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Stacey Abrams insists ‘it’s wrong’ to compare her refusal to give in in 2018 with Trump saying election stolen: Democrat rejects comparisons as she falls EIGHT POINTS behind Brian Kemp
- Democrat Stacey Abrams rejected comparisons to Donald Trump because her complaints were with ‘access’ to the ballot box rather than ‘fraudulent outcomes’
- She was praised in The View late last week for saying she ‘didn’t win’ in 2018
- Abrams rejected criticism of her failure to admit: ‘The challenge is people always choose the language they want’
- “Her ludicrous attempts to rewrite history are easily contradicted by her own words,” a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association told DailyMail.com.
- Meanwhile, a Tuesday poll shows her with 42% of the vote, while incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp has 50% of the vote.
Democrat Stacey Abrams dismissed comparisons between her refusal to concede the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race and Donald Trump’s claims that he won the 2020 election Monday night.
She said it was “wrong” to compare her to Trump because her complaints were with “access” to the ballot box rather than “fraudulent outcomes,” Abrams said. 19th News.
Meanwhile, the progressive activist’s chances of winning the seat in 2022 appear equally slim — a new poll in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday shows Abrams trailing incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp by 8 percent.
Kemp narrowly beat Abrams for the Atlanta governor’s mansion in 2018 by a 1.4 percent margin.
Abrams refused to admit the race, a position she has affirmed and defended several times in the intervening years.
While acknowledging that Kemp was now governor of Georgia, she suggested that he had also worked to suppress turnout in his role as secretary of state — a position that oversees elections statewide. She filed a lawsuit over it in 2019, arguing that Peach State Republican officials “grossly mismanaged the election.”
“The issues I raised in 2018 were not based on making me the governor,” Abrams said. “No lawsuit filed would have reversed or changed the outcome of the election.”
A new poll shows Georgian Republican Governor Brian Kemp leading by eight points over Democrat Stacey Abrams with less than 50 days until the midterm elections
“My point was that access to the elections was flawed and I refuse to allow a system that denies citizens entry. That’s quite different from someone claiming fraudulent results.’
She then took a jab at the Republicans who challenged her for criticizing Trump for his baseless 2020 fraud claims, while suggesting that 2018 had been stolen from her.
“The challenge is that people always choose the language they want to use to make the points they need,” Abrams said. “And I’m sorry people can only listen to four seconds of a speech and not the whole 15 seconds.”
“But what I think is absolutely crucial is that we don’t allow ourselves to confuse access and result.”
Abrams was praised last week by former Trump aide Alyssa Farah Griffin for saying on the show she “didn’t win” the race — nearly three years after it took place. Griffin said to her, “May I thank you for admitting you didn’t win.”
The Republican Governors Association told DailyMail.com it was a “laughable attempt to rewrite history.”
In 2018, Stacey Abrams shouted loudly to all of Georgia, ‘I can’t give in.’ Her laughable attempts to rewrite history are easily contradicted by her own words on video,” said Maddie Anderson, the RGA regional press secretary.
Abrams explained the difference between her and Trump’s claims in an interview: “My point was that election access was flawed, and I refuse to allow a system that allows citizens to be denied entry. That is quite different from someone claiming fraudulent outcome’
She is in a rematch against Kemp (pictured) after losing 1.4 percent to him in 2018
“My advice to Abrams is to continue with MSNBC and The View, two willing partners in her quest to lie to Georgian voters about her track record.”
Meanwhile, Tuesday’s poll shows Kemp’s lead over Abrams growing by less than 50 days until Election Day.
Fifty percent of voters polled said they supported the governor, while 42 percent supported Abrams.
A 54 percent majority also said they approve of Kemp’s job as governor.
In Georgia, candidates need a majority of votes — rather than multiples — to avoid a runoff.
Tuesday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll is a damning projection for Democrats in the state at large.
In the Senate race, where Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock is seeking a full term after winning a January 2021 special election, he will follow Trump-backed Republican Herschel Walker.
Walker gauges 46 percent of support, while Warnock has 44 percent.