Tag Archives: Stacey Abrams

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Brown: If Abrams Doesn’t Win, ‘They Stole It’

“If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it. It’s clear.”

— Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), quoted by The Hill, on Georgia’s race for governor.

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Georgia Governor Candidate Keeping 53,000 from Voting

53,000

“The Georgia NAACP is preparing to sue Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor, in response to a report that Kemp’s office has put on hold tens of thousands of voter registration applications, most of them from African-Americans, ahead of the election,” Politico reports. “The injunction would seek to reopen voter registration in Georgia to ensure that 53,000 registrants on hold in Kemp’s office… would be allowed to register for the upcoming election.”

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Abrams Could Be the First Black Female Governor in the U.S.

“Describe someone as ‘commanding the room’ and you generally conjure an image of gravitas — a man, likely white, in a suit, emitting soaring oratory. Abrams is a big-boned, natural-haired, youthful-looking woman with a quizzical smile and a gap between her front teeth. She’s as likely to geek out about tax policy or Star Trek as she is to summon the spirit of justice. … Yet when she speaks, all kinds of people — from black folks in rural communities to yuppie ‘resistance’ moms around Atlanta to this crowd of rough-handed electrical workers — go quiet and listen. In a Democratic Party divided and desperate for fresh faces, Abrams is already becoming a national star.”

Molly Ball