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Failed GA Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams to Give Dem. Response to SOTU

Failed 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a statement, “Stacey Abrams is a present and future leader in this country. She is a dynamic, moral leader; she delivered results on the issues that matter most to Americans; and she tirelessly pursues fairness and justice for everyone in her state.”

Abrams said she plans to “deliver a vision for prosperity and equality, where everyone in our nation has a voice and where each of those voices is heard.”

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver the Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled the president’s original address on January 29, citing “security concerns” due to the government shutdown. This–despite the fact that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security contradicted her claims and stated the agencies could handle securing the event.

The speech has been rescheduled for February 5.

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Trump wrote, “It is my great honor to accept. We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!”

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Stacey Abrams “Wouldn’t Oppose” Non-Citizens Voting in Local Elections

Failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said she would be open to non-citizens voting in certain local elections and in some cases, even allowing 16-year-olds to vote.

When asked by host Margaret Hoover on PBS’ “Firing Line” what she thought of certain municipalities allowing non citizens to vote in local elections, Abrams replied, “I think there’s a difference between municipal and state and federal. The granularity of what cities decide is so specific, as to, I think, allow for people to be participants in the process without it somehow undermining our larger democratic ethic that says that you should be a citizen to be a part of the conversation.”

Hoover asked, “So, in some cases, you would be supportive of non-citizens voting?”

“I wouldn’t be — I wouldn’t oppose it,” said Abrams.

Abrams also said she was supportive of 16-year-olds voting in certain scenarios.

“I think school board elections where kids actually got to speak to the effect of the decisions made by the school board members, the effect it has on their education,” she said. “I think there is legitimate argument for having that conversation. I haven’t decided where I stand on it, but I think that’s a conversation we need to have.”

Debunking Liberal Myths About the Georgia Governor’s Race

Stacey Abrams generated a great deal of controversy after claiming the Georgia Governor’s race was “neither free nor fair” and refusing to acknowledge her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp as a “legitimate” governor.

Even in her concession speech, she wouldn’t concede. Instead, saying, “This is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don’t want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn’t nearly as important as our shared title — voters. And that is why we fight on.”

Many Democrats echoed Abrams’ claims of an “unfair” and “stolen” election, including Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

So, one might ask, where’s the proof? What evidence does Ms. Abrams, Mrs. Clinton, and every other Democrat whining about the results have to back up their claims of an illegitimate election?

Philip Wegmann of the Washington Examiner debunked some of the top arguments in his piece titled, Stacey Abrams is a sore loser without any evidence to support claims that the Georgia election was ‘tainted‘:

  1. Democrats argued voter rolls were purged in order to disenfranchise minority voters.

Wegmann writes, “Kemp (who was Georgia’s secretary of state) did in fact do the purging in question. American Public Media reported that nearly 600,000 Georgians were removed from the rolls in 2017 by the secretary of state’s office. But this isn’t a conspiracy. This was the result of a “use it or lose it” bill signed by a Democratic governor, Zell Miller, and passed by a Democratic legislature in 1997.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses how Democrats are inventing scandals in the Georgia Governor’s race**

The 600,000 removed from the rolls were removed because they hadn’t voted in the last three elections. Voters don’t get tossed without warning, though, as Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard reported earlier in October. If they haven’t moved out of state, then they are notified. Each voter is given a menu of options to reactivate his registration, and up to four years to complete this process.

Granted, 600,000 is a high number to purge. Again, Warren reported, the increase resulted from a failed lawsuit over alleged racial bias by the group Common Cause and the NAACP. Georgia won the case at the Supreme Court, allowing the dead, the convicted, and former residents who had moved away to be removed from the rolls. Suppression? Hardly.”

2) Democrats complained that polling places were closed, in what Wegmann sarcastically calls “a sinister effort by Kemp to lengthen lines and keep people from voting.”

He writes, “Well, no. There were delays, yes. There have been 214 precincts closed since 2012, according to an analysis by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But Kemp had absolutely nothing to do with closing a single polling place. Those offices were shuttered by county election officials, not the secretary of state.”

3) There were also complaints about delays caused by voting machines without power cords.

