Stacey Abrams, Still Believing She Was Robbed of Election, Launches 'Fair Fight 2020'

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 11:00 AM
Stacey Abrams, Still Believing She Was Robbed of Election, Launches 'Fair Fight 2020'

Source: AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton

Democrat Stacey Abrams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Georgia governor last year. If you ask her, it only failed because it was unfair. She and many of her supporters maintain that voter suppression stole the election out of her rightful hands. 

The Republican prevailed with 1,978,408 votes over Abrams's 1,923,685 votes. But even with the 55,000-vote deficit, Abrams didn't concede. In fact, last April, she started claiming she'd won.

Kemp was also the secretary of state at the time of the election, and Abrams argued he should have resigned that post. Her group, Fair Fight, sued the state for what they said was “gross mismanagement" of an election that included far too many voting irregularities.

She's taken her grievance nationwide in a new effort to combat voter suppression. Fair Fight 2020, which she launched in Las Vegas this week, will be featured in 20 battleground states.

The program, Fair Fight 2020, is a multimillion-dollar effort to set up “voter protection” programs in a group of mostly battleground states. Abrams told the cheering audience that she will use her “very, very loud voice” through next year to promote the venture. 

“My mission is to make sure that no one has to go through in 2020 what we had to go through in 2018,” she told an audience of hundreds at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Abrams's new effort also confirms that she's not going to join the race for the White House. She was reportedly toying with the idea. But, her initiative does offer credence to reports that she's going to challenge Gov. Kemp again in 2022.

She also left open the possibility of accepting the eventual Democratic nominee's vice presidential ticket.