Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams filed a lawsuit in federal court on Sunday to force Georgia Counties to accept rejected ballots that could trigger a runoff election in her race against Governor-elect Brian Kemp.

Kemp currently holds a slight lead over Abrams by a margin of 2.3 points.

In an effort to find more votes, Abrams's lawsuit asked county officials to accept provisional and absentee ballots even if they contained "slight" errors, such as names misspelled or incorrect addresses that don't match voter registrations.

In a ruling late Monday, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg ordered Georgia officials to wait until Friday, Nov. 16, to certify the results of the midterm elections which were held on Nov. 6.

Judge Totenberg also ordered election officials to ensure provisional ballots aren't "improperly rejected" and to wait until Friday at 5 p.m. to certify the results of the midterm elections.

The judge's ruling falls within the letter of the law which calls for midterm results to be certified by Nov. 20.

Judge Totenberg asked the state to establish and publicize a hotline or website where voters can check whether their provisional ballots were counted.

The judge also asked Georgia counties with 100 or more provisional ballots to review the eligibility of voters who cast provisional ballots to ensure all voters are legal citizens.

Kemp resigned from his position as Georgia secretary of state last week before declaring himself the winner of the gubernatorial race.

But Abrams refuses to concede until she says all the votes are counted.

Kemp's camp called Abrams’ efforts to find more ballots a "disgrace to democracy" and is "completely ignoring the will of the people."

Kemp's campaign communications director Ryan Mahoney said in a statement, "Georgia voters have spoken. It's time for Abrams to listen and concede immediately."

But Abrams said she is only "fighting" for democracy by making sure all votes are counted.

"I am fighting to make sure our democracy works for and represents everyone who has ever put their faith in it," Abrams said. "I am fighting for every Georgian who cast a ballot with the promise that their vote would count."

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Republicans are some dirty SOBs.

  • Trey

    Let it go Stacy.....this is Georgia

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So are Democrats

  • stevetheque

    Fuccckkk Kemp!! Count every single vote. Now that he has resigned he can't pull no stunts.

  • stevetheque

    Why??? Because Casper said so. GTFOH!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Kemp’s camp called Abrams’ efforts to find more ballots a “disgrace to democracy” and is “completely ignoring the will of the people.”
    *****************************************
    Whet????? *roll eyes*

  • Quiet

    Count all the votes because that is dirty poll voting by not accepting the votes with a small grammar mistake of name or address..

  • OvertheMississippi

    Yeah! Sadly, I feel the same way. She fought a good fight.

  • stevetheque

    It was a disgrace that the fool wouldn't step down!! Fox guarding the hen house!! That act showed his lack of integrity!!

  • Yardgirl

    Agree!!

  • WhoKnew

    I absolutely loathe it when an election is stolen from someone due to BS like this, voter suppression, etc. Makes me not want to vote anymore.

  • Yardgirl

    I know it is exhausting and upsetting but we have to vote!! I truly believe that Agent Orange got elected because so many against him did not vote at all while his supporters voted in droves.

  • Trey

    Who is Casper?

    Your racism is showing

  • stevetheque

    Not racist just a term of endearment for hillbillies!! Like you say hey brother! I say wassup Casper!!??

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Sandra, you owe us another "morning wood" post cause that stunt you pulled yesterday was not cute!!

  • Trey

    Im black...now stop cooning on a message board playing yourself

  • KLove

    she is down like 60,000 votes....from what i read, mathematically she still cant win....but whatever

  • Trey

    Im the morning wood

  • Trey

    yeah they just posturing at this point

  • Nik

    Knowing how people play dirty, I don't blame her for fighting until the end. She has the right to do that. Al Gore knows all too well how the tides can turn in an election.

  • Faithz

    Yes they are lead by the clown ring master
    he's blaming the Democrats for the stock
    lost yesterday, my, my.

  • Kanyade

    her attempts are NOT a disgrace to democracy...they ARE democracy in action.

