As she conceded to Republican challenger and incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams compared her defeat in the Georgia gubernatorial race to the apostle Paul’s suffering during his missionary efforts while attempting to spread the Christian gospel.
Kemp was re-elected by a nearly 8-point margin after narrowly beating Abrams four years ago, dramatically outperforming his competitor even as other swing-state Republicans around the country fared poorly.
Abrams used the words of the apostle Paul to describe the persecution he endured in her surrender speech.
After losing the 2018 gubernatorial race, Abrams gained nationwide news for saying that the election was stolen from her due to supposed voter suppression, despite the fact that she never issued a formal concession to Kemp.
Despite the fact that she has later denied having disputed the election.
Abrams spent a significant portion of her second gubernatorial campaign canvassing votes in largely African American churches, where pastors emphasized her candidacy and policy program from the pulpit.
The outpouring of support from religious leaders occurred despite Abrams’ argument that easing abortion laws would help families cope with increased costs.
Republican Senate candidates Don Bolduc of New Hampshire and Mehmet Oz of Pennsylvania both lost high-profile elections on Tuesday.
In a call back to the 2020 election cycle, the Georgia contest between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican nominee Herschel Walker will go to a runoff.