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>> I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor.>> Stacey Abrams on Friday ending her fight to become Georgia's governor more than a week after the elections as officials look to declare Republican Brian Kemp as the winner. His Democratic opponent acknowledging defeat without formally conceding the race.
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>> And I will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right.>> The Georgia contest came under national scrutiny due to Kemp's role as the state's top election official. A position he held through the November sixth vote. Kemp had declared victory on election night.>> The math is on our side.
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>> But the Abrams campaign had been fighting back, saying there were still thousands more ballots to be counted.>> Ginger Gibson has the latest.>> Abrams is contending that the vote was not executed fairly, that people were not given access to the polls.>> Voting rights groups accused Kemp abusing his position to suppress minority votes, an allegation he strongly denies.
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>> They say that Brian Kemp and his role of Secretary of State has removed people from the voter rolls, has disregarded ballots that were mailed in. And has disenfranchised particularly African Americans, or poor people in the state. And Stacey Abrams, as an African American candidate who has largely appealed to those population say it was done directly to try to undercut her candidacy.
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>> In the coming days we will be filing a major federal lawsuit against the state of Georgia for the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections.>> The Georgia race concluding as neighboring Florida begins a manual recount in the state's razor close senate race between incumbent Bill Nelson and Republican governor Rick Scott.