  • Faithz

    Exactly right.

  • Faithz

    Democrats is why the stock market fell yesterday to let the Daffy tell it... He is mad as hell over them Democrats flipping of the house. They need to change his diaper, and put a n!pple in his mouth, Oops I mean pacifier, in his lying mouth!!

  • stevetheque

    Lol yeah right you're looking to hold and caress some morning wood!! Go ahead and tell the truth!!

  • KLove

    Its come to a point now, that every candidate that runs for office feels that they have a RIGHT to win...and when they dont, here come the accusations of voter fraud, stealing the election, etc., instead of accepting the fact that they lost fair and square. I knew a couple of months back, that when Abrams was going to lose, that they were already starting their posturing that the election was somehow stolen.

  • Faithz

    So true, and at least shes not trying to get a date with Putin...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DdLYb5AvQ

  • Scromes1212

    New post

  • Kanyade

    lol,

    well it's like due diligence. recount the votes, especially if there's some freaky-sneaky shadiness going on. due process and all.

  • stevetheque

    Yeah like you knew a couple of months back that Kemp wouldn't step down so he could be in charge of some good ol boy home cooked voter suppression..?

  • Trace da Ace

    **long exasperated sigh**....not this...not today...see yall next post.

  • KLove

    So are you saying that only Black folks and Democrats votes were "suppressed". I would think that both Black and White folks, both Democrat and Republican were affected by irregularities with their registration forms, and affected by the "use it or lose it" law.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    I respect her fight but it dont matter what she do yt not letting her win in that state

  • WhoKnew

    I hear 'ya. It's just so disheartening to see what's going on. I definitely believe that Agent Orange stole the election with Russia's help. Again, it makes me want to quit voting but I know that my one little vote does matter (provided it's not stolen, suppressed or changed).

  • stevetheque

    Where did I use the word black or just democrats? I didn't infer it, so now you are assuming!!

  • Faithz

    Yes and a Judge just told them to let the Votes be counted, and I know Kemp as is
    Pressed over that ?

  • Faithz

    Exactly.

  • Kanyade

    well he will have to stay pressedt and let the process happen.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Yea, ok

  • Lady_Elle

    This is why secretary of state should not be allowed to confirm an election for which he/she is a candidate.

    Conflict of interest! This apparently has happened in many states!

    Florida is facing the same challenge.

  • Yardgirl

    Your one voter DOES matter!! 2 years ago a young up and coming black man was running for office and lost by 2 votes, TWO!! They did a recount and then a re-vote and he has been in office since doing big things. Matter of fact he just got reelected last week.

  • Yardgirl

    Your one voter DOES matter!! 2 years ago a young up and coming black man was running for office and lost by 2 votes, TWO!! They did a recount and then a re-vote and he has been in office since doing big things. Matter of fact he just got reelected last week.

  • ALLMINE?

    Open boarders for all.. lol let's get her in black folks..???

  • ALLMINE?

    Open boarders for all.. lol let's get her in black folks..???

  • KLove

    Im not assuming...i was just trying to gain some clarity from your statement, thats all. However, the only ones I see screaming about voter suppression are Blacks and Democrats.

  • KLove

    Im not assuming...i was just trying to gain some clarity from your statement, thats all. However, the only ones I see screaming about voter suppression are Blacks and Democrats.

  • WhoKnew

    That's very encouraging to hear! I'm sure I will vote in 2020, I just get so disgusted when I hear about votes being stolen and suppressed and I have a momentary "I quit" spell.

  • WhoKnew

    That's very encouraging to hear! I'm sure I will vote in 2020, I just get so disgusted when I hear about votes being stolen and suppressed and I have a momentary "I quit" spell.

  • Lady_Elle

    There were 53k being held by the SOS's office.
    So mathematically... it is possible.
    There are also rejected absentee ballots that were sited in a lawsuit that remains unresolved... I think.

