Republican Brad Raffensperger has defeated Democrat John Barrow in the runoff to become Georgia’s next secretary of state, taking the office once held by Governor-elect Brian Kemp (R.).
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is thinking of running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 and potentially making another run for governor after Republican Brian Kemp defeated her in a race for that office.
Defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ lawsuit against Georgia over the 2018 election attacks the state over restrictions to early voting, but she supported legislation in 2011 to reduce the early voting period in the state.
Claims of voter suppression tainted Georgia’s political landscape this election cycle, impacting races up and down the ballot, but none more so than the contest for governor.
President Donald Trump tweeted an endorsement in the Georgia secretary of state race on Monday, urging voters to choose Republican Brad Raffensperger.
Georgia House Democrats are proposing a repeal of what they’re calling an “undemocratic” law passed by the state’s Democrats in the 1990s allowing the secretary of state to purge inactive voters from the rolls.
While Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is continuing to unload on Republican Brian Kemp since losing the election last week, he’s not firing back, saying what she does with her time is her own business.