Stacey Abrams refuted criticism from Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, which drew similarities between the former governor-designate’s 2018 election challenges and Donald Trump’s current efforts to undermine the results of this year’s presidential election race.
He talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper during a Sunday appearance The state of the Union, Abrams recently dealt with a series of claims offered by Raffensperger Wall Street Journal op-ed, noting, “He never listened to what I said.”
The Republican official, who has the ultimate authority on Georgia’s election affairs, suggested that Trump’s current efforts to counter the loss to elected president Joe Biden be in line with Abrams ’actions after losing Governor Brian Kemp in 2018.
“The creation of the playbook, followed by President Trump’s letter, Ms Abrams refused to agree, announced significant lawsuits against Georgia’s electoral system and began collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from donors who were convinced the election was stolen,” Raffensperger wrote. , who became a popular target among Republicans and claimed, without evidence, that the result of the presidential election was illegal.
In response to his criticism of Raffensperger, Abrams told Tapper on Sunday: “I said the election was stolen from Georgian voters because under previous Foreign Minister Brian Kemp … 1.4 million voters were evicted from the roll, thousands from the electorate. suffrage denied due to exact match “
“There were thousands of voters who were rejected through a missing ballot and an unequal interim voting process,” the woman continued. “And what he’s complaining about is the loss we’ve suffered that has successfully solved those challenges.”
Following the 2018 governor’s election, Abrams acknowledged that Kemp would “qualify as a winner” in a public speech replacing an official concession speech, Quartz reported. He clarified that the address was “not a concessional speech.”
“A concession means that we recognize an action as right, true, or right. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot afford it. But my view is that the law does not currently allow further viable remedies,” Abrams said at the time.
In the speech, it was alleged that the mass repression of voters in Georgia contributed to the outcome of the election of governor, which later investigations found to be true.
Trump is constantly trying to challenge the outcome of the November presidential election through a number of lawsuits in which state and local officials have been insulted and charged with fraud. The vast majority of the legal steps in his campaign, including several aimed at overturning his proven track record in Georgia’s Biden, have already been rejected in court.
“There’s absolutely nothing commensurate with what I did and Donald Trump’s attempt,” Abrams said Sunday. “My mission has been very clear since I was 17. That will extend access to voting rights to those who are eligible to vote in our country, and especially in the state of Georgia.”
Newsweek Raffensperger turned to his office for a comment, but did not receive responses in time for publication.