(National Sentinel) Violation: Though GOP gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has received more than 50 percent of the vote in his election victory this week, his Democratic challenger Stacy Abrams isn’t prepared to concede.
As such, reports claim she may have attempted to run an illegal campaign ad that called for a runoff election even though under state law, one is not required.
As The Daily Caller reports:
Abrams and the Democratic Party attempted to buy a $250,000 advertisement on Atlanta-based WSB-TV in order to promote a gubernatorial runoff despite her Republican challenger, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, winning over 50 percent of the vote. In the state of Georgia, a runoff is only triggered if neither candidate reaches at least half of the total votes.
The ad request, which was reportedly approved by Abrams and would have been paid for through her campaign funds, may have violated campaign finance laws since a runoff election has not been declared and is thereby not a sanctioned election.
“Stacey Abrams’ ambitions of getting a TV talk show or running for office again as an aggrieved member of our victim culture are leading her to make reckless and illegal decisions,” said John Watson, chairman of the Georgia GOP.
“Her actions are harmful to Georgians who want to come together and work for the future. She is putting herself above the will of Georgians and is damaging to our state,” he added.
Abrams’ campaign, meanwhile, argued that at some point there will be enough Democratic votes to trigger a runoff so the campaign ad will then be appropriate (what do they know that the man in charge of elections in Georgia doesn’t know?).
“The Abrams for Governor campaign has promised the people of Georgia that we will fight to ensure that every vote is counted, and we will uphold that promise,” the campaign said in a statement. “We believe that this race will head into a runoff and we are ready to engage with voters about Abram’s bold vision for our state the moment a runoff is declared.”
WSB-TV rejected the ad request, by the way, explaining that the station “is not accepting any political ads until the vote is certified by the state and runoffs are official.”
What is it about Democrats that make them biologically incapable of accepting defeat?
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