"We are at least a pink state, if not a purple state," said Charles S. Bullock III, professor of political science at the University of Georgia, about the close involvement. "This includes the demographic change Democrats have been waiting for."
In the late 1990s, according to Professor Bullock, white Georgians had given about three quarters of the votes of the state. In 2016, this number dropped to 60 percent. And he said he would not be surprised if the white vote in this year's vote was even lower.
Although Ms. Abrams admitted Friday that she could not win, she did not admit it.
"After more than 200 years after the democratic experiment in Georgia, the state failed its constituents," said Abrams. Her voice alternated between fears, contempt, frustration and indignation when she argued that "eight years of systematic deprivation, disinvestment and incompetence are desired to affect the electoral process in Georgia. "
Even so, it was the closest race for Governor in Georgia since 1966. Ms. Abrams received 18,000 votes to force a runoff and about 55,000 votes in a poll that drew nearly four million votes.
"To put it bluntly, this is not a concession speech, because concession is to recognize an act is right, right or appropriate," said Abrams in the midst of a blistering attack on the documents of Mr. Kemp as the supreme electoral authority of the state and on the vote Process in Georgia. "As a woman of conscience and faith, I can not admit that."
When Abrams ended her campaign, she returned to a topic that had surfaced everywhere: Foreign Minister George's until Thursday after the election had used his position to suppress the vote and facilitate his way to West Germany's governor's mansion ,