Stacey Abrams Has a Wild Presidential Predication for 2040

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 1:10 PM
Stacey Abrams Has a Wild Presidential Predication for 2040

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Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams predicated to FiveThirtyEight that she will become president of the United States in 2040.

Abrams was asked if the country will elect a woman president, including a black woman, in the next 20 years.

"Yes. Absolutely," Abrams said.

 "Do you think they’ll elect you?" Clare Malone asked.

"Yes, I do. That’s my plan. And I’m very pragmatic," Abrams replied.

Abrams also said she could see one of the white Democratic 2020 candidates could pick her to be vice president to balance out and appeal to more voters.

 "I accept that I exist in the political zeitgeist in a very specific way," she said.

Abrams is most famous for not conceding Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election and that she was the true winner in the race. Then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp won against Abrams by getting 1,978,408 votes, as opposed to Abrams' 1,923,685 votes.

In her speech admitting that she did not win against Kemp, Abrams did not concede because she says there was voter suppression.

"I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election. But to watch an elected official—who claims to represent the people of this state, baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote—has been truly appalling. So, to be clear, this is not a speech of concession," she said in 2018. "Concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede. But my assessment is that the law currently allows no further viable remedy."