Tag: georgia gubernatorial election

Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ In Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams sat down with The Root to reflect on her 2018 campaign for the governor’s mansion in Georgia and whether or not the country is ready for a black woman to be president. She also discussed the media’s treatment of her during her run for governor and some of the racist […]

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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 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 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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Huge Legal Win for the Abrams Campaign: Judge Orders Provisional Ballot Review and Extends Certification Deadline

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) A new election ruling passed down by a Georgia federal judge could be significant for the Stacey Abrams campaign. Judge Amy Totenberg has ordered that the deadline for certifying the election be moved to this Friday at 5 p.m. instead of the original Tuesday 5 p.m. deadline imposed by interim […]

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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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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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Brian Kemp Launches Investigation Into Georgia’s Democratic Party For Vote-Hacking and Everyone Knows Why

Photo: John Bazemore (Getty Images) In a last-ditch effort to turn the tables on the election he has been accused of trying to steal ever since he became the state’s Republican nominee for Governor, Georgia’s Secretary of State announced that his office is investigating the Democratic party for an alleged attempt to hack the vote. […]

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A Racist Robocall Targeting Stacey Abrams Should Make You Very Angry

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) After reading this article, you should be furious. You are supposed to furrow your brow and denounce racism. You should be angry at the blatant racism and loudly state that there is no place in America for such detestable actions. To show how you are fighting the insidious threat of […]

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Judges Keep Ruling Against Brian Kemp’s Voter Suppression Tactics But He Won’t Stop Trying

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) On Friday, a federal judge ruled against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp’s attempt to stop people from voting. It was not the first time a judge had ruled against Kemp, nor was it the second. Or the third. Or fourth. The Wizard of Voter Suppression: […]

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White Nationalist Who Threatened Stacey Abrams’ Campaign Poses for Picture With Brian Kemp

Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp and James J. Stachowiak, a man who has in the past has threatened Kemp’s political rival, and fellow governor candidate, Stacey Abrams’, campaign.Photo: James J. Stachowiak (via CAIR In late September, The Root ran a story about a campaign event held by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams in Augusta, Ga. […]

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Voter Suppression Is Real and It Really Affects Black People

I think we all can agree that the 2018 midterm elections are critical. This means that our votes matter more now than ever. But what happens when you’ve registered and are ready to participate in this good ol’ democracy but can’t? Let’s talk about voter suppression. Voter suppression is simple—it’s a set of tactics used […]

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The Governor’s Debate Between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp Is Everything That’s Wrong with Georgia Politics

Georgia gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp debate in an event that also included Libertarian Ted Metz at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Midtown October 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: John Bazemore-Pool (Getty Images) Tuesday night was supposed to be fire. In the 24 hours before the first Georgia governor’s debate […]

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Stacey Abrams Campaign: Supreme Vote-Suppressor Brian Kemp Needs to Resign as Georgia Secretary of State

Stefanie Roberts (left) and Tonetta Collins, Spelman College friends of Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, cheer during a primary election night event on May 22, 2018, in Atlanta.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) As we barrel towards one of the most momentous elections in Georgia’s history, Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign is calling on Republican Secretary […]

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