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Stacey Abrams Says Conceding the Georgia Gubernatorial Race Would Make Her “Complicit” in an Unfair System

Stacey Abrams Says Conceding the Georgia Gubernatorial Race Would Make Her “Complicit” in an Unfair System

Since refusing to concede the 2018 Georgia governor’s race, Democrat Stacey Abrams has turned being a sore loser into almost an art form.

It has been nine months almost to the day since Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for governor. On the night she acknowledged to Brian Kemp “will be certified as the victor,” she is still refusing to concede that election.

To understand how Abrams has conducted herself in the aftermath of her defeat, let’s first take a look at what she said that November 16 evening when she decided to bow out:

“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election, but to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling,” Abrams said.“So, let’s be clear. This is not a speech of concession. Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy.”

“So, let’s be clear. This is not a speech of concession. Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy.”

Since that time, Abrams has turned “sore loser” into almost an art form. She’s made countless TV appearances where she interviewers treat her like a queen. Other outlets have published fawning puff pieces in major newspapers like the New York Times. We have seen nearly every 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful bend over backward to kiss the Abrams ring.

Abrams appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Monday. The anchors gave her the same type of softball questioning and adoring coverage she’s received since she first refused to concede.

During the interview, Abrams talked about her announcement last week that she was open to being the vice presidential nominee for any of the Democrats currently running for president. But she told interviewer Gayle King that her main focus was “voter suppression:”

For now, Abrams said she will focus on expanding the work of her voting rights initiative, Fair Fight 2020. The Democrat, who narrowly lost her race for Georgia governor last November, said she is working to make sure that every eligible ballot in 2020 is counted, slamming some states’ recent voting laws as “insidious.”

“Voter suppression is the base line that determines whether your voice is heard, whether the values and the policies that you want ever come to fruition,” said Abrams. She said people need to realize voter suppression laws from the 1960s that forbade voting for African-Americans have evolved.

She made these claims the same way she has since she started making them months ago: Without evidence. Not that we’d expect King and CBS to do any, you know, actual journalism or anything by pressing her on the issue.

King also asked Abrams about a Sunday tweet from GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in which McDaniel questioned Abrams’s stated commitment to electoral integrity:

“Why haven’t you conceded?” King asked gently. Here’s how Abrams responded:

“Concession means to say that the process was fair, but when I run an organization that in 10 days between election night and the night I refuse to concede we receive more than 50,000 phone calls for people who were denied the right to vote I am complicit if I say that that system is fair,” Abrams said.

She noted that she is not denying the “legal sufficiency of the election.”

“I am not claiming to be the governor of Georgia, despite what Breitbart and others like to say,” Abrams added. “What I have said is that we won the battle of making sure more voices are heard because we had the highest record turnout in Georgia history for Democrats.”

Watch Abrams explain her failure to concede below:

Abrams continuously makes these false claims of “voter suppression” in the Georgia governor’s race. It helps that not a single mainstream media outlet will call her out on it. The “official” fact-checkers have shown reluctance to examine her claims critically. Politifact came close to it earlier this year in responding to Sen. Kamala Harris’s claims of Georgia and Florida voter suppression.

But as they did last week on her false Michael Brown “murder” claim, they refused to give Harris’s claim about voter suppression a rating.

Democrats like failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and others have participated in delusional coddling of Abrams and her erroneous statements. They suggest in so many words that Abrams is genuinely the rightful governor of Georgia.

Abrams has been fact-checked several times by conservatives on her repeated claims about the election being “stolen.” If you read them, you’ll see that really nothing she has said about the Georgia election and Brian Kemp is correct.

But the liberal media and Democrats who do not understand that sometimes voters prefer the Republican candidate over the Democrat have continuously allowed Abrams to lie about the election for several reasons:

1) They think it will motivate Democratic voters to show up in even higher numbers the next time around to ensure electoral victory.
2) It keeps alleged “racism” front and center, which is key to Democratic success at the ballot box.
3) In their eyes, it delegitimizes the Republican winner and their agenda.

But what happens when a Republican says they’re unsure if they’ll accept election results? The left roundly condemns them. By Democrats like Stacey Abrams and Hillary Clinton:

It’s amazing how often their standards change.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. –-


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What a pathetic loser who can’t face that her political career on the national stage is not going to happen. “Almost winning” by cheating is the best she will ever do. Heading for a career as a race monger “activist for hire”.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm


    Just like Hillary!!!!!!

    “Alex, I’ll take “Words than mean Racist” for $1000.

    Two words that mean racist.

    Alex, what is Stacey Abrams.

    What’s even more pathetic is the news persons who don’t have the nerve to ask her “Since all candidates play by the same rules, did it ever occur to you that you simply lost?”

    It isn’t like the other candidate ran a 90 yard race while she had to run 100 yards. Metaphorically speaking, of course. I don’t think she could run 100 yards. 😉

      MrE in reply to MrE. | August 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      GA population: 10,519,475 (est. 2,018)
      GA 2018 Gov votes cast: 3,939,409
      Votes for Kemp: 1,978,408
      Votes for Abrams: 1,923,685

      Observation: maybe Ms. Abrams could have done a better job of convincing 54,724 of the 6,580,066‬ Georgians who didn’t vote at all to vote for her.

