Stacey Abrams claims that “democracy failed” Georgia in her losing speech Friday night, ten days after she lost her race for Georgia governor. While Republican Brian Kemp prepares himself for the office of governor, Abrams refuses to even concede the election, leaving the door open to further agitation against the Republic by her campaign or her supporters.
Recent legal fights have questioned the constitutionality of accepting votes from people who don’t live in the county and who have no birth year on their voter registration. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office investigates the Georgia Democrats for allegedly hacking the state’s voter registration programs. Cops were called to the Gwinnett County election board Thursday night due to tension from the simple process of certifying that county’s votes. A Democrat state senator was one of 15 people arrested protesting at the State Capitol. Hillary Clinton weighed in.
And now Abrams has lost.
Here is tea party leader and Kemp supporter Debbie Dooley’s statement, which we present above Abrams’ losing speech: “Stacey Abrams has shown the nation what it is like not to lose gracefully by putting her own selfish ambitions above the interests of Georgians. Abrams served as Georgia House Minority Leader for a number of years and did nothing to change Georgia’s election laws through the legislative process. Even now, she is turning to the courts to change election law instead of reaching out to Republicans to see if there is consensus to change the election law in the proper way – the legislative process. Clearly, Ms. Abrams flunked civics class in school because she must believe there are only two branches of government — The Executive Branch and Judicial Branch. Georgians elected a fine Governor in Brian Kemp and I can’t wait until he takes office.”
Here is Abrams’ ridiculous speech:
As state officials prepare to certify the vote, Abrams acknowledged the law “allows no further viable remedy” to extend her quest to be the nation’s first black female governor. But she laced her speech with biting criticism of Kemp, who she accused of leveraging his role as the state’s top elections official to suppress voters.
“I will not concede,” she added, “because the erosion of our democracy is not right.”
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