Abrams Files New Lawsuit To Demand Absentee And Provisional Ballots Counted

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 02: Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gives a speech to the crowd gathered at Morehouse College for a campaign rally with Former US President Barack Obama on November 2,... ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 02: Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gives a speech to the crowd gathered at Morehouse College for a campaign rally with Former US President Barack Obama on November 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Obama spoke in Atlanta to endorse Abrams and encourage Georgians to vote. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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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.

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