Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018

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Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018

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  David Perdue and Brian Kemp (cropped).jpg Stacey Abrams 2012 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Brian Kemp Stacey Abrams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,978,408 1,923,685
Percentage 50.2% 48.8%

Georgia Governor Election Results 2018.svg
County Results

Governor before election

Nathan Deal
Republican

Elected Governor

Brian Kemp
Republican

The 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, concurrently with other statewide and local elections to elect the next Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal was term-limited and thus could not seek re-election to a third consecutive term.

The primary elections were held on May 22, 2018, and a primary runoff was held on July 24, 2018, between Republican candidates Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp, with Kemp winning the runoff election. The Democratic nominee was Stacey Abrams, the Republican nominee was Brian Kemp, and the Libertarian nominee was Ted Metz.

If no candidate had gained a simple majority of the votes, a runoff election between the top two candidates would have been held four weeks later on December 4, 2018.[1]

On November 7, Kemp declared victory over Abrams with 50.3% of the vote versus her 48.7%, while Libertarian Ted Metz trailed behind both with 0.9%. The following morning, Kemp resigned as Secretary of State.[2] As of November 15th, Abrams has refused to concede.[3] On November 13, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May ruled that Gwinnett County violated the Civil Rights Act in its rejection of absentee ballots after U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg ruled the previous day that the votes must be counted and preserved.[4] On November 16th, every county certified their votes with Kemp leading by at most 55,000 votes.[5] Shortly after, Abrams stated that she could not win the election.[6]

On November 16, Abrams ended her campaign, acknowledging Kemp would be elected the next governor of Georgia, thus ending the race.[7]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in runoff[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Casey Cagle
Governors
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State Senators
State Representatives
Individuals
Organizations
Hunter Hill
U.S. Senators
State Representatives
U.S. Reps
Clay Tippins
State Representatives
Michael Williams
Individuals

First round[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Casey
Cagle
Hunter
Hill
Brian
Kemp
Clay
Tippins
Michael
Williams
Other Undecided
Opinion Savvy May 15–16, 2018 515 ± 4.3% 31% 14% 20% 12% 5% 4% 15%
SurveyUSA May 10–15, 2018 558 ± 5.1% 35% 10% 17% 8% 3% 27%
University of Georgia April 19–26, 2018 507 ± 4.4% 41% 9% 10% 4% 3% 1%[45] 33%
Meeting Street Research (R-Citizens for Georgia’s Future) March 1 and 3–4, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 38% 10% 10% 3% 2% 3%[46] 35%
Clarion Research (R-Hill) March 2–3, 2018 547 ± 4.5% 48% 21% 15% 8% 7%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 27% 11% 13% 12% 5% 1%[47] 31%
Meeting Street Research (R-Citizens for Georgia’s Future) February 6–7, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 31% 7% 12% 5% 2% 3% 40%
The Wickers Group (R-Kemp) October 21–24, 2017 400 ± 4.5% 34% 1% 13% 0% 1% 48%
Landmark/Rosetta Stone October 16–17, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 35% 9% 7% 1% 4% 44%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Cagle) September 28 – October 1, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 41% 4% 12% 2% 3% 39%

Results[edit]

Initial primary results by county:
  Cagle—50–60%
  Cagle—40–50%
  Cagle—<40%
  Kemp—<40%
  Kemp—40–50%
  Hill—<40%
  Tie
Republican primary results[48][49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Casey Cagle 236,987 38.95
Republican Brian Kemp 155,189 25.51
Republican Hunter Hill 111,464 18.32
Republican Clay Tippins 74,182 12.19
Republican Michael Williams 29,619 4.87
Republican Eddie Hayes 939 0.15
Total votes 608,380 100

Runoff[edit]

Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp advanced to a runoff on July 24 since neither candidate amassed over 50% of the vote in the May 22 primary. [50] On July 18, President Trump tweeted his support for Kemp, and Vice President Pence traveled to Georgia to campaign with him on July 20.[51]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Casey
Cagle
Brian
Kemp
Undecided
Trafalgar Group (R) July 21–22, 2018 1,177 ± 2.7% 41% 59% 0%
SurveyUSA July 15–19, 2018 688 ± 4.7% 34% 40% 26%
Opinion Savvy July 17–18, 2018 466 ± 4.5% 37% 55% 8%
University of Georgia July 5–12, 2018 769 ± 3.5% 41% 44% 15%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Kemp) June 26–28, 2018 500 ± 4.0% 45% 45%
Cygnal June 26–27, 2018 812 ± 3.4% 44% 43% 14%
Rosetta Stone June 7, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 48% 41% 12%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Cagle) May 29–31, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 52% 42% 5%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Kemp) May 29–31, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 46% 45% 9%

Debates[edit]

Results[edit]

Brian Kemp easily won the runoff by nearly 40 points despite the latest polls having him up by no more than 18. Cagle won only two counties, Monroe and Stephens.[52]

Republican primary runoff results[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Kemp 408,595 69.45
Republican Casey Cagle 179,712 30.55
Total votes 588,307 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Stacey Abrams
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Websites and newspapers
Stacey Evans
Federal politicians
Statewide Politicians
State Legislators
Local politicians

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stacey
Abrams
Stacey
Evans
Undecided
Opinion Savvy May 15–16, 2018 522 ± 4.3% 58% 19% 23%
SurveyUSA May 10–15, 2018 475 ± 6.2% 43% 24% 33%
20/20 Insight (D-Evans) May 9–15, 2018 433 ± 5.4% 42% 34% 25%
University of Georgia April 12–18, 2018 473 ± 4.5% 33% 15% 52%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 29% 17% 54%

Results[edit]

Primary results by county:
  Abrams—80–90%
  Abrams—70–80%
  Abrams—60–70%
  Abrams—50–60%
  Evans—50–60%
  Evans—60–70%
Democratic primary results[109]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stacey Abrams 424,305 76.44
Democratic Stacey Evans 130,784 23.56
Total votes 555,089 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

  • Complete video of debate, October 23, 2018
  • Debate scheduled for November 4, 2018, was canceled when Kemp pulled out of the schedule in order to attend a rally for President Donald Trump. The Kemp campaign sent multiple other dates but the Abrams campaign declined due to a full schedule. [113]

The Georgia Secretary of State has accused the Democratic Party of hacking into the state’s voter database.[114]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[115] Tossup October 26, 2018
The Washington Post[116] Tossup October 16, 2018
FiveThirtyEight[117] Tossup October 26, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[118] Tilt R October 12, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[119] Tossup October 25, 2018
RealClearPolitics[120] Tossup October 26, 2018
Daily Kos[121] Tossup October 26, 2018
Fox News[122][a] Tossup October 26, 2018
Politico[123] Tossup October 26, 2018
Governing[124] Tossup October 22, 2018
Notes
  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for Safe/Solid races

Endorsements[edit]

Stacey Abrams (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Websites and newspapers
Brian Kemp (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
U.S Representatives
State politicians
Organizations
Individuals
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Kemp (R)
Stacey
Abrams (D)
Ted
Metz (L)
Other Undecided
The Trafalgar Group (R) October 30 – November 3, 2018 2,171 ± 2.1% 52% 40% 4% 4%
20/20 Insight (D-Southern Majority) October 31 – November 2, 2018 614 ± 4.0% 46% 50% 1% 3%
Emerson College October 29–31, 2018 724 ± 3.7% 49% 47% 1% 2%
Cygnal (R) October 27–30, 2018 504 ± 4.4% 49% 47% 4% 0%
University of Georgia October 21–30, 2018 1,091 ± 3.0% 47% 47% 2% 5%
Opinion Savvy October 28–29, 2018 623 ± 3.9% 47% 48% 2% 3%
Opinion Savvy October 21–22, 2018 824 ± 3.4% 48% 48% 1% 3%
Marist College October 14–18, 2018 554 LV ± 4.8% 46% 45% 4% <1% 4%
49% 47% 1% 4%
864 RV ± 3.8% 44% 46% 4% <1% 6%
47% 47% 1% 5%
Ipsos October 4–11, 2018 1,088 ± 3.4% 47% 46% 2% 1% 4%
University of Georgia September 30 – October 9, 2018 1,232 ± 2.8% 48% 46% 2% 4%
SurveyUSA October 3–8, 2018 655 ± 4.9% 47% 45% 2% 6%
Public Policy Polling (D-Georgia Engaged) October 5–6, 2018 729 ± 3.0% 46% 46% 7%
Landmark Communications October 1, 2018 964 ± 3.2% 48% 46% 2% 3%
SurveyMonkey September 9–24, 2018 1,955 ± 3.0% 43% 43% 14%
Garin-Hart-Yang (D-Abrams) September 17–20, 2018 603 ± 4.1% 42% 48% 3% 7%
University of Georgia August 26 – September 4, 2018 1,020 ± 3.1% 45% 45% 2% 8%
Gravis Marketing July 27–29, 2018 650 ± 3.8% 44% 46% 10%
SurveyUSA July 15–19, 2018 1,199 ± 4.3% 46% 44% 10%
Garin-Hart-Yang (D-Abrams) May 23–25, 2018 601 ± 4.0% 40% 49%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 37% 40% 23%

