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The Democratic Party of Georgia tried purchasing airtime on Friday to run campaign ads on a local Atlanta channel on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Abrams and the Democratic Party attempted to buy a $250,000 advertisement on Atlanta-based WSB-TV in order to promote a gubernatorial runoff despite her Republican challenger, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, winning over 50 percent of the vote. In the state of Georgia, a runoff is only triggered if neither candidate reaches at least half of the total votes.

The ad request, which was reportedly approved by Abrams and would have been paid for through her campaign funds, may have violated campaign finance laws since a runoff election has not been declared and is thereby not a sanctioned election.

“Stacey Abrams’ ambitions of getting a TV talk show or running for office again as an aggrieved member of our victim culture are leading her to make reckless and illegal decisions,” said John Watson, chairman of the Georgia GOP. “Her actions are harmful to Georgians who want to come together and work for the future. She is putting herself above the will of Georgians and is damaging to our state.”

Abrams’ campaign argued that they believe there will be enough votes to ultimately trigger a runoff.

“The Abrams for Governor campaign has promised the people of Georgia that we will fight to ensure that every vote is counted, and we will uphold that promise,” Abrams’ campaign said in a statement. “We believe that this race will head into a runoff and we are ready to engage with voters about Abram’s bold vision for our state the moment a runoff is declared.”

“Brian Kemp may have tried to coronate himself after overseeing his own election,” the statement continued. “Georgia voters are going to insist that their voices be heard.”

WSB-TV rejected the ad request, stating that the station “is not accepting any political ads until the vote is certified by the state and runoffs are official.”

Watson commended the decision.

“WSB-TV made the right decision to honor the law and the facts of this election and reject the Abrams run-off ad,” said Watson. “There is no run-off election for Governor, and after every vote is counted, there will not be one. Abrams should concede immediately.”

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13 Comments

  1. Smokey

    November 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    This BS has to stop! We have her getting a “court ruling” from her sister, trying to illegally run run-off ads so she can say “see, the people want it,” Snipes “finding” ballots and who knows what else!

  2. abolishliberalism

    November 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    another liberal idiot… go home Abrams, your as dumb as they come!

  3. Joanie

    November 12, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Please just go away loser

  4. Carolyn

    November 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I am sick of these poor losers. They use the race and gender card to try and change the results. it’s time to grow up!

  5. Bette Cox

    November 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    True to form. Win at all cost..lying, cheating at nausea-um.

  6. Leslie Stevenson

    November 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Go on a diet you Commie mouth piece.Your and the Demorats are so corrupt and decisive that you should all be thrown out of this country. Cheating bastards all of you.

  7. ELINOR ANN DEMENDONCA

    November 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Stacy, get a room at Hillary’s. She bought a mansion next door to Bill’s – She’d allow you to spend the quarter of a million dollars any way your heart desires. Thank our dear Lord you did not get to ruin the great state of Georgia. Please do not start playing the Race Card. You were not elected because people heard you speak and you are just not bright enough to run a State Government. Your opponent WON with OVER 50% of vote. By Law he won !

  8. fred h smith

    November 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    and I still believe in the TOOTH FAIRY AND SANTA CLAUS

  9. Joe

    November 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    This shit is why she shouldn’t be governor nothing but a thief

  10. FAST EDDIE

    November 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    DUMB DA DUMB DUMB

  11. N

    November 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Get off the corrupted to the core Godless NAZI Demoncrat Communist plantation treasonous party of Satan (RINOs too!!! You know who you are) and on the Trump train to success! MAGA!

  12. daz

    November 13, 2018 at 1:49 am

    It f—ing gets me all these scum politicians always telling people how hard they work 24/7 365 days a year and they wouldn’t wish it on anyone yet they fight tooth and nail to get in and even fight harder to stay there, they know once they get in its all smooth sailing to money forever and never work hard again, I remember politicians in Australia telling taxpayers if you pay peanuts you get monkeys what a load of BULLSHIT that’s how they treat us.

  13. ON THE ROCK

    November 13, 2018 at 5:05 am

    HEY WAIT! WE DEMOCRATS STILL HAVE A LOT OF BLANK VOTER BALLOTS TO FILL OUT!!

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