The same Dems who jump at every chance to call Republicans ‘election deniers’ somehow couldn’t find it in themselves to do the same with Stacey Abrams.
Despite losing her 2018 Gubernatorial run by tens of thousands of votes, she built a movement around claims that she was a victim of voter suppression, and that she was the true winner of the Governor’s race.
The endless election suppression claims
The Federalist recaps her history succinctly:
Despite Kemp winning by roughly 55,000 votes in 2018, Abrams has repeatedly asserted through the years that the contest was illegitimate due to nonexistent voter suppression. In what should have been her concession speech, Abrams told a crowd of supporters shortly after the 2018 contest that “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper” and that “as a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede.”
Since then, Abrams has used her various interviews with left-wing legacy media outlets to further promote her unfounded claims. During an April 2019 interview with The New York Times, for example, Abrams told the outlet that while she recognizes that “Brian Kemp secured a sufficient number of votes” under Georgia’s 2018 election system, she does not “concede that the process was proper” or “condone that process.” –The Federalist
Dropping dizzying dollars in the 2022 Gubernatorial rematch wasn’t enough to get her over the finish line. She still lost by nearly 300,000 votes. Worse, we have learned that despite raising more than $113M for her campaign, her campaign has reported having over $1.4M of outstanding debt.
Her ‘election suppression’ mantra went all the way to the White House where it was picked up by the WH Spox who claimed that voter suppression and high turnout can coexist. Even Joe Biden pointed to the election in Geogia to justify his ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ or ‘Jim Eagle’ claims.
The courts did not see it her way
Not only did Stacy lose her case, she had to pay damages for bringing it. Damages to the tune fo about a quarter-million dollars.
Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization founded by Abrams, was ordered to pay $231,303.71 in legal fees after their longtime predominate case, Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger, came to a close with a federal judge ruling against them in their remaining three claims.
Specifically, the group was ordered to pay $192,628.85 for “printed or electronically recorded transcripts necessarily obtained for use in the case” as well as $38,674.86 for making copies to use in the case. -FoxNews
Don’t assume that this will dampen Stacey Abrams’s spirits. She’s already indicated an interest in running for office again.
If she does, we would recommend any of her creditors to take payment up-front.
The Federalist https://thefederalist.com/2022/11/08/imaginary-georgia-gov-stacey-abrams-loses-reelection-to-same-republican-she-lost-to-four-years-ago/
Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stacey-abrams-group-ordered-pay-nearly-quarter-million-dollars-legal-costs