“If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor”
Stacey Abrams continues insisting that the race for governor in Georgia last fall was somehow illegitimate, and that voter suppression prevented her from winning. The fact is that she lost fair and square, but Democrats running in 2020 are repeating her ludicrous claim.
Voting reached a record high in Georgia last fall, but Abrams is seen as a power broker on the left and Democrats desperately want her as an ally.
After meeting with Abrams this week, Pete Buttigieg clearly got the message.
Pia Deshpande writes at Politico:
Buttigieg says Stacey Abrams was robbed in Georgia governor’s race
Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday that Stacey Abrams was robbed of the governorship of Georgia, blaming voter suppression for her narrow loss last year.
“Stacey Abrams ought to be the governor of Georgia,” Buttigieg said to applause at the Democratic National Committee’s African American Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
“When racially motivated voter suppression is permitted, when districts are drawn so that politicians get to choose their voters instead of the other way around, when money is allowed to outvote people in this country, we cannot truly say we live in a democracy,” he continued.
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Seth Moulton, who is barely registering in the polls, clearly wanted some of the attention that comes with taking this position. He made a similar claim during a town hall for CNN.
The Hill reported:
Moulton: ‘If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor’
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Sunday that racism in America prevented Stacey Abrams from being elected governor of Georgia last year.
“If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor,” the White House hopeful said during a CNN town hall in Atlanta. “People of color are being systemically denied the most basic right in a democracy, which is the right to vote.”
Abrams, a black woman, lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Brian Kemp, a white man, by a little more than 1 percentage point.
The contest was rife with allegations of minority voter suppression by Kemp, who was secretary of state before running for governor.
Moulton’s comment came in response to a question he received about how his administration would combat systemic racism.
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Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who has been struggling to regain his footing, is also singing the same tune.
FOX News reported:
Beto O’Rourke suggests Stacey Abrams may have lost in a rigged election
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, suggested former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial race defeat in 2018 might not have been a fair fight.
O’Rourke, during an appearance on “The View” Tuesday morning, floated the idea that Abrams’ race against Gov. Brian Kemp may have been rigged against her.
“The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State perhaps rigging, in part, that election…is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken,” he said.
Agreeing with Abrams’ delusions seems to be a way for white male candidates to escape their privilege.
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