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Tallahassee NAACP president reacts to GA democratic primary

Stacey Abrams wins GA democratic primary
Stacey Abrams wins GA democratic primary
Posted at 5:30 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:02:12-04

GEORGIA (WTXL) - Stacey Abrams’ name will be added to the walls of history after claiming a spot on the upcoming Georgian Gubernatorial ballot. 

With more than 75 percent of the votes, the 44-year-old politician secured her title as the first African-American woman to represent a major political party in a gubernatorial election.

If she wins the November election, she would also earn the title of Georgia’s first female governor.

"Her nomination is really going to be something that we all look to for encouragement," said Delaitre Hollinger, President of Tallahassee Chapter NAACP. "Something that we all look to for inspiration in all circles and I think that it certainly will be something that young people can be inspired by, something that young women can be inspired by."

​It’s also notable to mention that nine presidents were elected to their terms immediately following service to their states as governor.

Abrams' victory at the polls is in tandem with that of three other Democratic women in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas.

In her acceptance speech, Abrams said “we’re born for such a time as this.”