Stacey Abrams may very well become the next governor of Georgia.
However, not only did Abrams say a “blue wave” in November will consist of illegal aliens, but an unearthed report shows Abrams setting the Georgia flag ablaze during a protest in her youth.
This doesn’t look good.
From The Hill:
A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday.
Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.
She was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta at the time and now her role in the protest is being reexamined as she faces a close race with her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
The rivals are scheduled for their first debate on Tuesday.
The June 14, 1992 protest was documented in the local section of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution newspaper the following day.
Abrams later spoke to the newspaper again a few weeks later and described the backlash from the initial article.
She reportedly gave an example of a woman who called her to argue the Confederate flag was a symbol of Southern heritage. Black people who did not like it could “get the hell out,” Abrams recalled.
Does Abrams not know that illegals can’t vote?
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams: Democrats' "blue wave" in November would be comprised of those who are "documented and undocumented" pic.twitter.com/fG1zG79VkT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 12, 2018
More on Abrams:
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign is calling on Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to resign following a report his office is using a controversial verification law to effectively suppress the minority vote in their race to become the state’s next governor.
The demand from the Abrams campaign comes in response to an Associated Press report on records it obtained showing Georgia has put a hold on more than 53,000 voter registration applications — nearly seven-in-ten of them belonging to African Americans — because they failed to clear the state’s “exact match” standard.
Under the policy, even the most minor discrepancy — like a typo or missing letter — between a voter’s registration and their drivers license, social security or state ID cards can be flagged.
“As he has done for years, Brian Kemp is maliciously wielding the power of his office to suppress the vote for political gain and silence the voices of thousands of eligible voters — the majority of them people of color,” Abrams spokeswoman Abigail Collazo said in a statement.
Collazo pushed for Kemp to step down “so that Georgia voters can have confidence that their Secretary of State competently and impartially oversee this election.” Georgia Democrats were rebuffed when they made a similar request earlier in the year.
Kemp’s campaign maintains voters whose names were tied up in the system would still be able to either sort out the documentation at elections sites or, if not, cast provisional ballots. It also touted the state’s growing rolls, saying they were likely to surpass 7 million once the final numbers came in following Tuesday’s registration deadline.
“While outside agitators disparage this office and falsely attack us, we have kept our head down and remained focused on ensuring secure, accessible, and fair elections for all voters,” Kemp said in a statement. “The fact is that it has never been easier to register to vote and get engaged in the electoral process in Georgia, and we are incredibly proud to report this new record.”
Abrams, who became a national Democratic star during her primary campaign, is vying to become the first black woman elected governor in any state. She is running neck-and-neck with Kemp, with most recent polling and analysis predicting a toss-up on Election Day. Republicans have held the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2003.
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