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Stacey Abrams envisions path to runoff in Georgia gubernatorial race

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Democrat Stacey Abrams is refusing to concede in the Georgia gubernatorial race, saying she still sees an avenue to advance to a runoff race with Republican Brian Kemp.

Campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo told reporters in a conference call Wednesday there were “significant irregularities” in the voting process and said there could be enough outstanding ballots to force Mr. Kemp into a runoff race.

“We are committed and remain committed to make sure that every vote is counted,” Ms. Groh-Wargo said, adding that it could take until Tuesday to know the final certified vote results from canvassers.

Under Georgia law, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, then the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff election.

Ms. Groh-Wargo said Mrs. Abrams needs to cut into Mr. Kemp’s lead by fewer than 16,000 votes to force a runoff.

She said the campaign remains concerns that Mr. Kemp will be overseeing the process as secretary of state, saying it raises conflict of interest concerns that could have been avoided if he stepped down from his post.

“Overall we feel the onus is on our campaign to fight for fairness,” she said.

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