Stacey Abrams Sounds Off With Concerns About Georgia GOP’s Ability to Run a Fair Election in November

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is expressing apprehension about the Georgia Republican Party’s ability to conduct a fair election.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Reidout” with host Joy Reid, Abrams noted her concerns about the possibility of voter suppression for the general election. She also explained the significance of the Fair Fight 2020 initiative as a way to ensure the election is handled fairly.

Abrams said, “What’s happening in Georgia is happening around the country. Fair Fight 2020 exists because we know that the debacle we witnessed in Georgia sort of overshadows the fact that in Nevada the Republican Secretary of State shut down all but one precinct per county.”

The former Democratic lawmaker went on to raise concerns about voter suppression and how it could be used as a tool to impact the outcome of the general election just months away.

Abrams added, “We know around the country, there are going to be challenges in November. We need everyone to understand that voter suppression is real, it is thriving, and it is the political theory of the case that Republicans intend to use in this election.”

See Abram’s remarks below:

Abrams’ concerns about the upcoming election follow problems many Georgia voters faced during the primary election. An overwhelming number of Georgia citizens were faced with long lines at the polls among other issues mostly found at Democratic precincts.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s analysis, “Black voters bore the brunt of long lines and late closings in overcrowded, understaffed and poorly equipped polling places. Only 61% of majority Black precincts closed on time compared with 80% of mostly white precincts.”

On the state’s primary election day, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) also expressed her concerns via Twitter as she revealed voters had been standing in long lines at multiple poll locations throughout Fulton County.

“This seems to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county,” Bottoms tweeted. “People have been in line since before 7:00 am this morning.”

Some reports also suggest the Georgia primary could be a chilling foreboding of what could be expected for the upcoming general election in November.

Responses

  1. OBNOXIOUS…I’m pro woman of any color so don’t project your “shortcomings” onto me. Do you have tiny hands like trump?? My guess is yes.

  2. She has got NOTHING to worry about!! Voter suppression and fraud, that is a democRATic thing and the conservatives WILL BE WATCHING to make sure that doesn’t happen, so, GO HOME Stacy, NO ONE cares what you have to say, you are officially OLD NEWS!! AND don’t think for a moment that many of your “brothers” & “sisters” are pulling the democratic lever!! BYEBYE!!!

  3. BOOB..your hatred for strong woman and racism is showing again. Can you not have a discussion without acting like a baby?? Short fuse you have there! I’d start taking some medication for your problem. You know I find you very amusing and am thoroughly enjoying you showing me what an idiot and loser you are. Thank you!

  4. She is just and ugly lying communist piece of crap.” Confused Bob The Projectionist

    And you are a racist who labels everyone that you don’t agree with as a “communist”. Do you even know what a communist is or are you just a confused old white guy?

    1. Communist isn’t a race. How confused can you be? Again, you show your racism by labeling him as an, “old white guy.”

    1. Medusa is trying to deflect from voter fraud to the myth of voter suppression. Polls not closing on time, big deal, staff them better. That sounds like a local problem.

  5. So, I lying, poor loser that misleads people with misstatements and manufactured history says she is concerned with the GOP rigging the ballot box? Isn’t that the Democrats responsibility? Good grief says I. Isn’t it interesting how Democrats sue and harass everyone whenever they lose, like Stacey, Hillary, and the rest of the Democrats. They just can’t get it through their heads that they are losers.

    1. When Trump said we would get sick of winning, he was partially right. These radical leftists just can’t handle it.

  6. More great proof that trumpsters literallyfoam at the mouth when a strong, intelligent black woman speaks up. It’s so predictable that it’s …YAWN…boring

    1. You have NO proof of anything except you talk out of your mouth and ass at the same time. She isn’t a strong or intelligent black unless you compare her to you in which case she would be brainless like you. She is just and ugly lying communist piece of crap.

    2. VaJayjay, your racism shows every time you call any black woman, “strong and smart” just because of their skin color and gender. Get real.

  7. I didn’t realize that Atlanta had such a huge ghetto thugette problem that they elected this loud, stupid tub of lard for mayor.

  8. This is rich. Abrams is concerned about a fair election. Didn’t bother her when Hillary was all set to pull it off. Hall rented, balloons ordered and….well, we know the outcome. Best thing that happened to the US.

  9. One more thing. The same problem exists, in reverse, in largely Republican polling precincts.

  10. It worries me that someone who holds an elected position doesn’t know how the polling process works. Law requires bipartisan representation at all polling places. In an area that is predominately Democrat, it is difficult to find enough Republicans to man the polling locations. We have the same problem here, in St Louis County. That, unfortunately, leads to longer waits to vote, hence longer lines, in the polling place. It has nothing to do with state leadership, at all. If voting is important enough, the wait is inconsequential.

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