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Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams campaign buying runoff ads – just in case

Posted at 1:37 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 14:37:36-05

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign for Georgia governor has reserved television advertising time and started sending vote-by-mail information to its supporters in the event she forces a Dec. 4 runoff with Republican Brian Kemp.

Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s midterm election show Kemp with 50.3 percent of the vote. That’s a lead that would make him the victor without a runoff.

But Abrams’ campaign believes there could be enough uncounted votes to bring Kemp below the majority threshold and trigger a second round of voting.

Abrams’ voter turnout strategy depended heavily on absentee and early voting, and her campaign manager Laruen Groh-Wargo said there is