Stacey Abrams, age 45, whined her way onto the national stage when she, claiming racism and voter dis-enfranchisement,* refused to admit that she lost her race for Governor of Georgia by a healthy margin. It is most fitting that the Democrats chose a race-baiter to deliver the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Abrams response centered not on what the Democrats would do to improve life in America, but what they would do to block the president’s efforts. It was especially amusing when she talked about how bad the economy is. Has she been living on Mars the last two years?
This writer couldn’t determine if she sounded more like Chuckie Schumer or Fancy Nancy Pelosi.
ABRAMS REFUSED TO CONCEDE TO GOVERNOR-ELECT KEMP
Pretending that she lost by a “razor-thin margin,” Abrams carried on a diatribe against the election results for weeks after votes were counted. In reality, Brian Kemp had 60,000 votes more than her, too many for an automatic recount.* Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, and Abrams, former minority leader of the Georgia House, were running for an open seat. Ten days after the election, Abrams gave a 12-minute address in Atlanta. During this non-concession concession speech she said:
“Let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession,” Abrams said. “Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”
WHEN DEMOCRATS DON’T WIN AT BALLOT BOX, THEY SUE
Abrams sent volunteers across the state in search of voters whose ballots were rejected due to irregularities. She then filed suit in federal court to force county elections boards to count absentee ballots with incorrect birthdates. Her campaign even planned litigation to challenge the election’s certified outcome, but changed her mind.
Not satisfied with the first lawsuit, Abrams filed a second lawsuit against the State of Georgia in federal court, claiming “gross mismanagement” of Georgia elections. According to her campaign manager:
“The general election for governor is over, but the citizens and voters of Georgia deserve an election system that they can have confidence in.”
Stacey Abrams was a perfect choice to give the Democrats’ response to a populist president’s State of the Union address. With all the improvements that have occurred since his last SOTU speech, President Trump did not have enough time to recite them all. Abrams’ address was so vacuous, she had too much time on her hands.
Normal Americans were energized by Trump’s speech and amused by Abrams’ response.
Diane L. Gruber
*Abrams claimed that, as Secretary of State, Brian Kemp had removed 3,000 voters from the registration rolls. In fact, his office was enforcing Georgia’s “exact match” law, which flags discrepancies between voter registrations and official identification documents. If there are any differences, voters have to clear the matter up with a state election official before voting. But those restrictions were estimated to affect only about 3,000 voters. That was way too few to help Abrams overcome the nearly 60,000-vote margin between her and Kemp (out of 4 Million votes cast November 6th). To avoid the appearance of influencing vote counting, Kemp resigned as Secretary of State shortly after the election.