Stacey Abrams lost the governor race for Georgia. There is no disputing this fact. Unless you’re Stacey Abrams, that is.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Abrams Still Refuses to Accept Defeat in Georgia Governor’s Race: ‘I Did Win My Election’
Vanquished Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.) boasted about never conceding her race against Gov. Brian Kemp (R.) Thursday and claimed “I did win my election.”
Abrams never officially conceded defeat in her bitterly fought race with Kemp, claiming the former secretary of state in Georgia engaged in systematic voter suppression—although the number of voters participating in the governor’s race nearly doubled from 2014 to 2018—and claimed it was not a “free or fair election.”
At an event Thursday, Abrams was asked by a tracker if she would ever concede to Kemp. She appeared to remain silent, but she said inside that she’d told the tracker “no.”
“I did win my election,” she said, according to ABC News reporter Adam Kelsey. “I just didn’t get to have the job.”
See the tweet below:
Stacey Abrams, fresh off her meeting with Joe Biden earlier today in DC, said someone outside asked if she’s ever going to concede the Georgia gubernatorial election.
“I said, ‘no.’” pic.twitter.com/D0teC7VgEA
— Adam Kelsey (@adamkelsey) March 14, 2019
And guess who Stacey Abrams recently met with in private in Washington. Joe Biden. What are they up to?
The Washington Examiner reports:
2020 powwow? Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams meet in Washington
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams met in Washington, D.C. Thursday.
The two are both potential 2020 presidential contenders, with Biden expected to announce a run soon and Abrams still undecided.
The meeting, reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, came after mixed signals from Abrams. She said Monday she wasn’t going to run but a day later reversed course, saying a 2020 bid was “definitely on the table.”
Abrams, 45, who was the Democratic minority leader in the Georgia House, lost a 2018 run for governor against Republican Brian Kemp. She is a rising figure in Democratic politics and gave her party’s response to President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union.
If Biden, 76, a white male who has spent nearly 50 years in Washington, were to win the Democratic nomination then Abrams would be a natural vice-presidential pick to “balance” the party ticket.
Biden knows he can’t win the Democratic nomination as an old white guy. But if the left believes he’ll pick Abrams as his VP, that might change things. At least that’s what he’s probably thinking.