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Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:31 PM

Abrams Files New Lawsuit To Demand Absentee And Provisional Ballots Counted

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Source: Talking Points Memo

By Nicole Lafond
November 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a new lawsuit on Sunday evening to try to force counties not to throw out some absentee and provisional ballots, The Washington Post reported.

About 5,000 votes were added to the total over the weekend, primarily in Abrams’ favor. Abrams’ campaign has said it needs at least 21,700 more votes in order to force a runoff against Republican Brian Kemp, who has already resigned as secretary of state and claimed victory in the governor’s race with 50.3 percent of the vote, to Abrams’ 48.8 percent. To get a recount, Abrams would need more than 19,300 additional votes.

Abrams’ campaign estimates there are at least 26,000 provisional ballots that were cast in the Georgia race, according to the Post.

“The bottom line is this race is not over. It is still too close to call, and we do not have confidence in the secretary of state’s office,” Lauren Groh-Wargo, Abrams’s campaign manager, told reporters Sunday, according to the Post.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/abrams-files-new-lawsuit-demand-absentee-provisional-ballots-counted

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

1. Count every vote, win or lose

Go Stacey, you have my support.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:44 PM

3. Absolutely

Why would people bother to vote if they knew their vote would not be counted?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:37 PM

2. Why would anyone vote absentee or provisional?

It seems like everyone's vote is supposed to be equal, but some are more equal than others. If there is a greater amount of non-counted votes than the difference between first and second place, then a counting should be automatic shouldn't it?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

4. Florida 2000, OH 2004, and the national 2016 vote should have taught us 2 things

Fight for every vote and the GOP cheats.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 02:36 PM

5. Locking...

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