For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Absentee Ballots Counted, Brian Kemp Declares Victory And Begins Transition
(Athens, GA) – After county elections officials counted and reported absentee ballots for the November 6th election, businessman Brian Kemp leads Stacey Abrams by 1.6% – more than 64,000 votes.
“Brian Kemp earned nearly two million votes on Tuesday – by far the most of any gubernatorial candidate in our state’s history,” said Cody Hall, Press Secretary. “Absentee ballots are counted and Kemp leads his opponent by 64,000 votes. Based on counts released by the Secretary of State’s office, Brian Kemp’s margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory. Simply put, it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force a run-off election.
“Peach State voters made a clear decision at the ballot box. Brian Kemp will now begin his transition as governor-elect of Georgia. He will work every day to keep our state moving in the right direction.”