Tag Archives: Stacey Abrams

Dem Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat In Georgia Gov Race With Blistering Speech Denouncing Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy” for her bid for governor against Kemp, Abrams announced a new voting rights group that will …

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Stacey Abrams Files Suit To Get All Votes Counted

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams is continuing her fight to force a runoff in the Georgia governor’s race and filed a new lawsuit late Sunday to block counties from tossing out some absentee and provisional ballots. Kemp’s lead has narrowed since Tuesday, but is still above the 50 percent required for an outright win. As of Sunday afternoon, …

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Fox Guest: Stacey Abrams Should Just Be Honored That She Even Had The Opportunity To Run For Office

“It’s an outrage. The system worked. We had two candidates who fought neck to neck and they should be proud. Both candidates of the race and to have somebody, an interloper come in and suggest even a hint of racism, the state should reject that. If necessary, if she wants to go to court, then it will be a court. …

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GEORGIA: Brian Kemp Resigns As Secretary Of State

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican Brian Kemp on Thursday resigned as secretary of state, saying he needs to start the work of transitioning to the state’s top office after earning a “clear and convincing victory” at the ballot box. But Stacey Abrams is not conceding anything yet, hopeful that a trove of provisional ballots could be enough to swing the …

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Kemp Declares Victory, Abrams Not Yet Conceding

Time Magazine reports: Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the numbers show Abrams can’t win …

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Oprah On Nazi Robocalls: Jesus Don’t Like Ugly [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Oprah Winfrey addressed the racist robocall that was circulating about her in Georgia ahead of the governor’s race, for which she has been campaigning for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams. “I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name, against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 percent for in Georgia,” Winfrey said in an Instagram post. …

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Trump In Georgia: Stacey Abrams Will Grab All Your Guns, Impose Socialism, Turn State Into Venezuela

The Washington Post reports: President Trump suggested Sunday that if Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes governor, she would turn Georgia “into a giant sanctuary city for criminal aliens” and he accused Democrats nationally of inviting illegal immigrants “to destroy our country, basically.” Democrats want to “impose socialism and totally erase America’s borders,” Trump said as he campaigned for Georgia Secretary of …

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Kemp Accuses Democrats Of Hacking Attempt After They Raise Alarm About Voting System Vulnerabilities

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Secretary of State Office, run by Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp, has launched an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after an alleged attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system. “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is …

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Nazis Target Oprah And Stacey Abrams In Robocalls

The Daily Beast reports: Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey — who supports Abrams and knocked on voters’ doors for her this week — were targeted in a racist robocall evidently funded by a neo-Nazi group on Friday. The voice on the robocall introduces herself as the “magical negro” Oprah, and calls Abrams a “poor man’s Aunt …

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Court Rules Against Brian Kemp On Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered that new U.S. citizens must be allowed to vote if they show proof of citizenship at the polls. U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross ruled against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who had argued that state law already provides a process for new citizens to vote. But Ross’ order said that …

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Ingraham Accuses Oprah Of “Race-Baiting” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Thursday night, Laura Ingraham went after Oprah Winfrey for campaigning on behalf of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D). During a rousing speech made earlier in the day, Oprah urged the people of Georgia to vote, saying the following: “I am here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were …

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Oprah Rocks The House For Stacey Abrams [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey, in the first of several campaign stops to boost Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Thursday, told the cheering crowd that they are poised “on the precipice of a historic election.” “I want to tell you…no one paid for me to come here. No one asked me to come here,” Winfrey …

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GEORGIA: Kemp Cancels Final Debate, Lies About It

The New York Times reports: Plans for the final debate of Georgia’s raucous race for governor collapsed on Wednesday after the Republican nominee, Brian Kemp, abandoned the forum’s long-scheduled timing so he could campaign alongside President Trump this weekend. Mr. Kemp had been expected to meet Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, in a Sunday evening debate that was announced in …

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GEORGIA: Oprah To Campaign For Stacey Abrams

Buzzfeed News reports: Oprah Winfrey, the Oscar-nominated, self-made billionaire and media icon, is heading to Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams. The star will join Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, on Thursday. If Abrams wins the race, she will be the first black woman governor in the history of the US. Big names in Democratic politics are also rallying …

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LIVE VIDEO: Georgia Gubernatorial Debate

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams will face each other Tuesday night for the first televised debate in one of the country’s most closely watched races. The 7 p.m. debate will air live on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s TV and radio stations. Georgia voters are clearly energized. About 632,000 people had already cast a ballot …

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GEORGIA: Leaked Tape Shows GOP Gov Candidate Worrying About Citizens Exercising Their Right To Vote

Rolling Stone reports: Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for Georgia governor, expressed at a ticketed campaign event that his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote,” according to audio obtained by Rolling Stone. Not long after Kemp began his remarks, the …

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ATLANTA: Democrat Stacey Abrams Becomes State’s First Gov Candidate To March In Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams emerged from her SUV on a busy Midtown Atlanta street corner on Sunday with a declaration to make to the throngs of voters attending the Atlanta Pride Parade, the annual celebration of LGBT rights in the heart of the city. “We’re here because we stand together, because we know that allies do not run …

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GEORGIA: Stacey Abrams Wins Dem Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate. “We are writing the …

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