  • Lady_Elle

    There were 53k being held by the SOS's office.
    So mathematically... it is possible.
    There are also rejected absentee ballots that were sited in a lawsuit that remains unresolved... I think.

  • Nina Ross

    Kemp is a sorry SOB

  • Nina Ross

    Says kemp the cheat

  • stevetheque

    Well blacks have had their votes suppressed. One tactic is gerrymandering! By 2030 you will see the scales tip then we can revisit this conversation.

  • ohdearme

    Kemp resigned from his position as Georgia secretary of state last week before declaring himself the winner of the gubernatorial race.

    WRONG, Kemp resigned AFTER he declared himself the winner! That's a big difference, HUGE in fact. Anything that Kemp says now is to save his own a@@, to defend his actions is to defend another cheater.

  • stevetheque

    That's some of that alternative math!!

  • Dr. P
  • KLove

    But those 53K applicants werent barred from voting, as long as they showed up to the polls with proper ID and got their info corrected on the spot. I'm against voter suppression in all forms, im just upset the media only told part of the story, instead of giving us all the facts. Causing all this voter suppression hysteria for no reason at all.

  • KLove

    well, the party that is in power, always tries to get the lines redrawn to their benefit so they can stay in power...nothing new there.

  • the guest

    Governor Elect Stacy Abrams is BRILLIANT & COURAGEOUS!

  • the guest

    THANK YOU!

  • stevetheque

    Well this is more apropos!! F@@ck you nigkkkka!! More than happy to say it to your face puta!!

  • Bass

    Your rhetoric around this blog, screams white troll.

  • ALLMINE?

    Nope. Im black. Not apart of the monolith tho.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    No matter what happens with this election I'm glad Stacey's not just folding under pressure and sitting down. She's got fight & grit.
    We need her. We need people who will stand.

  • Bass

    Nice try. Your ignorant rhetoric up and down this blog say otherwise.

    Continue though.

  • Y me?

    Good! I'm so proud of her ambition. Brian Kemp needs his racist @$$ whooped literally and figuratively. Who the f are you to purge all those ballots then have the gall to declare yourself the winner ?!! Lying evil scum

  • Faithz

    Yes indeed.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Applause!

  • Faithz

    Nothing but the truth, Thanks.

  • Faithz

    We sure do, and Daffy will be Forever mad over the Democrats win in Arizona.

  • Faithz

    No matter what happens Stacy has fought a good fight.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U know it l0l! He probably threw china plates at breakfast!
    I take that back...his breakfast comes out of a McDonald's box.

  • Faithz

    Let people keep not voting, and watch , and soon they will be hanging from trees with the likes of Dog-gist men like Kemp, as in office.

  • Faithz

    All the while home grown Racist is shooting American up, and
    killing innocent people for no reason other than hate, that is coming straight from the Nationalist in the white house. With yo stupid as.

  • Faithz

    Ignoramus black.

  • Faithz

    So true.

  • Faithz

    Very true.

  • Scromes1212

    Cut it out lol it's ok to have a different opinion

  • Scromes1212

    How is he a racist?

  • Faithz

    All the while white supremacists celebrate God wins thus far.

  • Faithz

    Exactly Daffy speaks the language the white supremacist embrace.

  • Faithz

    Preach!!!!!

  • stevetheque

    How about deadbeat??

  • Scromes1212

    So you answered my question with a question smh

  • stevetheque

    I guess you never been to the hood soft azzz nigkka!! There are plenty of white guys and black guys that have nicknames such as Casper, Black Mike, White boy Rick, Black Rob etc

  • Faithz

    I will be so glad when this Vote is recorded, and the race in Florida, and can't wait for the new Group to take their new positions in January. They will have to Increase Daffy Ducks Meds, all the way upon high Since it's clear he hate women, black, and brown people , and money making Whites and Blacks , starting with his hate for Amazon Owner, who also owns the New York Post.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you read where they had the pre-marked return envelopes for vote-by-mail for the county that Savannah is located had the wrong PO box?
    Now those votes are forever lost.

