Stacey Abrams continued her full-fledged assault on the 2018 midterm elections this week; baselessly claiming Georgia’s new pro-life ‘heartbeat’ bill is a “direct result of voter suppression.”
“Bad policies like the forced pregnancy bill are a direct result of voter suppression. If leaders can silence Georgians’ voices at the ballot box, they can ignore Georgians’ voices when in office. We will fight back in court and at the voting booth,” tweeted Abrams.
Bad policies like the forced pregnancy bill are a direct result of voter suppression. If leaders can silence Georgians’ voices at the ballot box, they can ignore Georgians’ voices when in office. We will fight back in court and at the voting booth. #HB481 https://t.co/15iOJWaBUU
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 7, 2019
The failed gubernatorial candidate -alongside leading Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris -has routinely blamed her 2018 defeat on voter suppression and other external factors.
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.”