Former Georgian gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said her heart was “full” after Democratic candidate Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump to maintain a razor-sharp lead in the state in the counting of votes in the 2020 presidential election.
In an article in the social media on Friday morning, Abrams praised several Georgian nonprofit organizations, the local branch of the Democratic Party and the late Congressman John Lewis, saying that Biden was apparently willing to turn Georgia blue for the first time in almost three decades.
“Blame me for all omissions. My heart is full,” Abrams twittered this morning. “Georgia, let’s shout out those who were in the trenches and deserve the praise for the change.
The former candidate for governor and founder of Fair Fight, an organization that claims to fight for free and fair elections, was celebrated when new election data from her state, Biden, placed a tiny lead over Trump.
According to the election data compiled by the Associated Press, some 900 votes separate presidential candidates, with 99 percent of the estimated ballots having been counted so far.
A Democratic presidential candidate has not been supported in Georgia since Bill Clinton defeated George H. W. Bush in that state in 1992.
According to the current Associated Press election forecast, a victory for Biden in Georgia would be enough to bring him above the 270 votes needed to secure the presidency.
The news agency has called Arizona, which has 11 votes in the electoral college, for Biden. However, several other news agencies have not done so.
About 10 percent (about 280,000 votes) of the votes are still to be counted in the state, where 1.6 points lie between the former vice president and Trump.
According to the New York Times, which did not mention Arizona, Biden won 253 votes on the electoral college, compared to 214 votes on Trump. This means that if Biden were to secure the 16 votes on the electoral college in Georgia, he would still be missing one of 270 votes.
Meanwhile, President Trump has continued to make unsubstantiated claims that he won re-election if certain ballots that he called “illegal” are deducted from the national total.
“I easily win the United States presidency with LEGAL VOTES CAST,” Trump tweeted on Friday morning. “The OBSERVERS were in no way allowed to do their job, and therefore, votes cast during this period must be designated as ILLEGAL VOTES CAST.
Trump also called the late counting of ballots during a speech at the White House in the early hours of Wednesday morning “a fraud against the American people”.