ATLANTA, GA (WTOC) - The Brian Kemp Campaign is claiming victory in the race for Georgia governor.
A representative from the Kemp Campaign confirmed to WTOC that an official statement would be released Wednesday. You can read that statement below:
The Stacey Abrams' campaign as remained steadfast in their belief it will head to a runoff. Her team announced Wednesday night that she is not conceding yet.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office shows that 100 percent of precincts are reporting, but provisional ballots are still being counted.
As of 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Cobb and Chatham were the only counties left tabulating absentee ballots.
Now, less than 3,000 provisional ballots still need to be included in the total. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, 22,000 provisional ballots were cast and counties have until Friday to verify those ballots.
Kemp is leading by more than 60,000 votes over Abrams. Kemp announced in a news conference with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal that he is stepping down as secretary of state, effective at noon on Thursday, Nov. 8.
In Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Abrams addressed a crowd of supporters and said she was confident that the race would go to a runoff. Abrams would be the first black female governor in the United States if she won.
In Athens, Brian Kemp addressed his remaining supporters at nearly 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Kemp maintained he believed he would be Georgia’s next governor, but they were waiting for every last vote to be counted.
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