NEW Lawsuit Rocks Governor's Race

  • 2018-11-12
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
NEW Lawsuit Rocks Governor's Race
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Lawyers on behalf of Democrat Stacey Abrams filed another lawsuit in Georgia's contested race for governor.

Fox 5 Atlanta reports:
 

Stacey Abrams' campaign went to federal court Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications by one day until Wednesday. It also asks a judge to require that officials count any votes that were rejected improperly, specifically absentee and provisional ballots.

The lawsuit is naming Gwinnett and DeKalb counties as places where large numbers of rejected votes should be counted.

The lawsuit claims that an unknown number of votes cast by registered voters were not counted due to small errors including absentee voters writing the current date where they should have placed their birth date.

The Abrams campaign also reports that many registered voters moved counties and re-registered to vote prior to election day. Then, on election day, those voters were told they were still registered with their prior county address. Because of that, those voters were asked to vote using a provisional ballot. However, those provisional ballots were then rejected because they were cast "out of county."


Despite Abrams' desire to force a runoff election, Republican Brian Kemp says it's numerically impossible for his Democratic challenger to do so given his 59,000 vote advantage.

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