In 2018, Democrat Stacy Abrams ran a spirited gubernatorial campaign against Georgia’s former Secretary of State, Republican Brian Kemp. Although she was endorsed by many high-profile celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Abrams lost her bid to become the first female African American governor in the United States. Unbelievably, months later, Abrams apparently still thinks should be the governor of the Peach State.
Regarding her failed bid to become Georiga’s governor, Abrams made some stunning remarks at a recent Houston fundraiser hosted by Annie’s List. According to Fox News, this organization advocates electing progressive women into political offices.
At the event, Abrams stated, “I’m here to tell you a secret that makes Breitbart and [Fox News host] Tucker Carlson go crazy: We won. I am not delusional. I know I am not the governor of Georgia — possibly yet.” The “yet” tacked on at the end of Abrams’ statement hints the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives might want to give beating Kemp another shot in 2022.
As justification for her continued resistance to accept the outcome of the 2018 governor’s race, Abrams labeled Kemp “an architect of voter suppression that spent the last eight years knitting together a system of voter suppression that is unparalleled in America.”
According to Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek, the lawyer and romance novelist remarked that, “we don’t have to concede elections anymore, because when we concede, we are condoning systems that are used to oppress us.” Fox News reported that Abrams said in March of this year, “I did win my election. I just didn’t get to have the job.”
In a video recorded by The Texas Signal on May 3, 2019, Abrams revealed that any future run for office won’t be preceded by a concession. The former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives commented that typically “if you want to run for office again you’ve got to concede the election so that everyone knows that you’re a good sport.” She added, “I am not.” This tidbit of information garnered applause from the audience.
In 2016, when asked during a debate if he would accept the outcome of the presidential election, President Donald J. Trump said, “I will look at it at the time” according to Fox News. Democrats, including 2016 failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, lost no time rebuking Trump for his intriguing comment. Clinton said, “That’s horrifying. This is how Donald thinks, and it’s funny but it’s also really troubling. This is now how our democracy works.” Fox News noted, “It is unclear if Democratic Party leadership will be put off by her refusal to accept the election result, less than four years after many Democrats expressed horror at then-candidate Donald Trump’s statements that he may not accept the results of the presidential election.”
Since her defeat in 2018, Abrams has pondered running for both the United States Senate and the presidency in 2020. The romance novelist has also been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. In January of this year, Abrams delivered the formal Democratic State of the Union response to Trump. Just last week, the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate vowed she won’t run for the United States Senate in 2020. As for making a White House run, she remarked that she was “going to continue to watch how the national conversation around the presidency unfolds.”
While Abrams may or may not run for president in 2020, she is “launching a crusade for voting rights” according to Townhall. Regarding her new venture, the Washington Post reported, “Abrams’s command center is now Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit organization she formed in December to increase access to elections and combat what she describes as Republicans’ systemic efforts to suppress voting by people of color. The organization, where at least four of her former campaign aides work, has filed a federal lawsuit over the election, lobbied for legislative reform and released videos featuring Abrams.”
It remains uncertain whether Abrams will become a lasting figure in American Democratic politics. But, one thing is for certain. She’s cementing her status as one of the sorest losers to ever taste the bitter sting of an election defeat.
~ Conservative Zone