Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic Party’s official response to President Trump’s State of the Union address, confirmed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday.
The February 5th event was delayed one-week to accommodate the partial government shutdown, with Pelosi extending her second invitation to President Trump to speak before a joint session of Congress.
“It is my great honor to accept,” Trump said in a letter to Pelosi. “We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!”
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ABRAMS CLAIM: Stacey Abrams Says She Was Nearly Blocked from Voting in Georgia Election
Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams claimed she was nearly blocked from voting this week; doubling-down on her previous comments that “voter suppression” led to an “unfair” midterm election.
Abrams was speaking with NPR when she stated an Election Day staffer attempted to stop her from casting her ballot; saying “The day I voted, I had to correct the poll worker who said I had filed for an absentee ballot.”
“I did it quietly. I didn’t turn it into a major conversation because, for me, it was about getting through the process,” she added. “But it was also emblematic to me of the privilege that I have.”
“I know the law … There are thousands, millions in Georgia who do not know what their rights are and therefore do not know that they shouldn’t have to wait in four-hour lines in the rain with their children. They shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will lose their jobs in order to exercise their democratic right to vote for their leader,” said Abrams
Read the full interview here.
LAST DITCH EFFORT: Stacey Abrams Prepares ‘UNPRECEDENTED MOVE’ to Force SECOND VOTE
Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams is preparing to launch an “unprecedented challenge” as the state prepares to certify the victory of Republican Brian Kemp; a move that could prompt the courts to demand a second round of voting.
According to the Associated Press, “Stacey Abrams’ campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.”
Abrams’ campaign staffers claim the candidate hasn’t made a final decision on whether to proceed should state officials finalize Kemp’s victory.
At least three dozen lawyers are crafting the proposal that claims “misconduct, fraud, or irregularities” exist that are “sufficient to change or place in doubt the results.”
The Kemp campaign blasted Abrams potential legal fight this week; calling the move a “publicity stunt” and a “ridiculous temper tantrum.”
Read the full report at the Associated Press.