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Democrats find 'thousands of new votes' in Georgia, claim they're 'closing the gap' for governor

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Georgia gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp debate during campaign, October 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by John Bazemore-Pool/Getty Images)

In the Georgia gubernatorial race, Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp is facing Democrat Stacey Abrams, and has held the lead in vote totals so far. But on Twitter on Saturday, Georgia's Democratic Party announced they had discovered "thousands of new *absentee*, *early*, and *Election Day* votes," which had not been counted, and that are narrowing the gap.

The latest official count has Kemp ahead by over a percentage point. Republicans have maintained that there were not enough ballots left to be counted for Abrams to overtake. Democrats have argued that Kemp as Secretary of State has tainted the election results, to little challenge from the media, and are saying that Republicans are lying about the number of votes left to be counted.

That tweet, from Abram's campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, was retweeted by the Georgia Democrats.

Kemp resigned as Georgia's Secretary of State on Thursday. Abrams has refused to concede.

In Florida, the Broward and Palm Beach County canvassing boards have been under intense scrutiny, and the state has officially gone to a recount, which is due by Thursday of this week. While the media is deeply offended that Republicans and Presiden Trump have suggested anything untoward could be happening in Florida, they have not had any criticism of Democrats in Georgia, who are accusing Republicans of trying to steal the election, of voter suppression, and more.

It is not clear if the votes for Abrams that have newly been discovered will tilt the result toward either recount or upset, or if there simply won't be enough to overturn the outcome.

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