Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is on pace to lose again to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday, according to months and months of polling. What’s more, she appears ready to blame the second loss on the same reason she claims she lost her first race against Kemp in 2018: ‘GOP voter suppression.’
On Saturday, Abrams told MSNBC host Ali Velshi that despite some polls showing her losing to Kemp by as much as 10 points, she can still eke out a win.
“And while the polls are always going to tell the story you want to see, what we know is that the untold story is that this is a tight race, it is neck and neck, and we believe that we are on a path to victory if we can get all our voters turned out and if they can navigate the difficulties put in place by Brian Kemp and [Georgia Secretary of State] Brad Raffensperger,” Abrams claimed.
That’s the same excuse she used in 2018: Kemp (and by default, Republicans) rigged the game against her.
Abrams went on to say that Kemp, who signed a voter integrity bill in 2021 making it easier to vote but harder to cheat, did so “to not only game the system, but to suppress voting in the state of Georgia.”
And yet, according to figures released late last week, more Georgians have voted early than in 2020.
The Daily Wire added:
In addition to worrying about voter suppression amidst record voting turnout, Abrams has also warned voters that Georgians should elect her or transgender kids will be banned from playing with friends, parents will be forced to lie, 500,000 people will lose health care, and LGBTQ individuals won’t be protected.
As reported, all of that is “lacking in candor,” as they say in the Beltway. (That means it’s a lie.)
Stacey Abrams wears Tennessee colors on the day they play the University of Georgia. https://t.co/MzgWFNXgxa
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 5, 2022
Conservative broadcaster Erick Erickson added: “This entire campaign season the Abrams campaign has failed at basic blocking and tackling. They showed up in Athens on Game Day when it was an away game. Now this. It’s just a total failure. It’s why she’s getting her Yale educated ass kicked by a Budweiser drinking redneck.”
Last month, Abrams suffered another major campaign snafu when she appeared to suggest that women should have abortions because doing so would improve their economic condition.
In an interview with MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle, Abrams was asked how she could help tamp down voters’ concerns about inflation.
“But let’s be clear. Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas, it’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women, this is not a reductive issue. You can’t divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child,” she said.
Continuing, Abrams hinted that personal economic success and abortion are linked: “And so these are — it’s important for us to have ‘both and’ conversations. We don’t have the luxury of reducing it or separating them out.”