  • Faithz

    God will work this out, and the hate, and dislike of Stacy, Democrats, and other Blacks will never make a bit of difference, People with a working brains know this is already taken care of by God almighty, not bald headed Daffy Ducks who is just a few years from being completely bald headed Daffy duck...The Almighty is the reason the Democrats has won the House.

  • stevetheque

    You didn't like racist I merely pointed out the switch!! There is empirical data(500k contract) stating he's a deadbeat, whereas I can't quantify him being a racist!! Is that better? I made it simple for you

  • Faithz

    He's scared and rightfully so since he has trashed so many people all over the world.

  • Faithz

    He sure is and should have recused himself, and let the voting take place.

  • Evillene

    Keep fighting, Stacey!!! We are with you and we are watching you.

  • Anonymouse

    Florida is not facing the same challenge.... do you read or just speak out of emotion?

    Governor Scott is running for Senator. Nothing precludes him from doing so. In Georgia, SOS Kemp ran for Governor. Georgia legislation does not preclude him from doing so.

    There is no conflict of interest in either premise.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Kemp resigned from his position as Georgia secretary of state last week before declaring himself the winner of the gubernatorial race.
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    How in the hell are you going to declare yourself the winner when all votes are not counted?!?

  • Anonymouse

    The Democrats sure know their base well. Spout emotional rhetoric, fighting language and lies to get votes and disappear until the next election. It’s really sad.

    Simple math is at play here folks. Stacey and her camp KNOW that it is mathematically impossible for her to win. She competed and she lost. Game over.

    This is all a ploy to set her up to run for Perdue’s Senate seat in 2020. And also for the SOS Dec 4 election runoff. They’re desperate to put a Democrat in as SOS. She has to keep this charade up until at least Democrat so this narrative can push their candidate to victory.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Keep fighting Stacey!!

  • Y me?

    By deliberately contributing to the political disenfranchisement of black people. 70 percent of the purged voters/"invalidated " ballots came from majority black counties. Systematically denying a racial demographic proper usage of a civil liberty is undeniable racism

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is why secretary of state should not be allowed to confirm an election for which he/she is a candidate.
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    Agreed...

  • Anonymouse

    All that’s necessary to win is 50 + 1.

    He’s met that burden so that means he wins. And that’s even with every vote counted. She doesn’t have enough votes to force this into a runoff. She knows that. This is just a ploy.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I had a cowoker tell me that her reason for not voting is because she was tired...Tired?? I work 2 jobs, I go to school and I intern. I am tired on a regular and I still managed to get my ass up out of bed and hit up the poll. I can't stand laziness.

  • smartchickfl

    That last sentence is so on point.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "This is why secretary of state should not be allowed to confirm an election for which he/she is a candidate."

    I said the same thing, but apparently it's ok...smh

  • Anonymouse

    No, stop and learn something.

    No one can disenfranchise anyone unless they do it to themselves.

    In order to be purged, you had to not have voted in any election in SEVEN years (including a national election), be dead or convicted of a felony. Oh, and purging cannot happen during an election year. Any SOS is going to do this, not just Kemp.

    So if the majority of those voters happen to be Black, I would think that if they were serious about voting, they’d do their job of checking their registration status and rectify any issues. It’s really that simple.

  • Faithz

    Thanks.

  • Y me?

    No, you stop and learn something. Voter purging for previous failures to vote is the antithesis of democracy and nothing more than a thinly veiled voter suppression tactic. Suppressing ones right to vote because they didn't vote in 2 prior elections is not only without merit, its punitive and drastic. The National Voter Registration Act tried to prohibit targeting voters for removal for failure to vote, because even a dimwit can see how it would undermines democratic participation.

