Kemp calls for Abrams con­ces­sion

Toronto Star - - WORLD - JAY REEVES

AT­LANTA — Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days af­ter Ge­or­gia’s gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion, Repub­li­can Brian Kemp pushed for Demo­crat Stacey Abrams to con­cede Satur­day as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight.

Kemp’s cam­paign is­sued a state­ment that said it was math­e­mat­i­cally im­pos­si­ble for Abrams to even force a runoff, much less win out­right. It called Abrams’ re­fusals to con­cede “a dis­grace to democ­racy” that “com­pletely ig­nore the will of the peo­ple.”

But mem­bers of civil rights groups in­clud­ing the At­lantabased South­ern Chris­tian Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Col­ored Peo­ple held a small rally urg­ing Abrams to keep fight­ing un­til ev­ery vote is counted.

Erick Allen, a Black Demo­crat newly elected to the Ge­or­gia House, said al­le­ga­tions of voter sup­pres­sion and ques­tions about Elec­tion Day prob­lems could dog Kemp as gover­nor if he even­tu­ally pre­vails.

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