Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate and residential fake governor, Stacey Abrams, suffered a decisive defeat at the ballot box on Tuesday after getting blown out by the state’s real GOP governor, Brian Kemp. Kemp’s Tuesday victory represents the second election in which the Georgia Republican trounced Abrams, with the first instance being in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial race.
As of this article’s publication, Kemp leads Abrams by more than 300,000 votes with roughly 88 percent of the total votes tabulated. Assuming Kemp manages to receive more than 50 percent of the vote, the contest will not head to a runoff. The race was a major waste of money for Abrams, who raised nearly $100 million in her failed 2022 bid, compared to the roughly $69 million raised by Kemp.
Despite Kemp winning by roughly 55,000 votes in 2018, Abrams has repeatedly asserted through the years that the contest was illegitimate due to nonexistent voter suppression. In what should have been her concession speech, Abrams told a crowd of supporters shortly after the 2018 contest that “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper” and that “as a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede.”
Since then, Abrams has used her various interviews with left-wing legacy media outlets to further promote her unfounded claims. During an April 2019 interview with The New York Times, for example, Abrams told the outlet that while she recognizes that “Brian Kemp secured a sufficient number of votes” under Georgia’s 2018 election system, she does not “concede that the process was proper” or “condone that process.”
The Georgia Democrat went on to repeat similar remarks later that year during an August 2019 interview with CBS News, saying that “concession means to say that the process was fair, but when I run an organization that in 10 days between election night and the night I refuse to concede we receive more than 50,000 phone calls for people who were denied the right to vote I am complicit if I say that that system is fair.”
Try as she might to excuse her horribly run 2018 campaign, Abrams’ phony claims were put to bed back in September when a federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama ruled that Georgia’s 2018 election laws did not violate the constitutional rights of state voters. In his opinion, Judge Steve Jones noted that while “Georgia’s election system is not perfect,” the “challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the [Voting Rights Act of 1965]” and that the plaintiffs — one of which was an organization aligned with Abrams — did not meet the burden of proof with respect to their claims that the laws hindered Georgians’ ability to vote.