A federal judge has given Georgia’s Democratic candidate for governor new hope by ordering election officials to review provisional ballots that could get her close to her Republican opponent.
Republican Brian Kemp is leading Democrat Stacey Abrams by almost 60,000 votes, and county election officials are expected to finalize their results on Tuesday. Kemp is up by about 1.5 percentage points, and has just over 50 percent of the total vote, enough to win the election outright.
But late Monday, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered officials to review about 27,000 provisional ballots, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Those ballots allowed votes to be cast by people whose registration or identification couldn’t be confirmed.
If Abrams were to pick up about 19,000 of those votes, she’d be close enough to Kemp to force a recount. And if she can win about 22,000 votes, she would force a runoff election.
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