2020 Dem Claims Stacey Abrams Would Have Won GA Governor Race ‘If This Country Wasn’t Racist’

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) claimed the only thing that kept Stacey Abrams from winning the Georgia gubernatorial race in 2018 was racism.

In 2018, Abrams lost a close race to then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The race caught national attention when Abrams claimed that Kemp was using his position as secretary of state to suppress votes and benefit his own campaign, as IJR Blue reported at the time.

Kemp argued that he was only maintaining state laws by enforcing voter ID regulations passed by the Georgia state legislature. He ended up winning the election by more than 50,000 votes — 1.4 percentage points.

Abrams maintains to this day that she actually won the race and that Kemp stole it. She never officially conceded the race, and several other prominent Democrats have pushed her same narrative.

During a CNN town hall on Sunday night, Moulton also pushed the narrative that Abrams had the election stolen, except he didn’t place the blame on Kemp. Instead, he claimed that her loss was proof that America is a “racist” country. He also claimed that votes from black Americans are being suppressed.

Watch Moulton’s comments below:

“We have a problem with racism in America today. If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor. Because people of color are being systemically denied the most basic right in a democracy, which is the right to vote. That’s why we need a new voting rights act in America.”

Moulton also tied his claims that America is a racist country into the criminal justice system. There is a disproportionately high percentage of black Americans in U.S. prisons. President Donald Trump pushed federal criminal justice reform — the First Step Act — to reduce the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders in the U.S.

Despite the fact that Trump worked to earn a bipartisan majority to pass these important reforms, Moulton called the president a racist:

“Finally, this is a leadership issue. Let’s not ignore the fact that when the man in the Oval Office is a racist — and yes, I did just say that, I don’t think that’s inappropriate — it’s going to affect everyone in this country. And that’s why under my administration, my Department of Justice will fight relentlessly to ensure that there are not two sets of laws, one for black, one for white, one for rich, one for poor, but that everyone in America is subject to the same laws. The president talks about law and order. That’s real law and order.”

Moulton didn’t point to any laws in the U.S. that require different sentencing based on race or income levels, so it isn’t clear how his Department of Justice would correct those disparities he contends exist.

The Massachusettes congressman is one of 23 Democrats in the presidential primary. He hasn’t registered above 1 percent in any recent polls.

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Brian
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Brian

Abrams falsified 1000s of votes and was no way going to be governor of Georgia ! She is and was not qualified to even run for the office . She is the one to use race as an issue to get vote on color and not substance. She is radical left and was a candidate that should never be Governor of Georgia .

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Rita

So tired of being slandered! If I’m such a bigot why have I, in the past, voted for black people??
He’s from Mass and no doubt agrees with her on many issues.
I’m in a neighboring state to Georgia and it was my observation(s) that Ms Abrams is angry and it is a way of life for her.

Richard Staccone
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Richard Staccone

I say that the reason she even got as many votes as she did was because she was black. Reverse racism got her tens of thousands of votes!!!

Enrique C Castillo
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Enrique C Castillo

Typical leftist BS. Abrams is an idiot her race had nothing to do with her defeat.

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