Georgia's GOP primary could see the end of the Perdue-Kemp duel

Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primaries Tuesday could end the battle between Georgia Governor.

Georgia's GOP primary could see the end of the Perdue-Kemp duel

Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primaries Tuesday could end the battle between Georgia Governor. After running unopposed, Stacey Abrams was elected the Democratic Party nominee. Brian Kemp defeated former U.S. Senator David Perdue.

During weeks of early in person voting, more than 850,000 Georgians cast their ballots. New election rules passed by the Republican-controlled legislature last year made mail-in absentee ballots and ballot drop boxes -- forms of voting that were popular during the 2020 elections amid the coronavirus pandemic -- a less attractive option, and they nosedived this year.

There are three other Republican candidates in the race. It is possible that Perdue or Kemp will not win a majority. This would require a runoff on June 21. This scenario could result in the winner having to pay nothing. The polling shows Kemp has been growing his lead over the past weeks, increasing the possibility that the nomination could settle Tuesday.

Abrams will wait for the winner of a November contest, which is expected to be the most expensive and prominent in the country. In 2018, she narrowly lost to Kemp for the governorship, but she became a prominent national Democratic voice and voting rights activist.

"Four years ago I warned of the failure that Kemp would be. "And four years later, I am going to prove that he was not the right choice for Georgia," Abrams stated Tuesday.

Trump personally invited Perdue to run for the election as a retribution to Kemp's refusal to support his effort to reverse his 2020 loss in Georgia. Perdue accepted Trump's election lies and opened two debates between candidates, claiming that the 2020 balloting had been "rigged" and stolen. After multiple review, election officials did not find any evidence of fraud.

Trump held an in-person rally to support Perdue. He also sent $3 million to two political actions committees to help pay for ads targeting Kemp on election issues. Trump continued to fire at the incumbent with his constant stream of rhetorical attacks. Trump has not been to Georgia since March and Perdue's ads were absent from Georgian television stations during the critical early-voting period.

Perdue shot back at Abrams' comments Saturday at a Democratic dinner on his final day of campaigning. Abrams stated, "I'm tired of hearing about Georgia being the best place in the nation to do business when in reality we are the worst place to live." Abrams said that Georgia's poor rankings in maternal mortality and mental health access are indicators that it is not No. 1. The best place to live is "The 1 Place."

Perdue stated Monday that she is demeaning her race when it comes down to that in an interview with John Fredericks, conservative radio host, and Peter Navarro, former Trump adviser.

Abrams stated Tuesday that he had a sloppy delivery of a statement. "That is, Brian Kemp was a failed governor who doesn’t care about the people in Georgia." "I've listened to Republicans attack me for six months, but they have done nothing to address the challenges facing Georgia."