Atlanta, GA (CBS46) Republican Brian Kemp is already beginning to plan his transition to the governor’s office, as representatives of Democrat Stacey Abrams are calling Kemp’s victory claim premature.
CBS46 News has learned Kemp will meet with outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday. Deal issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Kemp on his victory.
In a media call Wednesday night, Abrams’ campaign manager told CBS46 that staffers believe there are still enough absentee and provisional votes still to be counted in Democratic strongholds that could get Abrams to a runoff or at least a recount.
The Abrams campaign also announced Wednesday the launch of a "provisional ballot chase program." They’re buying advertising time on African-American and Latino radio stations to get voters to call the Democratic Party of Georgia's voter protection hotline.
Abrams’ campaign leaders repeated their call for Brian Kemp to step down in his role as Secretary of State. They want a nonpartisan bureaucrat to take over certifying the elections. The Abrams campaign manager also said litigation teams are hard at work exploring options.
Here are some important dates, according to Secretary of State Kemp's office.
Counties have until Friday, Nov. 9 to verify provisional ballots.
They have until Tuesday, Nov. 13 to certify their results.
The Secretary of state's office will certify the final results no later than Wednesday Nov. 14.
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