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The fight for voting rights continues in Georgia’s secretary of state election this week

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It’s been a little less than a month since the election and hardly two weeks since former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) refused to concede to her Republican opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

“[T]o watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in the state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling,” Abrams said last month. “So let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession. Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”

The speech — which was decidedly, as she said, not a concession — ended Abrams’ campaign to become the country’s first black woman governor. Now, she’s focused on another race, one much less high profile but arguably almost as important. Voters are set to return to the polls Tuesday to vote in the runoff election for secretary of state, the winner of which will replace Kemp.

Stacey Abrams won’t concede to Brian Kemp because his voter suppression was ‘truly appalling’


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