Abrams campaign files federal lawsuit to make sure votes are counted in Georgia Governor's race
ATLANTA - Another lawsuit has been filed in Georgia's unsettled race for Governor.
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Stacey Abrams' campaign went to federal court Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications by one day until Wednesday. It also asks a judge to require that officials count any votes that were rejected improperly, specifically absentee and provisional ballots.
The lawsuit is naming Gwinnett and DeKalb counties as places where large numbers of rejected votes should be counted.
The lawsuit claims that an unknown number of votes cast by registered voters were not counted due to small errors including absentee voters writing the current date where they should have placed their birth date.
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The Abrams campaign also reports that many registered voters moved counties and re-registered to vote prior to election day. Then, on election day, those voters were told they were still registered with their prior county address. Because of that, those voters were asked to vote using a provisional ballot. However, those provisional ballots were then rejected because they were cast "out of county."
The lawsuit is asking the counties to count those provisional ballots in any races they may be eligible in.
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Additionally, the Abrams campaign is asking the deadline to certify election results to be extended so all counties can verify voting results.
FOX 5 reached out to Brian Kemp for comment. We did not receive a response.
The Kemp campaign previously said it's numerically impossible for Abrams to force a runoff by closing his margin of nearly 59,000 votes.