    FAILURE TO VOTE IN PREVIOUS ELECTIONS IS NOT JUSTIFICATION FOR TAKING AWAY SOMEONE'S RIGHT TO VOTE. get that through your thick skull

    And this just proves how out of touch you are from a sociological standpoint
    "So if the majority of those voters happen to be Black, I would think that if they were serious about voting, they’d do their job of checking their registration status and rectify any issues. It’s really that simple."

    Its not that simple and it's never that simple. Making things even a tad more difficult for people who are otherwise struggling is the easiest way to repress their participation. Do you think the reports of not enough voting machines and several hour waits to vote was coincidental? A VOTING SYSTEM BASED ON MERIT DOESN'T THROW IN A BUNCH OF LOOPS AND HURDLES AND THEN SAY IF YOU COULDN'T GET THRU THE OBSTACLE COURSE YOU DON'T DESERVE TO VOTE

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Blak

    Why doesn't he (yes, that to me is a man) just concede and move on? He is going to lose anyway if they use those spoiled ballots making him look like a bigger fool in these streets

  • ALLMINE?

    And? U want hector and jose to come and takeover right? U know how they treat their slave descendants in those countries right?

  • ALLMINE?

    Thanks sis..

  • Scromes1212

    None of that has been proven but hey , it's 2018 so if the media tells us it's true then let's run with it *shrugs*

  • Faithz

    Tell the truth snagged tooth, don't lie
    frog eye.

  • Faithz

    Kemp racist as wouldn't spit on you
    if yo as was on fire.

  • Miss Thang

    didn't you have early voting in Georgia?

  • Y me?

    Do you read? I would like to share some of the more objective sources

  • Miss Thang

    conflict of interest doesn't have to be legislated. We all know there is conflict of interest if the person running for office is also the person in charge of calling the result of the election. This is common sense.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yep! And that's what really upset me about her excuse

  • ALLMINE?

    And?

  • Miss Thang

    so she had all that time and decided not to vote. That annoys me so much.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Exactly!

  • Elevated Soul

    The math is not on this fat bish side. She is just like the illegal aliens she represents. She as well as the other socialist Democrats believe that the illegal votes of non citizens should be counted which absolutely suppresses the votes of actual citizens.

    Bish you lost. She thought she had more Black votes but not all of us are as stupid as the Blacks who vote Democrat. Only a d@mn fool would vote for a party that has your replacements. When these sellout idiots finally wake up,it will be too late.

  • Elevated Soul

    Yes they know they are stupid politically.

  • Elevated Soul

    He's racist because he is a Republican,that's the only criteria these ignants need to say someone is racist but in truth,it is they who are racist.

  • Elevated Soul

    It's Governor Kemp, not big momma!

  • Y me?

    I gave my explanation just 1 post down you foolish myopic troll

  • Anonymouse

    Don’t ask them questions that require them to think. They won’t be able to answer them lol

  • Look@m3

    Don't entertain the troll...Everyone has chose to ignore this person because it is the obvious. Don't fall for the bait! just a FYI

  • Anonymouse

    It’s not voter suppression, it’s the law.

    If you fail to vote for SEVEN years straight, they have to purge you according to law... If you want to vote, then participate in the process. Otherwise, you disenfranchise yourself.

    I noticed that you didn’t address the other two reasons for being purged. Typical. So either they are dead or convicted of a felony. Oh wait, now you’re going to tell me that Blacks are disproportionately convicted of felonies and the system waaahhh waaahhh waaaahhhh.... Don’t you get tired of losing? lol

    And yes, if you are serious about your civic duty, then you have the responsibility to use it. What loops are there? What struggle is there in voting? lol.... In Georgia, there’s nearly a month of early voting lol... So, go and vote.

    Otherwise, wait until Election Day. But getting upset about election law when you failed to do your part is childish and an utter waste of time.

  • Evillene

    If Abrams doesn't have the votes it is only because Kemp engaged in an overt campaign of voter fraud and suppression. He knew he could not win if everyone who could vote cast a vote -- he said it live on air. If he believed he could win fairly he would have resigned his position as SOS during his campaign. It's as plain as day.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Thank you!

