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Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Nov. 14, 2018 12:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 11:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia

Nov. 12, 2018 6:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. Should his narrow lead hold over Democrat Stacey Abrams and send him to the governor's mansion, Kemp would face lingering...

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

Nov. 12, 2018 12:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and...

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

Nov. 11, 2018 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House. As in other states, Democrats in Florida and...

Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

Nov. 9, 2018 9:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he's already resigned as secretary...

The Latest: Judge orders county to accept late ballots

Nov. 9, 2018 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the race for governor in Georgia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A judge in Dougherty County has ordered the county to accept absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday. The ruling was a result of a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party of Georgia. Abrams...

Georgia's Kemp says he's governor-elect, Abrams fights on

Nov. 8, 2018 11:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, removing himself from the ongoing count of the governor's election he says he's already won. Kemp made his announcement in the governor's office of the Georgia Capitol, standing beside the man he plans to replace in...

The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

Nov. 8, 2018 5:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Stacey Abrams' campaign says it will continue to fight to get all outstanding votes counted in the Georgia governor's race and won't accept former Secretary of State Brian Kemp's declaration of victory. At a news...

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams faces balancing act on race

Nov. 1, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous black women...