Results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018[226]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Kemp 1,978,408 50.22
Democratic Stacey Abrams 1,923,685 48.83
Libertarian Ted Metz 37,235 0.95
Total votes 3,939,328 100.00
Republican hold

Controversies[edit]

Kemp retained his office as Georgia Secretary of State throughout the campaign, leading to allegations of a conflict of interest for overseeing an election in which Kemp himself is a candidate. During the campaign, he was called upon by former President Jimmy Carter,[227] as well as the Georgia chapter of the NAACP and Common Cause organizations, to resign. Kemp refused.[228] Kemp did not formally relinquish his office until November 8, two days after the election, having claimed victory. On November 16, Abrams announced that she was ending her campaign. She emphasized that her statement was not a concession, because "concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper", but acknowledged that she could not close the gap with Kemp to force a runoff.[7] In addition, her campaign filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia and created an organization called Fair Fight Georgia.

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  130. ^ Stacey Abrams. "Today, @HillaryClinton endorsed our people-powered campaign to move Georgia forward. Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for your support and for helping us get out the vote before Tuesday's election. United, we will win tomorrow – and turn Georgia blue in November". Twitter.
  131. ^ Stacey Abrams. ".@AmbAndrewYoung: "We are Believers…and the souls gathered here will work hard every day to make Stacey's vision real and GA better for all of us."". Twitter.
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  133. ^ Hank Johnson. "Great to see .@staceyabrams @GoIUPAT District Council 77 in Decatur this weekend. She's inspiring & will be an outstanding governor. #StaceyAbrams #DekalbDems #NewtonDems #GwinnettDems #RockdaleDems". Twitter.
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  137. ^ Tom Perriello. "GA-Gov race = test case on whether some white Christians are rejecting Trump's GOP. Unifier @staceyabrams speaks powerfully of her faith vs Kemp who embraces unChristian rhetoric of hate and division. Recent shifts at Southern Baptist Covention may prove prophetic". Twitter.
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  141. ^ Seth Moulton. "I am proud to endorse a new group of @serve_america candidates who will put public service before personal gain. They are ready to bring a new generation of leadership to Washington and to state capitals across the country! I hope you will join me in supporting their campaigns". Twitter.
  142. ^ Grace Meng. "Loved visiting Georgia and especially loved to see this level of inclusiveness at the @GeorgiaDemocrat Y'all Means All canvass celebration! We're getting out the vote for incredible democratic candidates like @staceyabrams and we're not leaving any voter out". Twitter.
  143. ^ Jason Carter. "Congratulations to @staceyabrams --I'm excited to work for you and vote for you, and call you my Governor!". Twitter.
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  147. ^ Ayanna Pressley. "You can't poll transformation but you can feel the ground shifting beneath our feet. Georgia, I can't wait to call @staceyabrams your Governor". Twitter.
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  149. ^ Joshua DuBois. "The type of leader Georgia needs. @staceyabrams". Twitter.
  150. ^ Justin Fairfax. "Georgia is going BLUE in 2018! @TerryMcAuliffe & I headlined an event for dear friend & the next Governor of Georgia @staceyabrams! #TeamAbrams #WeRiseTogether". Twitter.
  151. ^ John Hickenlooper. "Fired up for @staceyabrams! #gapol". Twitter.