  • Y me?

    Nice try. I didn't need to address the other two reasons because that didn't apply to the overwhelming majority

    "They found that while a third of these voters — about 417,000 — were removed because they were deceased, ineligible felons, duplicative registrants, had moved out of state, or for other legitimate reasons, the vast majority — more than 850,000 — were removed simply because they didn’t vote in two general election cycles."

    https://www.letamericavote.org/news/blog/2018/georgias-use-it-or-lose-it-voter-purge-forced-more-than-850000-eligible-voters-off-the-rolls/

    The systematic inhibition of one's vote is a violation of federal law. Which is why a judge recently ruled in Abrams favor that provisional and rejected ballots had to be counted /reviewed

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1986415002

    So once again you are dead wrong lol

  • Anonymouse

    He’s not required to by law so why should he resign? And no, he never said that.

    Also, there was no voter fraud or suppression. She didn’t win because Georgians did not like her message.

  • Anonymouse

    You are mixing things up which tells me that either you don’t understand or you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    Voter purge was upheld by SCOTUS in June 2018. Georgia is one of the few states that do this. Either stay active civically or be purged. And yes, I already stated that you will be purged from voter rolls if you fail to vote in two consecutive federal election cycles. Again, all of this was upheld by SCOTUS.

    And that federal ruling you’re mentioning is to have absentee ballots with the wrong birthdate or birthdate errors counted in this gubernatorial election. In Gwinnett county, that amounts to 323 votes. And further to that point, Abrams’ camp KNOWS that she cannot possibly win this election. It has nothing to do with this voter suppression lie that’s circulating primarily among African Americans rather it’s mathematically impossible so you have to ask yourself, what is this really about?

    To take it further, the state GOP just filed a motion today to have Judge Totenberg’s ruling dismissed. And rightfully so. It sets up a dangerous precedent for voter fraud via absentee ballots. The counties did the right thing by rejecting those absentee ballots that don’t match up. Which brings me back to what Abrams and the Democratic Party are really after. It’s to set the stage for invalid votes to be counted. They’re going to use this to set themselves up for 2020.

    Have a good day!

  • Y me?

    1 - PROPER voter purge was upheld by the courts. Brian Kemp IMPROPERLY purged 340K saying that they had moved to new addresses when in fact they hadn't. And guess who that travesty of justice disproportionately affected. Upholding the law doesn't mean upholding your biased interpretation of it

    2 - Totenberg ordered election officials to review thousands of provisional ballots that haven’t been counted in Georgia. Several counties have not certified their vote counts yet, and those are counties that favor Abrams.
    "Judge Totenberg, who had already raised concerns about Georgia’s system of elections this year, wrote that the state’s announced timetable for a swift certification “appears to suggest the secretary’s foregoing of its responsibility to confirm the accuracy of the results prior to final certification" <---- the judge already knew that Kemp and his co conspirators were not running a judicious election, and her ruling on the provisional ballots was a decision compounded by observations of how votes were being improperly handled, including the improper purging

    Bottom line, INDIVIDUAL VOTES MATTER. EVEN THE VOTES OF PPL YOU WOULD RATHER NOT SEE VOTE. YOU CANNOT DISCOUNT VOTES ON TECHNICALITIES TO SWAY ELECTIONS IN FAVOR OF YOUR CANDIDATE

  • dontgetblocked

    She needs to disappear quietly. She lost and is now ruining any chance of a future run.

  • Queen B

    Damn she hanging in there lol I voted for her despite of me being a republican. Then I got this message: lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46dd1618e375497add228ed2558136ecef4036b0f974a9286ade1bd5efd0f29b.png

  • blue skies

    I hope she wins he should not been able to even run...crackas as always winning & gettin away wit dirty ish!

  • blue skies

    I AGREE!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I hope she wins.

  • Eileen

    I agree! A real Lady knows when to concede and LEAVE!!!

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    yall still falling for this fake illusion of a democracy?