“As of this writing, there is no sign that Kemp or any of his allies snuck into polling stations and stole extension cords. If there was any evidence of this, the Republican should not be governor. Not just because this would be illegal, but because only an idiot would try to steal an election by stealing a charge cord. In the end, cords were found and voting commenced,” writes Wegmann.

And finally, a fourth liberal lie, debunked by David French at National Review:

4) A more broad argument from Abrams and her Democrat supporters is that there was voter suppression at play.

“If Georgia’s Brian Kemp is a vote suppressor, he’s the least successful vote suppressor alive. Turnout in Georgia was immense. In the previous gubernatorial election, Republican Nathan Deal won with 1.3 million votes. In November, Abrams lost with 1.9 million votes. There were roughly 2.5 million total votes cast in 2014. In 2018, more than 3.9 million Georgians voted. That almost matches the total votes cast for president in 2016.”

It’s time Stacey Abrams stop peddling her baseless allegations of fraud in the governor’s race and humbly accept that she lost fair and square.

 

Georgia’s Election Was Not “Rigged” – Here’s the Proof

The same liberals who mock Republican concerns over voter fraud were quick to peddle conspiracies of their own regarding Georgia’s governor’s race, in which Democrat candidate Stacey Abrams refused to concede her loss for over a week.

She called the race “rigged,” and the Democratic establishment catered to those delusions. Senator Sherrod Brown said of the race that it goes to prove “[Republicans] can’t win elections because there is way more of us than there are of them. They can’t win elections fairly. They win elections by redistricting and reapportionment and voter suppression and all the ways they try to scare people, particularly people of color.”

The claims were echoed by sore-loser-in-chief Hillary Clinton, who said: “If she [Abrams] had a fair election, she would have already won.”

What Are the Claims of Rigging Based On?

The claims of “rigging” weren’t created out of thin air, but instead, are based on a misunderstanding of two events in Georgia:

  • The fact that 53,000 voter registrations have been deemed “pending” by Georgia, and most (70%) are for African-American and other minority voters.
  • Georgia purging 107,000 inactive voters from their voter rolls in July 2017 (and most inactive voters were minorities), though it’s also charged that 700,000 voters were purged over a two year period. 

Since it was minority groups (who vote Democrat, on average) disproportionately affected in both cases, these two events naturally led to accusations of Republican disenfranchisement. But here’s the thing – nothing prevented those allegedly-disenfranchised groups from voting in Georgia’s elections.

A “pending” registration in Georgia doesn’t mean one is unable to vote. To give some background information, Georgia requires prospective voters to submit either a driver’s license or Social Security number in order to register to vote. Sometimes there are discrepancies when information from a driver’s license or SSN is cross-checked against the relevant database (such as my driver’s license listing my name as “Matt” and the government database its cross-referenced against listing my name as “Matthew”).

These are minor discrepancies that are inevitable, hence why voters with “pending” registrations have an entire 26 months to fix the errors – and can still vote as long as they present a driver’s license or valid photo ID at the polls. In other words, if they could register to vote (without an SSN), they can vote. 

What of those inactive voters purged? In Georgia, people who don’t vote for a period of three years are marked “inactive,” but are immediately notified that they’ve been designated as such. All those purged from the registrations were notified via a prepaid return postcard telling them that they were inactive, and can become active again by returning that very postcard with the appropriate information. It’s hard to allege disenfranchisement when those supposedly behind it are also making it possible for one to re-register to vote for free in a process that shouldn’t take more than five minutes. What’s the liberal counter-argument, that people can’t afford pens to fill out their postcards?

And did I mention that Georgia’s “use it or lose it” policy towards voting stems from legislation in the 1990s that was passed by Georgia Democrats?

Regardless, let’s remember that those purged hadn’t voted in the past three years. What evidence does Abrams have that even a single one of them was going to suddenly get up and vote for her?  Every “inactive” voter who wanted to vote was able to resolve that issue the day they learned they were inactive.

Instead of claim Republicans were “rigging” Georgia’s elections, why wasn’t there instead a concerted effort from Democrats to educate Georgia voters that they’re still able to vote even if their registration is “pending,” or to remind them to re-register? I guess they’d rather push the narrative of “Republican rigging” than actually win an election. And I can’t complain about that – but the record does need to be corrected.