Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams once again questioned the legitimacy of her loss in 2018 on Wednesday during an event in New York, saying she refuses to concede the race to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Then she accused the GOP of stealing the election.
“Despite the final tally and the inauguration [of Gov. Brian Kemp] and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have a very affirmative statement to make: We won,” she told the crowd at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
Abrams ran as a Democrat and lost to Kemp by more than 54,000 votes, but has repeatedly refused to concede the outcome.
“Concession needs to say something is right and true and proper,” Abrams said, according to the Washington Examiner. “You can’t trick me into saying it was right.”
Civil rights groups are accusing Kemp of suppressing low-income people and minorities of their voting rights using the state’s “exact match” law.
The law requires election officials to flag any voter registration application if the identifying information doesn’t match the voter’s information in existing records.
A group backed by Abrams filed a federal lawsuit in January over the alleged voter suppression. Kemp has denied that he disenfranchised voters for his own benefit.
Abrams’ has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Joe Biden, who is considering a 2020 Democratic White House bid.
It has also been rumored that Abrams is considering her own 2020 presidential run.
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