Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams continued her full-fledged ‘delusion’ tour this week; telling supporters that she actually “won” her 2018 race by using “identity politics.”
Abrams was speaking at the Center for American Progress’s Ideas Conference when she urged Democrats to embrace “Identity politics” as a blueprint for future victories across the country.
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“The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the past 10 years and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the voices coming into progress,” Abrams said. “I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are and exactly how we won.”
Abrams is not alone. A handful of top Democrats -including Hillary Clinton, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and others- have maintained the Georgia race was “rigged” against the Democratic candidate using “voter suppression.”
Rapidly fading Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke praised failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on The View weeks ago; touting her “grace” after the Republican Party “rigged” her 2018 election.
“The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State, perhaps rigging in part that election…is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken,” said Beto.
.@BetoORourke on @staceyabrams' defeat in GA: The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State, perhaps rigging in part that election…is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken. pic.twitter.com/JHKEnJ0nRd
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“Let’s say this loud and clear — without voter suppression, @StaceyAbrams would be the governor of Georgia, @AndrewGillum is the governor of Florida. So the truth is we need a new Voting Rights Act,” said Sen. Harris weeks ago.
“Massive voter suppression prevented Stacey Abrams from becoming the rightful Governor of Georgia. They’ll fight anyone who tries to stand up and push back. They’ll do whatever it takes to stop a full and fair count because they know that there’s more that unites us than divides us,” added Sen. Warren.
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