For months, Stacey Abrams and many of her friends in the Democratic party have been pushing the false idea that she didn’t really lose the 2018 race for governor of Georgia. She did.
Now 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg has jumped on board.
Buttigieg says Stacey Abrams was robbed in Georgia governor’s race
Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday that Stacey Abrams was robbed of the governorship of Georgia, blaming voter suppression for her narrow loss last year.
“Stacey Abrams ought to be the governor of Georgia,” Buttigieg said to applause at the Democratic National Committee’s African American Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
“When racially motivated voter suppression is permitted, when districts are drawn so that politicians get to choose their voters instead of the other way around, when money is allowed to outvote people in this country, we cannot truly say we live in a democracy,” he continued.
Abrams, who lost to Republican Brian Kemp, was edged out by fewer than 55,000 votes, but still made history as the first African American woman to secure the Democratic nomination for governor.
Watch the video below:
.@PeteButtigieg: “Stacey Abrams ought to be the governor of Georgia. When racially motivated voter suppression is permitted … when money is allowed to outvote people in this country, we cannot truly say we live in a democracy." pic.twitter.com/hvsnEtCf4d
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 6, 2019
Check out some of the Twitter reactions to this via Twitchy:
Georgia had record turnout in 2018, smashing previous midterm marks. Whoever was "suppressing" the vote did an awful job. https://t.co/Vk9OSVYrZt
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) June 6, 2019
More delegitimizing American election resultshttps://t.co/gRzQKwMO8f
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 6, 2019
His pandering is beyond his years as a politician.
— Scotty B (@ScottishDuke) June 6, 2019
Thought I could like this guy, but he’s just the same ole typical progressive
— Jim Foster (@JimboFoster92) June 6, 2019
Does everyone remember this?
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election.
That’s a direct threat to our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016