Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams continued to re-hash her 2018 midterm defeat this week; once again claiming the Republican Party is attempting to “suppress the vote” heading into the general election.
“We know that they have been hard at work at suppressing the vote, at dismantling democracy. It’s our responsibility to not just wait to see what happens, but to actually fight back. We’re going to educate, staff, and fund voter protection teams that are ready to go long before we have a nominee,” said Abrams.
“We’re also going to make sure we’re ready for the tactics used in Georgia, North Dakota, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, and Michigan,” she added.
"It is our responsibility to not just wait to see what happens, but to actually fight back." -Stacey Abrams on preparing for 2020 pic.twitter.com/51PMm0aKZm
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 14, 2019
Rapidly fading Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand made similar statements last month; insisting that “voter suppression” denied Stacey Abrams her Georgia gubernatorial race.
“I have a very comprehensive approach about how to restore our voting rights. Because the truth is, we have Republican legislatures across this country that are trying to deny black people the right to vote,” said Gillibrand.
“Just look at what happened in Georgia? Look at what happened with Stacey Abrams? But for voter disenfranchisement, Stacey Abrams would be the Governor of Georgia,” she added.
"But for voter disenfranchisement, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis. pic.twitter.com/Vk5XWjMk5t
— The Hill (@thehill) July 26, 2019
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.
CORY’S COMPLAINT: Booker Blames Stacey Abrams’ Midterm Loss on ‘Rampant Voter Suppression’
Potential 2020 Democratic candidate Cory Booker offered another excuse for Stacey Abrams’ failed bid for Governor of Georgia Monday; claiming “rampant voter suppression” was behind her midterm defeat.
“Let me just say something about Stacey Abrams because she’s an old friend. She’s one of the most impressive people I’ve met in the last decade of politics. She’s an amazing person,” said Booker.
“It almost bothers me that—Beto, it’s great that he’s in the race, but I wish he wasn’t the only person that ran a great race in 2018 that’s talked about,” Booker continued. “Here’s an African American woman that but for I think rampant voter suppression going on in Georgia, she would be the candidate, somebody who had a national appeal. She should be talked about as a presidential candidate.”