Georgians are heading to the polls today to vote on several statewide races. One of the most closely watched races is Stacey Abrams challenging Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. The Peach State has recorded high early voting turnout numbers, but Abrams’ team predicts even higher voter turnout at the polls.
“We are leveraging every asset of our organization to turn the vote out tomorrow, campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo explained during a Monday (Nov. 7) press call, according to The Hill, "It’s critically important folks turn out tomorrow. There is no lack of enthusiasm, there’s a lot of energy around voting and we expect to see very big turnout tomorrow.”
“We have a path to victory mathematically to pull off an outright win, to get a runoff or to be too close to call,” she added.
In 2018, when Abrams, 48, narrowly lost the gubernatorial election to Kemp, 59, she was relatively unknown outside of Georgia. Two years later, the HBCU grad became a household name as a titan for voting rights and was credited for helping swing Georgia’s Senate race to blue for the first time since 1992.
A win for Abrams would make her the first Black woman to serve as governor in U.S. history and would be a rebuff of conservative politics. However, a loss could mean a significant Republican stronghold in a battleground state that the GOP sees as key to winning the 2024 presidential election.
An InsiderAdvantage/FOX 5 poll has Gov. Brian Kemp at 50% with Stacey Abrams at 45%.
Another major Georgia race is for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Former NFL player Herschel Walker, the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate, is challenging Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. The InsiderAdvantage/FOX 5 poll has Walker at 49% and Warnock two points behind at 47%.