Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Monday that “Republicans do not know how to win without voter suppression as one of their tools.”
Abrams, who claimed she lost her 2018 race against then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial race because of voter suppression, made her comments on CNN’s “New Day.”
“Republicans do not know how to win without voter suppression as one of their tools.”
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Abrams: ‘We Are Going To Work To Mitigate Voter Suppression’
CNN host Jim Sciutto said to Abrams, “I want to ask you a big picture question here because, you know, the president still denies the outcome of this election and Republicans around the country drawing on that to already begin writing up voting restrictions, right, to bring back some of the voter expansion measures we saw in this cycle, including mail-in ballots, et cetera.”
Sciutto continued, “Do you see that effort ticking up again after this cycle in state legislatures around the country where, frankly, Republicans have an enormous advantage? And, if so, what are you going to do about it?””
Abrams replied, “We’re going to do what we’ve been doing, which is we are going to work to mitigate voter suppression.”
Stacey Abrams: "We are going to work to mitigate voter suppression." pic.twitter.com/TP6VoKbQrK
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Abrams went on about voter suppression:
“You are absolutely right that when voter suppression was put on its heels in the 2020 election, through the work of Fair Fight 2020 and other organizations around the country, we saw voters turn out in record numbers and in record composition in Michigan, in Wisconsin, in Pennsylvania, in Arizona, here in Georgia.”
Democrat Abrams continued to explain how Republicans supposedly manipulate elections.
Stacey Abrams says she doesn't trust Republicans and Georgia Gov. Kemp to run a free and fair election in November, but that "it's up to the people to demand an election that actually meets the standards of the Constitution."
"Voter suppression is real, it is thriving." pic.twitter.com/vlsnELPjT9
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Abrams Sued Georgia After Her Failed 2018 Gubernatorial Bid Alleging Voter Suppression
“When we create access to the right to vote for eligible citizens, more people participate. And Republicans do not know how to win without voter suppression as one of their tools,” Abrams claimed.
She added, “That’s why we see True the Vote down here in Georgia challenging 364,000 voters nine days before — eight days before the election because voter suppression is their modus operandi.”
Abrams and her voter initiative Fair Fight Action sued the state of Georgia after her failed 2018 gubernatorial bid, alleging widespread, racially-motivated voter suppression.
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