As you well know, we are in a major election year. For failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, that means there’s a chance to take on Brian Kemp for a second time, hopefully ousting him from Georgia’s governor’s mansion.
Of course, that means she also has to win. And, according to practically every poll in existence, that’s not looking likely. In fact, in all but one recent poll, she’s lagging behind Kemp, most by about four to five percentage points.
As the New York Times points out, she is even trailing Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, who is seeking his first full term in the Upper House.
But wait, according to Abrams, she’s God’s gift to Georgia and the world. She alone deserves the title of governor, especially since it was stolen from her in 2018 by Kemp. So why is she not doing so well in the polls?
Well, for starters, all that about her election being stolen from her has soured quite a bit over the years since. In 2018, when it first occurred, her claims of the election being both racist and sexist did well with Democratic voters. She immediately began making bank on events where she was honored as one of the party’s should-have-beens.
But in 2020, with the ousting of former president Donald Trump by Joe Biden, that all started to deteriorate. Namely, because Trump’s claims were pretty much the same. According to him, Democrats had censored right-wing voices and votes, allowing Biden to take the lead in the most curious of circumstances.
Democrats, as you well know, assert that no such thing happened. In fact, according to most, the presidential election of 2020 was the most secure, accessible, and honest our nation has ever seen. Of course, they also claim that Trump is just a sore loser.
Naturally, this would call into question other claims of stolen elections, such as Abrams’s supposedly unfair loss. Could it be that she, too, is just a sore loser and looking to blame anyone else but herself? If the party rejects this logic, they would then have to accept that voter fraud and social media censorship may, in fact, have affected the results of the 2020 election.
After all, that’s what Abrams said happened to her.
And so, like Hillary Clinton, she’s slowing going down in history as a wannabe. Of course, that’s not the only issue voters have with her.
Thanks to her and Trump’s claims of an unfair election, several states, including Georgia, have since changed their election/voting laws to make them more secure. But, of course, they aren’t the changes Abrams wanted.
When the changes were enacted in 2021, Abrams was one of the state’s most vehement objectors, claiming that the bill was racist and, therefore, would suppress the black vote. She even went so far as to call it “Jim Crow 2.0,” as did others such as Biden. As she and the political left continued to protest the changes, Major League Baseball and its owners decided to pull its All-Star game from Atlanta.
What this did was also pull billions in revenue from the city, where most would have gone to black-owned businesses and communities. Instead, that money went to primarily white-owned ones in Denver, Colorado.
It is noted that the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to wane, leaving whole neighborhoods and towns hurting and in desperate need of extra funds. Atlanta, with its many minority communities, was no exception.
But that didn’t stop Abrams from praising the move and any similar ones that browbeat Georgians to believe their new election laws were wrong.
Of course, now, she is much quieter on the subject in the aftermath, hoping voters might forget her past mistakes. It certainly doesn’t seem like they have, according to polls, though.
In fact, due to her lack of approval, she’s been forced to seek out more endorsements, most recently from Senator Warnock, who once praised her as part of why he currently sits in Congress. Warnock has given her support, albeit begrudgingly, as she has all but become what you might call an albatross for the party, just as Biden has.