Abrams Stretches to Explain Why She Still Won’t Concede 2018 Election, Tries to Blame Trump in the Process

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D-Ga.) claimed that she couldn’t concede her 2018 race to Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) because it would have made her “complicit” in a “rigged” system.

Abrams ran a closer-than-expected race for governor in the typically dark red state of Georgia in 2018. Despite her attention-grabbing campaign, the former state representative lost to Kemp — who was serving as Georgia’s secretary of state at the time — by around 55,000 votes.

Although she had clearly lost the race, Abrams refused to concede at the conclusion of her campaign because she alleged that Kemp had suppressed votes by enforcing the state’s voter ID laws during the election.

Because of the tumultuous end to her campaign, Abrams started a nonprofit to address voter suppression in the United States.

This move was mocked by many Republicans who believe Abrams threatened democracy by refusing to concede the election to Kemp. Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel called out Abrams online.

During an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Abrams responded to McDaniel and her other critics and claimed that she could not concede because it would make her “complicit” in a “rigged” system.

Watch Abram’s comments:

“Concession means to say that the process was fair. But when I run an organization, that in ten days, between election night and the night I refused to concede, we received more than 50,000 phone calls of people who were denied the right to vote. I’m complicit if I say that that system is fair. I did not deny the legal sufficiency of the election. I am not claiming to be the governor of Georgia.”

Before trying to explain why she wouldn’t concede, Abrams tried to claim that President Donald Trump has done more damage to democracy by hypothetically not conceding an election that hasn’t even happened.

“There’s a lot that’s been made of the fact that I did not concede my election, but I never denied the legal sufficiency of that election. And that’s the difference between me and Trump. He refuses to acknowledge the legal sufficiency or threatens not to.”

It remains unclear how President Trump’s hypothetical refusal to concede is worse than her actual refusal to concede.

Abrams could be one of the names on the ticket opposite Trump in 2020. She has been heavily floated to be a vice-presidential contender, though she denies that any candidate has made an official offer.

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Lily Sarkisian
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Lily Sarkisian

She needs to get a job and quit boo hooing.. Big baby

John
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John

Wonder if she is related to Hillary Clinton – she is a whiner too

Michael Meroney
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Now, this is truly what a deplorable looks like.

David Gearhart
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This lying socialist said that the illegal immigrant votes would put her into office. Talk about voter fraud. Are these the ones she says were denied the vote ? The democrats of Hollywood and Clinton poured out of state money in to buy the election.

Phyllis Softa
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The most absurd part of this inane article is “”[Abrams] has be heavily floated to be a vice-presidential contender….” It is August 20, 2019!! The FIRST of the 57 Democrat contests to determine WHO will be making the call on a vice-presidential contender is over 4 months away! If history is prologue, Bernie will still be campaigning during the D.C. primary on June 16th, 2020! Don’t count on knowing the Democrat VP candidate before July, 2020.

Ron
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Please this virtue signaling,PC spouting liar couldn’t win an election fairly if she tried! The left always accuses conservatives of voter suppression bc they need illegals to vote in order to win. It’s common sense to have voter ID laws to prevent non citizens from voting in our elections. Yet they want expanded background checks for firearms purchases and red flag laws which will unconstitutionally give law enforcement the right to take away your firearms without due process.

Phyllis Softa
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Abrams LOST THE ELECTION! The very LAST thing I look for in a candidate is wanting to take a page from Trump’s playbook. I heard Abrams comments as referring to Trump’s pre 2016 election refusal to commit to conceding if he lost. He had also refused to commit to support the R nominee if it wasn’t him. After losing the popular vote by 3 million votes, Trump claimed 3-5 million imaginary illegal votes for Hillary. Stephen Miller claimed he had proof and would present it—-It has been 2 yrs 7 mo. NO PROOF. Abrams lost the election. Not conceding won’t… Read more »

Bob
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Will someone please get this ugly, fat broad out of the news. She lost and I am tired of hearing her lies and hatred of anyone who does not agree with her. She is the perfect poster child for the demonrat/communist party.

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