Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams: Time to Stop Fighting Past Elections

Jan 22, 2020
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Democratic politician and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams says it's time to move beyond past elections.

Abrams, who lost a close election for Georgia governor to Brian Kemp in 2018, told the crowd at University of New England in Portland, Maine, on Wednesday that it's incumbent on Democrats to push for fair voting access and a fair census count as the 2020 election nears.

Abrams also says she would be “all in” if asked to help a Democratic presidential nominee. She also called the Democratic hopefuls an “extraordinary crop” of candidates.

Voting Group Founded by Georgia’s Abrams Raises $14.6M

Jan 9, 2020

The political action committee for a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams reported raising more than $14.6 million in the last half of 2019.

A big chunk of Fair Fight’s haul came as a single $5 million donation from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg in December.

That’s according to a report filed with the Georgia state ethics commission on Wednesday.

The group, founded by Abrams after she narrowly lost the 2018 race for Georgia governor, reported having $11.1 million in cash on hand.

Federal Judge Puts Pause on Georgia Voter Roll Purges

Dec 16, 2019
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A federal judge has put a pause on Georgia’s planned mass purge of its voting rolls, following an emergency request from a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams.

The motion was filed by Fair Fight Action in U.S. District Court on Monday, hours before the secretary of state’s office planned to begin the purge of inactive voter registrations.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in October released a list of over 313,000 voters whose registrations were at risk of being canceled.

Democrat Stacey Abrams Warns About Voter Suppression

Nov 19, 2019
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As Atlanta prepares to host a Democratic presidential debate, a Democrat who narrowly lost last year’s Georgia governor’s race is warning about voter suppression.

Stacey Abrams addressed a panel discussion Tuesday in one in a series of Democrat-hosted events ahead of the debate.

She said voter suppression can involve whether people can register and remain on the voter rolls, and whether their ballots can be counted.

Georgia's Abrams to Announce Voter Protection Program

Aug 13, 2019
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Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is set to announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections.

An aide familiar with the decision said she'll focus on the new program rather than run for president herself. The aide said Abrams would announce the initiative Tuesday afternoon during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas.

The aide wasn't authorized to discuss the announcement beforehand and spoke on condition of anonymity.