(National Sentinel)Â Violation: Though GOP gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has received more than 50 percent of the vote in his election victory this week, his Democratic challenger Stacy Abrams isn’t prepared to concede.
As such, reports claim she may have attempted to run an illegal campaign ad that called for a runoff election even though under state law, one is not required.
AsÂ The Daily Caller reports:
Abrams and the Democratic Party attempted to buy a $250,000 advertisement on Atlanta-based WSB-TV in order to promote a gubernatorial runoff despite her Republican challenger, Secretary of StateÂ Brian Kemp, winning overÂ 50 percentÂ of the vote. In the state of Georgia, a runoff is only triggered if neither candidate reaches at least half of the total votes.
The ad request, which was reportedly approved byÂ AbramsÂ and would have been paid for through her campaign funds, may have violated campaign finance laws since a runoff election has not been declared and is thereby not a sanctioned election.
â€œStacey Abramsâ€™ ambitions of getting a TV talk show or running for office again as an aggrieved member of our victim culture are leading her to make reckless and illegal decisions,â€ said John Watson, chairman of the Georgia GOP.
â€œHer actions are harmful to Georgians who want to come together and work for the future. She is putting herself above the will of Georgians and is damaging to our state,” he added.
Abrams’ campaign, meanwhile, argued thatÂ at some point there will be enough Democratic votes to trigger a runoff so the campaign ad will then be appropriate (what doÂ they know that the man in charge of elections in Georgia doesn’t know?).
â€œThe Abrams for Governor campaign has promised the people of Georgia that we will fight to ensure that every vote is counted, and we will uphold that promise,â€ the campaign said in a statement. â€œWe believe that this race will head into a runoff and we are ready to engage with voters about Abramâ€™s bold vision for our state the moment a runoff is declared.â€
WSB-TVÂ rejected the ad request, by the way, explaining that the station â€œis not accepting any political ads until the vote is certified by the state and runoffs are official.â€
What is it about Democrats that make them biologically incapable of accepting defeat?
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