Stacey Abrams, who served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, has now run a race for governor, steeped in dignity and indicative of a deep passion and love for her state and all its people. A member of the Democratic Party, she has fought an historic battle against Georgia State Secretary Brian Kemp, in this gubernatorial race that has been fraught with controversy including overt voter suppression.
Kemp, who in his conflict of interest position of State Secretary, clearly has the power to suppress votes. He should not be the one overseeing this outcome:
In a media call Wednesday, Abrams’ campaign advised that it’s “digging in for the long haul and exploring all options” following a tight race with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. They believe they are 15,539 votes short of a runoff as of 9:52 a.m.
In a climate of clear attempts to suppress votes, where Kemp was taken to court to prevent him from overseeing the very election in which he is a candidate and where he lost a case to suppress votes through tight ID laws, and where Abrams continues to receive white supremacist threats, she is asserting her commitment to fight tooth and nail so that every single and the very last vote is properly counted. Her stand indicates she has the courage and tenacity not to let her supporters and State down when she promised that everyone will be seen!
Here is her letter sent out to supporters today:
When Georgians chose me as their Democratic nominee for governor, I made a vow: In our Georgia, no one will be unseen, unheard, or uninspired.
We know fulfilling that vow will take effort. It takes commitment to the whole truth. It takes hard work. But as I told you then, hard work is in our bones – and we have proven that every day on this campaign.
We will continue to work hard until the very end. We will fight for every vote, just like I will fight for every Georgian as Governor. And that means keeping our eyes on the process to ensure that this election is conducted fairly.
We have some of the best legal minds in the country ready to make sure every vote is counted, but we need your help. Will you make a donation right away to support our legal team through this final stretch?
In Georgia, civil rights has always been an act of will and a battle for our souls. And because we have been fighting this fight since our beginnings, we have learned a fundamental truth: Democracy only works when we work for it.
Tonight, we have closed the gap between yesterday and tomorrow. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I know I can count on you to see this campaign through to the end.
We’re in this fight together,
Let us keep donating so that we can keep this fight going. No one said it would be easy. She has already accomplished the impossible. Let us show her that all of America is with her through this imperative commitment to the people.
By Melanie Nathan,
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