Tech giant Amazon announced Wedesday its funding of an activist documentary for Stacey Abrams, the latest losing Democrat candidate for governor of Georgia. Since her loss in 2018, Abrams has claimed without evidence that she really won the election, and her opponent Brian Kemp tampered with the results through voter suppression.
“I have no empirical evidence that I would have achieved a higher number of votes,” Abrams announced following her loss. “However, I have sufficient and I think legally sufficient doubt about the process to say that it was not a fair election.”
Since her loss by 50,000 votes, no evidence has emerged supporting this claim. This has not stopped Amazon from putting its resources into amplifying her version of events.
“In this critical election year, Stacey’s expertise and fearless stance against voter suppression will resonate strongly with audiences everywhere and can inspire positive change,” announced Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. According to the company, the movie will “interweave personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning.”
Abrams will direct and star in the movie.
Supporters of Abrams noted hundreds of thousands of citizens were unregistered to vote prior to the election, which is true in every state, and that tens of thousands were awaiting registration. State officials responded by showing those unregistered were never stopped from voting, and themselves chose not to participate in the election, as millions of Americans do every year.
The film will have a theatrical run prior to the election, where voters may well be deciding whether to vote for Abrams as Joe Biden’s vice president. Abrams has mounted an unprecedented campaign for Biden to choose her as his running mate. Biden has said he will pick his veep based on race and sex rather than qualifications for the job of being second in line for the presidency of the most powerful country in the world.
This so-called documentary is not the only political entertainment being prepped to launch before November. Wednesday, Showtime released the first look for “The Comey Rule,” which will set a heroic James Comey as the titular main character during the Russia Investigation. The dramatic TV special will be set during the “chaotic first months of the Trump presidency where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.”
The Amazon funded feature-length take on Abrams’s claims is currently in post-production and will be released prior to the 2020 election.