Stacey Abrams has shot down comparisons between her refusal to concede her loss in a governor’s race to now Governor Brian Kemp and President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden.
“[I] t’s not simply different circumstances. It’s apples and bowling balls,” Abrams told ABC’s Martha Raddatz Sunday on “This Week.”
“I pointed out that there were a series of actions taken that impeded the ability of voters to cast their ballots. And in almost every one of those circumstances, the courts agreed, as did the state legislature,” she told Raddatz.
“By contrast, President Trump has lost every single one of his challenges in the State of Georgia and he has no evidence. In fact, an audit — the fourth, I think, of this election found that there was zero fraud in our signature match process,” Abrams said. “One person … inadvertently signed for husband against the rules but otherwise we know that the signatures match and that the process works.”
In December 2018, Abrams Abrams vowed to fight on and to not concede in the aftermath of the mistiest midterms Georgia has seen.
“You’re going to have a chance to do a do-over,” she said at the time. “Votes remain to be counted… There are voices waiting to be heard. Across our state folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots, and we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach.”
“I promise you tonight we’re going to make sure that every vote is counted. Every single vote! Every vote’s getting counted!” she said.
Abrams’ claims came amid reports of widespread voter suppression — a claim Kemp has always denied. Abrams is credited with flipping the state of Georgia blue in the November elections, and she has been working hard to do the same in the Jan. 6 runoff in the state.