Tag: brian kemp

Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Photo: AP Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Abrams, who gained interest nationwide after conceding a hotly contested election for the Georgia governor’s seat last year, met with Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C., to discuss a possible 2020 run—for the U.S. Senate. An aide told AJC […]

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Stacey ‘Google Me’ Abrams Says She’ll Run Again, Was Most Searched Politician in US This Year

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams continues to let the people know she’s not taking her foot off these Republicans’ necks and will be running for office again. It might not be a bad idea—Abrams was the most Googled politician of 2018 in the U.S. People are checking for her, and for good reason—while […]

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Nobody Should Be Talking About Beto and Gillum in 2020 Until We Understand Stacey Abrams in 2018

Photo: Getty Images This past September at a Congressional Black Caucus party, I caught up with one of the main players of the “Stacey Abrams for Governor” campaign. I’d been covering the Georgia election from day one so I had a pretty honest relationship with most of the team. At that point, Abrams and Republican […]

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Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal’s Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election From Stacey Abrams

In this April 2, 2009 file phoo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. takes part in the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Photo: AP File Photo Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as Georgia’s secretary of state, oversaw the same 2018 gubernatorial race that he eventual won? And how he […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and […]

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Stacey Abrams Just Revealed That Voter Suppression  Almost Blocked Her From Voting

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) On Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams revealed that she was told she wasn’t eligible to vote when she went to the polls to cast an in-person ballot in Georgia’s midterm election, providing her own example of how voter suppression tactics prevent thousands of people from voting. First, let’s get one narrative […]

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Stacey Abrams to Voter Suppression Terminator: ‘I’ll Be Back’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) You have not seen the last of Stacey Abrams. Sure, she lost the Georgia governor’s race because it was impossible for her to beat the human voting suppression terminator that is Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams, black god’s favorite candidate and the former minority leader of Georgia’s House of Representatives, told […]

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GOP Advisor Channels the Ghost of 2Pac in ‘Hit ‘Em Up’-Style Rant Against Brian Kemp

Photo: iStock From tying her shoe strings together, to grabbing the controller while she wasn’t looking and entering the Contra Code, we all know governor-elect Brian Kemp went to great lengths to steal the spoils of victory from Georgia’s should-be governor Stacey Abrams. But apparently there’s plenty of outrage on the other side of the fence […]

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Stacey Abrams Ends Campaign for Governor of Georgia

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Like the previous one and the one before him, the next governor of the great state of Georgia will be a white man. In a speech Friday afternoon, Stacey Abrams announced the end of her gubernatorial campaign, effectively squashing her bid to become the first black woman to serve as […]

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Stacey Abrams May Ask For a Whole New Election: Report

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) As Georgia officials are preparing to crown former secretary of state and reigning Grand Wizard of Voter Suppression, Brian Kemp, as governor, the legal team for Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams is readying an unusual but not unprecedented legal challenge: A do over. In light of numerous instances of […]

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LIAR5: Why It’s Taking Florida and Georgia So Long To #CountAllTheVotes, Explained

Image: iStock Like the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5” (ELI5) which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, our new “Explain Like I’m A Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could understand them. My dad says the […]

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Stacey Abrams Keeps The Same Energy, Sues to Count Rejected Ballots In Georgia Governor’s Race

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams’ campaign still has the time and the energy. Along with the Georgia Democratic Party, Abrams’ campaign has filed a federal lawsuit to get rejected absentee and provisional ballots counted for the extremely tight gubernatorial race. Brian Kemp’s lead in the race has slowly but surely been dwindling, inching […]

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Trump Wants Stacey Abrams to Concede Georgia Governor Race, Mocks Russia Collusion

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The president of straight white men continues to troll the rest of America because he makes no bones about being the president of straight white men. In his latest series of tweets—which, at this point, I think Sen. Lindsey Graham is just giving his phone to the president to let […]

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State With Governor’s Race Still Undecided

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp attends the Election Night event at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams.Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) A day after declaring victory in a race that hasn’t been officially settled, Republican Brian Kemp resigned as Georgia […]

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The Release of Ga. Voters’ Personal Info Isn’t Technically Brian Kemp’s Doing, but It’s Technically Still His Damn Responsibility

Photo: John Bazemore (AP) Brian Kemp is currently being dragged for posting the personal information of nearly 300,000 voters to his office’s website. Kemp, who is now declaring himself the winner of Georgia’s gubernatorial race, has already taken heat for his several blatant attempts to suppress voters ahead of and up through Election Day. Now […]

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We Can Do This All Night: Talking Runoffs and Racism at the Stacey Abrams Watch Party in Atlanta

Supporters cheer for Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as se addresses the crowd at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Abrams and her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp, are in a tight race that is too close to call. A runoff for Georgia’s governor is likely. Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) […]

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Stacey Abrams Isn’t Conceding a Doggone Thing

Screenshot: Associated Press Stacey Abrams isn’t about to let this governor thing go just yet. With most precincts having reported in, Georgia’s gubernatorial race has been projected to end in Republican Brian Kemp’s favor. But after a hard-fought campaign, Stacey Abrams has refused to concede and appears ready to take the race down to the […]

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Stacey Abrams’ Political Rise Is Georgia’s Coming-to-Jesus Moment 

People looking on as Stacey Abrams speaks at a campaign stop at Savannah State University on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr ALBANY, Ga.— Glenn Singfield, Sr. takes a lot of pride in the racially diverse clientele that enjoys his meals at Albany Seafood Company, a family-owned business that’s been around since 2014. […]

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Brian Kemp Doesn’t Need to Rig Georgia’s Election…Because Anyone Can

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) He had one job. Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican nominee for governor, is terrible at his job. As Georgia’s secretary of state, he “coordinates and monitors all election activity: this includes voter registration; municipal, state, county, and federal elections; campaign finance disclosure for state and federal candidates and political action committees; […]

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In Rural Georgia, Rev. Barber Excoriates Trump And His Supporters for Using Pseudo Christianity To Support Racism

Rev. William Barber at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Cuthbert, Ga., on Saturday, November 3, 2018.Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr Cuthbert, Ga.—Over the past two years, President Donald Trump has made a mockery of Christianity. His white evangelical supporters have aided and abetted him every step of the way. Though the God many of us have […]

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