Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams may still wind up running for president. She also burned the Peach State’s flag in her youth.
Just a couple of things to keep in mind.
Now, still sore over her loss to Brian Kemp, Abrams is making some wild claims…
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said on Thursday evening that the “right to vote” does not exist in Georgia, where she claimed people have “the opportunity to possibly think about maybe being able to participate in the right to vote.”
Abrams, who refused to concede to Brian Kemp and has been declaring to various audiences in recent months that she “won” the 2018 election, told the Democratic National Committee’s African-American Leadership Council Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, that “we will never know what could have been” because polling places were closed and voter rolls were purged.
“When 1.4 million Georgians get purged in one person’s administration, including 800,000 because they didn’t use a voluntary right, when one county can forget to send out 4,700 absentee ballots, when another county can have a rate of rejection that exceeds almost 10 percent, you don’t have the right to vote in the state of Georgia,” Abrams said. “We have the opportunity to possibly think about maybe being able to participate in the right to vote in the state of Georgia. And what we found on that day in that election is that we don’t know the truth because there wasn’t a fair fight.”
On 2020, via CNN:
Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year.
Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she clarified: “Now 2020 is definitely on the table.”
A former Georgia state House minority leader, Abrams rose to national prominence last year during a closely fought gubernatorial bid that would have seen her become the first African American woman ever elected governor. She conceded the race amid significant controversy over the way the election was conducted — a process overseen by her opponent, now-Gov. Brian Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state at the time.
Earlier this year, Abrams delivered the Democrats’ official rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.