to boost the fortunes of Republican Senate ...

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams faces balancing act on race

Politics 11/01/18, 02:31

If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous black women who ...

Oprah, Pence visit Georgia in final days of campaign

Politics 11/01/18, 01:00

Media icon Oprah Winfrey and Vice President Mike Pence will be dueling campaigners Thursday in the Georgia governor's race. Winfrey will attend two forums with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams. Both events are in metro Atlanta. Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state. High-profile visits ...

Voting access dominates Georgia debate between Abrams, Kemp

Politics 10/24/18, 00:36

The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting.Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday's debate.Disputes over voting access took center stage at the debate, highlighting Abrams' historic ...

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