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Brian Kemp leads Stacey Abrams in Gubernatorial race

Photo: MGN Online & Office Of US Senator David Perdue

Republican candidate Brian Kemp is leading in votes in the race against Stacey Abrams to become Georgia Governor.

Kemp, the Secretary of State, would replace longtime Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in office if vote totals hold. He was backed by President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence in the days leading up to Election Day.

Kemp has with 50.63 percent of the vote with 1,952,646 votes cast for him, compared to Abrams' 1,867,479 according to the Secretary of State website.

Abrams is vying to become the country's first black female governor.

If neither candidate gets over 50 percent, a runoff will occur in December.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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