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Kemp Defeats Trump Pick Perdue in Georgia GOP Governor Race

  • Governor will face Stacey Abrams in November’s elections
  • Win bolsters his position that 2020 election results were fair
Brian Kemp
Brian KempSource: Bloomberg
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Governor Brian Kemp won Georgia’s Republican primary, dealing a blow to former President Donald Trump, who incessantly criticized the incumbent for refusing to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

Trump’s hand-picked choice, former US Senator David Perdue, was defeated by Kemp in Tuesday’s election, according to the Associated Press. With about a third of the votes counted, Kemp had 73% of the votes while Perdue had 22.4%, according to the AP.