        4fun in reply to MrE. | August 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm

        Even more pathetic MrE is that people actually voted for her because her ravings were understood by the lunatic base and they thought she was their kind of stupid.
        Scary to see someone that disgusting get so close to winning a governorship.

          MrE in reply to 4fun. | August 20, 2019 at 10:02 pm

          That’s enough pathetic for one day for me, 4fun. 😉 That statement of yours “she was their kind of stupid” got a heck of a lot of mileage in the midterms … in Queens, Minnesota and Michigan … why that could have been the campaign slogan for the squad, Mad Max, et al …

          “Vote for me! I’m your kind of stupid!” LOL!

          Milhouse in reply to 4fun. | August 21, 2019 at 12:58 am

          Or as Roman Hruska put it, mediocre people are entitled to a little representation, aren’t they?

Gotta be a lot of free food involved to keep her on the trail. What a beast.


The dogs bark but the caravan moves on.

Let’s hope she won’t concede to Type II diabetes

‘Unfair system’ is dog whistle for “By any means necessary.”

What a pathetic asshole. Just another race-baiting huckster in the mold of Al Sharpton.

You know what else makes you “complicit” in the system, Abrams?

Running in it for office in the first place. But somehow, that didn’t stop you from running, did it?

…has turned being a BIG FAT sore loser into almost an art form.


Sometimes democracy is a burden and not viable.

“when I run an organization that in 10 days between election night and the night I refuse to concede we receive more than 50,000 phone calls for people who were denied the right to vote I am complicit if I say that that system is fair,” Abrams said.

Even if one accepts the ludicrous premise that every single one of those 50,000 people were denied the right to vote, Abrams lost by 55,000 votes, so she still would not have won the election.

Go away, already.

“Because concession means to say that the process was fair… I am complicit if I say that that system is fair.”

” and because i refuse to admit that the people of georgia didn’t want my fat black ass for their governor.”

2smartforlibs | August 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm

BY not conceding you’re a loon.

This is her only chance to have people look at her, listen to her, and pretend not to laugh at her. She’s milking it.

How does this woman make a living, pay the rent, etc? As far as I know, whining does not constitute a stable income.

It’s not settled until the Democrat wins.

Here’s a thought, why don’t you and Sleepy / Gropin Joe just concede 2020 now. Since are fat and lazy you can save yourself the trouble of traveling the country, you and Joe can split the campaign funds because Joe is all about the money, plus Joe is so far gone that you could tell him you actually campaigned in all 57 states and he did a great job but Trump is a racist and prevented people from voting. There you go Stacey, wrapped in a bundle for you – and you’ll be rich!

OnTheLeftCoast | August 20, 2019 at 3:20 pm

To be fair, the Delusional American community is large and increasingly well represented in Congress. She is part of the vanguard.

It’s not over till the fat lady sings!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gonzotx. | August 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    But that Fat Lady’s been singing for a year.

    Give her the HOOK!

    fredp0444 in reply to gonzotx. | August 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Really? Well this fat lady is singing and singing and singing and no one is listening to her tune! Get off the state you fool!

I want to see this follow her forever, or until she concedes, whichever comes first.

I want every television program she appears on to introduce her as “Candidate for Georgia governor in the upcoming 2018 election, Stacey Abrams.”

And close her out with, “Be sure to vote for Stacey in the 2018 Georgia election last November.”

I’d like to see her name appear on the 2022 Georgia ballot as “2018 candidate”. If she wins, she can figure out how to start her term of office in 2019 while the rest of the state moves on into 2023.

I want temporal whiplash (where people get dizzy from the constant inference to past events as if they haven’t happened yet) to become a condition they name after her. (ANCS – Abrams Non-Concession Syndrome – has a nice ring.)

If she’s going to make herself a public figure AND continue to live in 2018, people should be aware.

A sore loser, is still a LOSER!! Deal with it.

OleDirtyBarrister | August 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm

The system is unfair to her because white people with property and money get to vote.

She has failed at everything else but is surprised she lost the race for governor. Why would she seem so entitled?

She was admitted to Yale Law under the moanback advancement program, was hired into a big firm under the moanback advancement program, and washed out of the firm. She also has financial problems and no savings. They gave her everything despite the fact that she did not earn it, so I suppose we should understand her sense of entitlement.

(Moanback is short for what the guy that stands behind the truck says, “Moan back! Moan back!”)

The Friendly Grizzly | August 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

OldDirtyBarrister: you defined the problem. Everything was given everything despite the lack of intelligence, diligence, or ability to be much more than, say, a secretary, or the one who runs the mail room.

In short: affirmative action bit get on the bee-hind but she hasn’t the presence of mind to realize it.

10’ll get you 20 that the inscription on Stacy Abrams’ tombstone will read:

Here Lies Stacey Abrams
I Still Think I’m Governor of Georgia.

No, actually, conceding would make you a normal person. Can’t have that,now, can we?

Exactly like every Demoncrat loser!! They lose and holler the system is rigged. The only rigged system is the Demoncrats stealing elections to win.

176lbs? One leg maybe.

The threat to democracy is not coming from the right, but from the left.

She craves attention. So let’s make her the official face of affirmative action and entitlement. (It doesn’t have to be permanent)

At this point, who cares?
She’s a totally narcissistic nutjob!

Do these annoying Democrats actually think that there is no possible way they can loose an election? What is their thought process?

Gee I could not possibly loose, therefore the system is broken and must be changed so i can take my rightful place as a winner!