Atlanta, November 7, 2018 — The Georgia Governor’s race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams has yet to be determined by 11:30 am EST.
Kemp has expressed confidence over his slight edge over Abrams. Abrams said she would not concede the race until all the ballots are counted based on a press release that was sent out early this morning.
Several other key races are still undecided in Georgia. Democrat Lucy McBath took a slim lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia’s 6th District, while U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall has a narrow lead over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux.
Two statewide races are heading for a runoff including the contest for Secretary of State seat between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow. A runoff is scheduled for Public Service Commision seat between Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller.
Shift of power from Republican to Democrat in Georgia’s Senate is forthcoming with former Democratic state Rep. Sally Harrell ousted Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody and Democrat Zahra Karinshak won the seat vacated by former Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer, R-Duluth, who lost a bid for lieutenant governor.
Democrats are also making inroads in the suburb counties including Gwinnett. Ben Ku defeated Lynette Howard in the Board of Commission District 2 race by a margin of 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent. Marlene Fosque defeats incumbent John Heard by a margin of 53.03 percent to 46.97 percent.
Democrats has been campaigning for a change in the leadership of Gwinnett’s Board of Commission for more diversity to reflect a growing minority population. Fosque is an African American and Ku is a grandson of Chinese immigrant.