Republican Brian Kemp was officially elected governor over his opponent Stacey Abrams, with The Associated Press declaring Kemp’s victory on Sunday, nearly two weeks after the election.
Kemp’s run against Abrams was one of the nation’s tightest and most controversial and the votes cast on Election Day left the race too tight to call for days.
Georgia certified the state’s vote on Saturday, confirming Kemp led Abrams by 1.4 percentage points, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Abrams on Friday ended her campaign, saying she saw “no legal path forward” against Kemp because she lacked the votes necessary to force a runoff under state law.
Kemp had already declared victory and stepped down as Georgia’s secretary of state as he began his transition to the governor’s mansion.
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