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  • Kamala Harris claims Democrats Gillum, Abrams would have won in 2018 'without voter suppression'

    05/07/2019 7:44:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., claimed Sunday that former Democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum would have won in 2018 if not for "voter suppression." “Let’s say this loud and clear: Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia; Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida," she said before calling for a new voting rights act. Harris, a 2020 hopeful, made those comments while appearing at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Detroit. In a statement on Twitter, Harris similarly called for automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday.
  • Beto O'Rourke says he'd put Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression

    05/04/2019 8:26:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/4/2019 | Emily Tillett, Tim Perry
    Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke says he'd put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression if elected president. Speaking to supporters in Fort Worth on Friday, O'Rourke said he had a conversation on the subject with the rising star in the Democratic Party. "I called her to thank her for all the work that she's doing on voting rights. And making sure that every person in this country can vote. And that every vote counts in this country," O'Rourke said. "We talked about how in our states of the former Confederacy, really ever since the...
  • Stacey Abrams Declares 'We Don't Have to Concede Elections Anymore'

    05/03/2019 9:16:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 3, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Okay, so remember when Donald Trump said, half-jokingly, that he would accept the 2016 results…if he wins? The media went has a spastic attack, Trump was a threat to the country, a threat to our institution, but it’s okay; Hillary was going to win. Well, that blew up in their faces. So, what happens when the Democrats do it? There’s a deafening silence. It’s expected. But failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has become the gold standard when it comes to the Left throwing a tantrum over election losses. She says she didn’t lose, but in fact, “won” the...
  • Abrams won't run for Senate seat(Georgia).

    04/30/2019 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Conserv · 46 replies
    Former Democratic state legislative leader Stacey Abrams will not challenge Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) next year, a blow to Democrats who hoped to make inroads in a state Republicans have controlled for nearly two decades.
  • Abrams: I’m Comfortable Saying ‘I Won’ Georgia Governor’s Race Because ‘Something Happened’

    04/29/2019 1:14:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 29, 2019 10:05 am | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams said she is comfortable saying "I won" the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election because "something happened" regarding voter suppression to push Republican Brian Kemp to victory. In an interview with New York Times Magazine, Abrams said she continues to claim victory because of the "totality of information" about the election and also because she transformed the Georgia electorate. Abrams lost by nearly 55,000 votes to Kemp in the closest Georgia governor's race in decades, but she earned nearly 50,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton did in the state in 2016 and won more votes than any Democrat in...
  • Stacey Abrams Meets with Hillary Clinton Ahead of Possible 2020 Presidential Run

    04/12/2019 3:03:32 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2019 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Stacey Abrams, failed Democrat candidate for Georgia governor, met with Hillary Clinton, failed Democrat candidate for president, on Thursday. “It was such a joy to spend some time with you today!” Clinton wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for being a voice for voting rights and so much else”. Despite losing in Georgia, Abrams is considering a run for president in 2020 and is meeting with prominent Democrats to discuss her political future. Since her loss, she has continued complaining that she did not lose, even though her opponent had about 55,000 more votes than she had.
  • Stacey Abrams: Georgia Fetal Heartbeat Bill Is ‘Evil’

    04/08/2019 4:19:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the Georgia “fetal heartbeat” bill that would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat was “evil.” While discussing a potential filming boycott in Georgia if the bill becomes law, Abrams said, “We have to be a state that is not only friendly to businesses we have to be friendly to the women who work in businesses. You should not have to worry about you ability to controlling your bodily autonomy because the governor has pushed such an abominable and evil bill that...
  • Dem Stacey Abrams still not conceding defeat, claims GOP stole Georgia election

    04/03/2019 11:34:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams questioned the legitimacy of her 2018 loss during an event in New York City on Wednesday, saying she refuses to concede the race to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, while accusing 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 would have been the first African-American woman...
  • Stacey Abrams as the next Barack Obama?

    03/23/2019 6:40:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/23/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    By now, most of you have likely heard that former Vice President Joe Biden is close to announcing his plans to run for the presidency for the third time. Beyond that, he’s reportedly requested a meeting with failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, with a mind toward locking her in as his running mate from day one. I’ve already chimed in on why naming a running mate more than a year in advance is a bad idea in general, but specifically picking Abrams might compound the problem even further. Tiana Lowe, writing at the Washington Examiner, expands on the reasons...
  • Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

    03/23/2019 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/19 | ELANA SCHOR
    Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president "has an enormous amount of respect for" Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. "But," Russo tweeted, "these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple." Abrams' spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams "enjoyed meeting" with Biden but "there was no grand plan hatched" and she...
  • Scoop: Biden advisers debate Stacey Abrams as out-of-the-gate VP choice

