Embattled liberal Democrat Stacey Abrams has finally admitted defeat in the Georgia governor’s race leaving Republican Brian Kemp as the winner.
Abrams has been crying “voter suppression” and claiming that the election is “too close” to admit defeat, even though Kemp’s margin of victory was statistically too great for Abrams to overcome the whole time.
But now, Abrams has finally called her GOP opponent and admitted defeat in the race.
The Abrams camp had hoped that they could “find” enough uncounted votes to force Kemp into a runoff election, but the required number of votes never turned up.
Still, even though she acknowledged she lost, Abrams stubbornly refused to say the election was legitimate.
According to CNN:
Even in acknowledging defeat, Abrams insisted her speech was not a speech of concession and offered sharp criticisms of Kemp.
“So let’s be clear — this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper,” she said. “As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don’t want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn’t nearly as important as our shared title — voters. And that is why we fight on.”
Abrams had previously described Kemp as an “architect of voter suppression” and in her remarks said he had purposefully made the process a “gut-wrenching hardship” for many in Georgia.
“Under the watch of the now former secretary of state, democracy failed Georgia,” Abrams said of Kemp, who served as the state’s chief elections officer for nearly a decade before resigning after overseeing his own contest.
“Make no mistake, the former secretary of state was deliberate and intentional in his actions,” Abrams said. “I know that eight years of systemic disenfranchisement, disinvestment and incompetence had its desired affect on the electoral process in Georgia.”
This approach is, of course, an effort by the fear left party to delegitimize Kemp’s governorship.
The tactic going forward will be to slam him as an “illegitimate” governor who “stole” the election despite the complete lack of any proof to the contrary.
In fact, this is the tactic of the whole Democrat Party going forward. In every state, the Democrats are undermining the trust Americans have in the electoral process with false claims of “voter suppression” and Republican cheating leading Democrat voters to refuse to accept the outcome of any election.
The main goal is to destroy any trust America has in our government, especially when they are not in charge, and their slavish media lapdogs will continue the drum beat all year long in this perpetual campaign to destroy our system.
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