Stacey Abrams, who has yet to concede her 2018 loss to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, said on CNN this week that Republicans cannot win elections without suppressing the vote. Keep in mind, of course, that in DemocratWorld, “suppressing the vote” means making sure that valid votes are counted, only people who are alive and eligible can cast their ballots, and so forth. Indeed, any measure meant to secure the sanctity of a free and fair election is castigated as “voter suppression” by the left. One has to wonder why simple and reasonable barriers to vote (like ID) pose such a problem to Democrats and their chances at the polls.
“I want to ask you a big picture question here because, you know, the president still denies the outcome of this election,” said CNN host Jim Sciutto. “And Republicans around the country are drawing on that to already begin writing up voting restrictions, right, to bring back some of the voter expansion measures we saw in this cycle, including mail-in ballots, et cetera. Do you see that effort ticking up again after this cycle in state legislatures around the country where, frankly, Republicans have an enormous advantage? And, if so, what are you going to do about it?”
“We’re going to do what we’ve been doing, which is we are going to work to mitigate voter suppression,” Abrams said. “You are absolutely right that when voter suppression was put on its heels in the 2020 election, through the work of Fair Fight 2020 and other organizations around the country, we saw voters turn out in record numbers and in record composition in Michigan, in Wisconsin, in Pennsylvania, in Arizona, here in Georgia.
“When we create access to the right to vote for eligible citizens, more people participate,” she continued. “And Republicans do not know how to win without voter suppression as one of their tools. That’s why we see True the Vote down here in Georgia challenging 364,000 voters nine days before — eight days before the election because voter suppression is their modus operandi.”
But is this true? Or is this just Abrams trying to make excuses for fraudulent activism? After all, her New Georgia Project voter registration group is currently under investigation by Georgia authorities on suspicions of trying to “aggressively register ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters” for the upcoming runoff elections. It makes a lot of sense, politically, to get out in front of any such charges by complaining about Republicans and their commitment to suppressing the vote.
We’re not sure how many average Americans buy into this story, but we can certainly always count on news outlets like CNN to take the propaganda and run.