    03/21/2019 3:03:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Axios ^ | 2-21-2019 | Axios
    Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president. Why it matters: The popular Georgia Democrat, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket — showing voters, in the words of a close source, that Biden "isn't just another old white guy." Show less But the decision poses considerable risk, and some advisers are flatly opposed. Some have pointed out that in a Democratic debate, he could be asked why...
  • Omar grills Trump envoy to Venezuela after botching his name

    02/13/2019 11:20:14 PM PST · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    <p>U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., blasted President Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela on Wednesday over his history of supporting right-wing governments in Latin America and his guilty plea in 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress but started by called him the wrong name.</p>
  • Stacey Abrams SOTU Response Was Bizarre (And It's Based on Lies)

    02/06/2019 12:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams prepared the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Going into it, none of us really knew what to expect but honestly, the bar wasn't set too high. Abrams never conceded to Brian Kemp and she's continually pushed the idea that "voter suppression" (not the people's voice) is what kept her from winning her bid for governor of Georgia. Although the Democrats might not have known exactly what President Trump was going to address on Tuesday night, whoever wrote her speech cast a really, really wide net. She mentioned issues Trump didn't even touch on,...
  • Stacey Abrams and her ZOMBIE ARMY

    02/05/2019 11:35:58 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 25 replies
    Stacey Abrams gave the Democrat Party rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union speech last night. The content was predictable and the delivery reasonably competent, but the interesting aspect of the speech was the decision to green screen Abrams and project her image onto video of a nebulous audience, which were apparently standing in a studio in another location, giving the broadcast a weird Photoshopped aura. Compounding his mistake, the director kept the audience image blurred, so that they seemed to loom ominously behind Ms. Abrams, freedom-eating zombies waiting to pounce. Maybe the Democrat Party should get some help...
  • Stacey Abrams, in State of the Union response

    02/05/2019 10:21:47 PM PST · by budj · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and a rising Democratic star, blamed President Trump for the partial government shutdown in her response to the State of the Union address -- calling the shutdown a "stunt" and its impact on federal workers a "disgrace."
  • 'Bona fide leader' of Democrats, Stacey Abrams to counter Trump speech

    02/05/2019 9:57:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2019 | by Ginger Gibson
    WASHINGTON - Stacey Abrams, who nearly became both the first African-American and first woman to be governor of Georgia, will deliver the Democrats’ response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, test-driving the party’s 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump. After losing a Southern state that Trump won in 2016 by less than 60,000 votes in November, Abrams has emerged as a “bona fide leader” among Democrats, said Jaime Harrison, a senior counselor and co-chair of the Democratic National Committee. “The 2020 folks will be listening to her and looking to what they can adopt to their message...
  • Secretary Pompeo News Conference on Venezuela

    01/27/2019 10:39:11 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    c-span ^ | October 18, 1988 | Cable Staff
    Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams discussed relations between the US and Central American countries. Longish but amazing. Worth every bit.
  • Former U.S. diplomat Abrams to lead efforts on Venezuela

    01/26/2019 9:22:26 AM PST · by billorites · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2019 | Eric Beech and Lesley Wroughton
    Former U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams will lead U.S. efforts on Venezuela, where Washington has recognized an opposition leader as the legitimate president, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “Elliott will be a true asset to our mission to help the Venezuelan people fully restore democracy and prosperity to their country,” Pompeo said in announcing Abrams’ appointment. He said Abrams would accompany him to the United Nations on Saturday for a Security Council meeting on Venezuela where the U.S. will press other countries to support opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim head of state. Abrams, appearing...
  • Abrams, Gillum oppose Trump judicial pick in North Carolina

    11/27/2018 9:36:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 27, 2018
    After losing close governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say in a joint statement Tuesday that the Senate should reject Thomas Farr’s nomination to a district court in North Carolina. The Democrats say Farr has a “discriminatory ideology” that threatens the voting rights of nonwhites. …
  • Abrams Continues Media Tour, Unloads on ‘Insidious’ Kemp After Georgia Election Loss

    11/21/2018 7:11:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | David Rutz
    While Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is continuing to unload on Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp since losing the election last week, he's not firing back, saying what she does with her time is her own business. Abrams acknowledged defeat 10 days after the election on Friday, trailing by nearly 55,000 votes and more than 17,000 votes short of forcing a runoff. However, she did not give a normal concession speech, blasting her opponent as an architect of voter suppression and saying the "state failed its voters." Since announcing the formation of a new group called "Fair Fight Georgia" and...