With her second race for the Georgia governor’s mansion less than 100 days from being decided, Democrat Stacey Abrams doubled down on her refusal to concede her 2018 election loss.
Interviewed by Yahoo News, the media darling called the state’s election system “broken.” She said she acknowledged her loss to Republican Brian Kemp but will not concede that the system worked properly.
“Working properly” is left speak for Democrats getting their desired outcome. Note that neither the Supreme Court nor the Electoral College are now working properly since they have thwarted Democratic ambitions.
Saying that Georgians were denied the right to vote, Abrams noted the ridicule she received from critics over her stance. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger drew comparisons between her words and those of former President Donald Trump following the 2020 national election.
Raffensperger told Atlanta media that Abrams’ “three-year ‘stolen election’ campaign” is just a publicity stunt to keep her in the news.
Abrams strongly rejected the comparison and called it “deeply concerning” that a state official did not see it her way. She went straight back to what she said is the “truth” about the state’s electoral system.
— Charlie Davis (@CharlesPDavis) August 8, 2022
A system, for the record, that has produced record voter turnouts since. Nevermind that voter suppression is a demonstrable myth that was rebutted by this year’s primary balloting.
That’s not enough for Abrams, who said the difference between her reaction and that of the former president is “stark.” She also said she recognized the new governor was Brian Kemp.
The candidate, who had attracted major attention and support from outside of Georgia, said that she endured a wide range of emotions after the loss. Crossing from sadness to anger and then to action, Abrams set out to change Georgia’s voting system.
A group she founded, Fair Fight Action, has a case in court challenging the constitutionality of the state’s election system that should reach a verdict soon.
A six-week trial ended last month and a result is expected within weeks. It could possibly be in time, depending on the outcome, to affect the November race between Abrams and Kemp.