Stacey Abrams Claims Trump Is ‘Doing His Best to Undermine Our Confidence’ in the Electoral Process

Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams says President Donald Trump tweeted about delaying the November election for two reasons.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Abrams said Trump threw out that idea on Twitter to “distract us from his failed leadership” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Additionally, Abrams said she believes Trump is raising concerns about mail-in voting to try to undermine Americans’ confidence in the electoral process.

“What I’m worried about is that we will not be able to effectively count the votes of every eligible American because he’s doing his best to undermine our confidence in the process,” she said.

“But worse, he’s doing his best to actually steal the vote,” Abrams claimed.

Abrams noted that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic an estimated that roughly 40% of Americans use “some form of early voting, including vote by mail.”

“That means we have to be prepared, and that means we have to have a postal service that’s working. But we also need the HEROES Act passed so that cash-strapped states like Arkansas, like Georgia, like North Carolina, like Wisconsin, can scale up and deliver an election that is worthy of America,” she said. 

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Abrams’ comments come days after Trump appeared to suggest delaying the general election — which he does not have the power to do — as IJR reported.

However, Trump later said that he does not want to delay the election and was simply trying to raise awareness to what he said is the “risk to our democracy” associated with mail-in ballots.

While Trump has repeatedly warned that vastly expanding access to mail-in voting would lead to massive voter fraud, there is no evidence that mail-in ballots result in massive fraud.

However, there are concerns that the Postal Service will be overwhelmed by a wave of mail-in ballots if it does not receive emergency funding. Democrats have pushed for the new funding in negotiations over another round of coronavirus relief. However, Republicans have rejected that spending.

Additionally, there are concerns that cost-saving measures implemented by Postmaster-General Louis DeJoy will lead to delays in delivering mail-in ballots in time for the election. 

Last month, DeJoy also rolled out a new restructuring plan of the Postal Service and warned that postal workers might leave “mail left behind or mail on the workroom floor or docks.”

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  1. No evidence? I have read where an individual received his ballot, sent to his current address and a ballot for the last 3 tenants that previously lived at that same address before him? How does that get verified? I also seen where a gentleman received a ballot for his “CAT” in the mailbox. His CAT? Voting by mail is going to be disastrous!!!

    And as long as we are on it…..a business associate of mine went with her husband to get tested for COVID19……after waiting several hours they left without being tested. A few day’s later a confirmation was received and had indicated they tested positive for the virus. Tell me about numbers and science some more??? Ironically they new another couple who experienced the exact same thing? Coincidence…… I think not! They said they will NOT go back again as they don’t feel confident in the testing……I don’t blame them!

  2. Isn’t Abrams the one who lost the election for Georgia governorship? Then she sued to attempt to claim the seat? Why can’t these losers just go away? Oh, she’s a Demoncrat so they just keep causing trouble every minute of the day. Suggestion Stacey, get a mask, fashion a molotov cocktail and join your friends for a summer of love. Fitting for your type.

  3. After the election Hillary and her heathens said the Electoral college should be dissolved. It’s clear who is trying to abolish it.

  4. “While Trump has repeatedly warned that vastly expanding access to mail-in voting would lead to massive voter fraud, there is no evidence that mail-in ballots result in massive fraud.” Really? No voter ID requirement, no pre-registration requirement, no way to verify who’s getting a ballot or how many, no records of voting allowed by law, the Democrats have set it up for cheating. They’ve cheated in the past and will again, on a massive scale. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats. America elections will become like those in a banana republic.

  5. Old gap tooth is worried that she and the rest of the Democrats won’t be able to cheat. After all, they did all they can to make cheating easy. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  6. President Trump sure knows how to trigger these worthless politicians. He knows that voting can’t be delayed but evidently the Dumbocrats like Abrams don’t.
    There were delays and pieces undelivered in the primary. But this is what the Dumbocrats want so live with your whining. It’s going to be a disaster.

  7. This hack needs to go away. Does anyone really care what she has to say? I mean come on!!!!!

  8. As far as being overwhelmed – what do you think happens every year in December? On Dec 17 – the busiest mailing day – over 500 million pieces of mail are processed.

  9. Until DeJoy bought his job with a two million dollar donation, we would NEVER have left mail. I have carried for 32 years and that was an unwritten rule. It just wasn’t done! Then last month his new directives come down and now leaving mail behind is ok? Coincidence? You tell me.

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