Stacey Abrams (D-GA) has announced that she is running for governor and is confident of a win. Four years ago, she also ran for the Georgia governorship. In that election, Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) just happened to be in charge of voting. And somehow, he won. But she brought in $51 million to her nonprofit since 2020, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Voting rights activist Abrams likes to deal in hard facts. She pointed to a population “larger, younger, and less white” in her state, according to an NBC News exclusive.
Stacey Abrams added:
‘Georgia is growing and it is changing. New voters, especially young people and people of color, have catalyzed the political transformation of our state, and the numbers speak for themselves:
‘2012 (-7.8%), 2014 (-7.6%), 2016 (-5.1%), 2018 (-1.4%), 2020 (+0.2%), 2021 (+1.2 and +2.0%).’
The gubernatorial candidate and vote-getting powerhouse registered almost 1.3 million voters since her 2018 run, and nearly 250,000 since November 2020. Of those 47 percent are people of color, 31.6 percent are Black, and 43 percent of them are under 30:
‘There is a clear trajectory that has been present for a decade that is continuing of who has registered since 2018 — who is eligible to vote for Stacey this time that was not on the rolls last time.’
She could be the first woman and first person of color to take the job. Abrams received credit for organizing Black votes to send President Joe Biden into office.
The ever-shifting profile of Georgia voters in the suburbs has reached 52 percent of people of color. She lost to Kemp by 54,723 votes out of nearly 4 million in 2018.
University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock said Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is favored by Donald Trump and will likely run against Kemp:
‘If that happens, it will be the biggest bloodletting Georgia has seen since Union General William Sherman burned Atlanta in 1864.’
Trump’s SuperPAC pollsters sent a memo describing Kemp:
‘We found that Brian Kemp is a weak incumbent that could be very susceptible to a strong primary challenge. Trump’s endorsement of David Perdue would completely upend the race.”
At a Georgia rally last fall, Trump made his feelings about Kemp known:
‘Having her, I think, might be better than having your existing governor, if you want to know what I think. Stacey, would you like to take his place? It’s OK with me.’
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