Appearing on CNN with Jake Tapper, former Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams rejected comparisons between President Trump’s refusal to concede the Presidential race with her own refusal to concede the Georgia governor race.
Tapper brought up an Op-Ed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he said Abrams “refused to concede, announced that she would launch major litigation against Georgia’s election system, and began collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from donors convinced the election had been stolen from her.”
Abrams replied “first and foremost, he’s never listened to what I said. I said that the election was stolen from Georgia voters because, under the previous secretary of state, Brian Kemp, millions of voters were…1.4 million voters were purged from the rolls, thousands of voters were denied the right to vote because of [voter registration processes].”
She continued “there is absolutely nothing commensurate between what I have done and what Donald Trump is trying to do. My mission has been very clear since I was 17. And that is expanding access to the right to vote for those who are entitled to vote in our country, and especially in the state of Georgia. What Donald Trump is arguing is that he only wants to count the votes that he likes.”
“He wants to restrict access to the right to vote and restrict who gets to be heard in our country. That is not at all what I’m pushing for,” she added.