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Stacey Abrams Reveals She’ll Run Again After Losing to Republican Brian Kemp

It is out that Stacey Abrams is not done yet.

The Georgia Democrat on Tuesday said that she will run for political office again after slightly losing the race to become the state’s first black governor.

Abrams said “Yes, I will run again,” at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference. “Now, if you could all move to Georgia.”

Abrams, a past leader of the Georgia House, lost by less than 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp, who was serving as Georgia’s secretary of state, making him the state’s election overseer while running for governor. She declined to concede the race, instead admitting her loss to Kemp last month after thrashing what she described widespread voter suppression efforts.

Abrams said on Tuesday “Words matter. For me, concession, there’s a legal and moral nature to conceding, “It means you accept that something is right, that it is just, that it is proper. What happened was not just.”

The state saw several difficulties for voters both before and on Election Day, plus people being denied ballots and being turned away from the polls, along with efforts by Kemp to put about 53,000 voter registration applications on hold because of a controversial “exact match” law that unevenly affected African-Americans.

“More than a million citizens found their names stripped from the rolls by the secretary of state, including a 92-year-old civil rights activist,” Abrams disclosed at the time, mentioning that “democracy failed Georgia.”

Kemp will resume office in January to serve a four-year term.

While on her speech on Tuesday, Abrams described her effort as “extraordinarily successful” in spite of the loss but once again slammed a “miasma” of voter suppression efforts.

“That anyone had their vote tarnished or restricted or narrowed is wrong,” said Abrams, who is supporting a federal lawsuit that would force Georgia to transform how it runs elections. “This isn’t a partisan issue. This is a people issue. This is a democracy issue.”

Abrams didn’t state what office she intends to run for but didn’t deny another bid for governor.

She said “Being in office is an effective way to get better done, “I haven’t quite decided, because I try not to make decisions out of anger too often. I want to make sure what I run for next is the right job not just because it has a good title, but because the mission matches my skills and matches the moment.

“So, stay tuned.”

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