From Secretary of State: Today Georgia Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden certified the election results of the November 6, 2018 General Election. In accordance with judicial orders and state law, counties have submitted their certified election results.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-499, after receipt of certified election results from all county election superintendents, the Secretary of State has tabulated, computed, canvassed, and certified the votes cast for all federal and state officers and questions voted for by voters of more than one county. Official results are now accessible on the Secretary of State’s Election Night Reporting website.
The official vote totals:
Brian Kemp: 50.22% or 1,978,408 votes
Stacey Abrams: 48.83% or 1,923,685 votes.
Ted Metz: 0.95% or 37,235 votes.
From the AJC: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy,” she said she will not continue to seek legal action against Kemp.
However, Abrams says she will file federal lawsuit to challenge ‘gross mismanagement’ of Georgia elections. Read more
Next up: Runoff on Dec. 4 for Secretary of State between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow; and Public Service Commission between Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller. There will also be a special election on Dec. 18 to fill the House District 14 seat vacated by Christian Coomer on Oct. 31 as he was sworn in as judge to the Georgia Court of Appeals.