  152. ^ Tish James. "And the next Governor of Georgia, @staceyabrams". Twitter.
  153. ^ John Legend. "I'm proud to be in Atlanta to support @StaceyAbrams in her race for Governor of Georgia". Twitter.
  154. ^ Terry McAuliffe. "In @staceyabrams and @SarahRiggsAmico you have two entrepreneurs who know growing small businesses are central to a thriving economy". Twitter.
  155. ^ Martin O'Malley. "Hey, @staceyabrams, Dekalb County has a message for you". Twitter.
  156. ^ Tom Perez. "No matter who wins tonight's GOP #gagov runoff, Georgia voters know that there's only one candidate on the ballot who is going to fight for them and her name is @staceyabrams. #ElectBlackWomen". Twitter.
  157. ^ Holland Taylor. "I am so thrilled by Stacey Abrams' climb to a high level where we can all see her, welcome her, & cheer her on from wherever we are! Georgia-- how exciting to have a new extraordinary leader in your midst!". Twitter.
  158. ^ Jussie Smollett. "Georgia folks, I'm here to tell y'all, @staceyabrams is worth your vote. Don't make excuses in November". Twitter.
  159. ^ Kenny Leon. "@staceyabrams for Ga Governor!! I'm in NY working on @AmericanSonPlay for broadway but I have applied for my absentee ballot. No excuses..vote vote vote". Twitter.
  160. ^ Kara Swisher. "Look it's me and @hilaryr with the next Governor of Georgia @staceyabrams. You can listen to a podcast we did with her almost a year ago on Recode Decode". Twitter.
  161. ^ Kandi Burruss. "Yesterday was a great day around so many inspiring women coming together to help make history & change Georgia for the better!". Twitter.
  162. ^ Monica. "The energy, love & respect in the room yesterday was powerful !! @staceyabrams we support you !! You can see the joy in our faces! Change is coming ..." Twitter.
  163. ^ Tara Strong. "#FightBack#VoteBlue. As usual, Republicans turn to cheating. Why? They're racist, misogynist cheaters. That's it. #JusticeForVoters vote @staceyabrams". Twitter.
  164. ^ Stacey Abrams. "As an Atlanta native, @officialkenan knows what's up: Elections are about choices, and the choice we face is crystal clear. Let's get it done and get out the (early) vote". Twitter.
  165. ^ Ludacris. "Let make a difference!!!". Twitter.
  166. ^ Team Abrams. "Join Will Ferrell in the field! Sign up to knock on doors this weekend and let's get it DONE for @staceyabrams". Twitter.
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  169. ^ Amy Poehler. "Click to support @staceyabrams". Twitter.
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  171. ^ Keri Hilson. "TODAY was all about voter-engagement!!! We rallied & energized the troops to canvas around town for @staceyabrams!!". Twitter.
  172. ^ Stacey Abrams. "BIG NEWS: @Oprah is on #TeamAbrams—and she's coming to Georgia on Thursday, 11/1, to help us Get Out The Vote!". Twitter.
  173. ^ Stacey Abrams. ".@TiffanyHaddish is on #TeamAbrams! I can—and will—do the job to expand access to affordable health care, job opportunities, and excellent public education to all 159 GA counties". Twitter.
  174. ^ Stacey Abrams. "Thank you, @Common, for helping us lead #SoulsToThePolls today". Twitter.
  175. ^ Team Abrams. ".@2chainz KNOWS those lines to vote early are long – he was out there earlier. Now, he's waiting for @staceyabrams and President @BarackObama to take the stage, but he needs YOU to stay in line!". Twitter.
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  181. ^ Mike Pence. "Secretary of State @BrianKempGA is a strong supporter of the #MAGA Agenda - jobs, public safety & 2nd amendment- and Brian Kemp will be a great Governor for Georgia! He has my full endorsement. Look forward to campaigning with him this Saturday in Macon! More details to come..." Twitter.
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