As Stacey Abrams hits the campaign trail for a second Georgia gubernatorial race, Republicans are scrambling to make her current run all the more than her previous race in 2015. 2018. According to Politico, Republicans are taking part in Abrams’ final speech following the 2018 presidential election.
At the time, Abrams made it clear that her speech was not a concession. Now, Republicans are comparing her stance to former President Donald Trump’s refusal to give in after his 2020 presidential election defeat to President Joe Biden. The point of their argument: “On respecting the will of the voters, the Democrats are being hypocrites.”
A Republican strategist in Georgia recently weighed in on that argument. “Democrats attack Trump and Republicans for believing in these conspiracies, believing in what they call the ‘Big Lie’.” But the original Big Lie proponent was Stacey Abrams,” said Brian Robinson. “She was ahead of her time, because she was doing a lot of things.”
At the time, however, Abrams offered a different take on the definition of concessions. When she delivered her final speech 10 days after the election, she laid out her argument and explained why she wouldn’t give in. “To give in means to admit an action is right, right, or right. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot compromise,” Abrams told her supporters in 2018. “But my assessment is that the current law does not allow for any more possible remedies.”
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Even now, Abrams stands firm by her beliefs. During a recent appearance on CNN this month, Abrams said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) “won by the rules of the game at the time, but the game was rigged against voters.” of Georgia.”
“On November 16, 2018, I acknowledged at the beginning of my speech that Brian Kemp was governor of Georgia and I even wished him well at the end of the speech,” Abrams said. “And in the middle, I talked about the fact that we have a system that’s run by him, that he’s been manipulating and hurting Georgia voters, and that the accountability of the leaders is challenging. systems that don’t serve the people.”
After the election, Fair Fight Action — the group that Abrams formed shortly after the 2018 cassation election to combat voter suppression — filed a lawsuit citing “among other provisions of Georgia’s exact-match law claims it disproportionately targeted first-time minority voters.In addition, it alleges that election officials were untrained. appropriate for canceling absentee ballots, preventing access to the ballot to know the scores of those voters who chose to vote in person.”
Seth Bringman, one of Abrams’ spokespersons, also reiterated her stance.
“After Election Day 2018, Abrams’ campaign was taken to federal court, many judges agreed with our statement and many Georgian votes were counted,” Mr Bringman said. “She acknowledged the outcome of the election but refused to accept that it was fair to the voters – and she worked to change Georgia’s voting system for the upcoming elections.”
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