The Georgia governor’s race is not over yet, Stacey Abrams declared to supporters in an update on Wednesday afternoon.
The race between Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp drew the attention of the nation as Abrams looked to become the first female black governor in America’s history. The race was contentious, with allegations that Abrams was improperly using his position as secretary of state to purge voters from the rolls likely to vote for Abrams. Polls showed the race in a dead heat, and that is where it ended on Tuesday.
With Kemp holding on to a very small lead on Wednesday morning, the Abrams camp has declared that the remaining absentee and provisional ballots could still deliver a victory — or at least take Kemp back under the 50 percent threshold that would take the race to a December runoff election. As Abrams told supporters on Wednesday, there are still many votes to be counted.