Posted 42 days ago
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe nodded along as Democratic activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams repeated the claim that she truly won the 2018 governor's race.
"You see, I'm here to tell you that just because you win doesn't mean [you've] won," Abrams declared, with McAuliffe nodding in the background. "I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and as a citizen of Georgia, I'm going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote. And here in Virginia, you need to cast that vote for Terry McAuliffe!"
Throughout Abrams' remarks, McAuliffe nodded, occasionally quite vigorously, and then he broke out into applause when she asked Virginians to vote for him.
On the night of the election in 2018, Abrams conceded that "former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election." But she added, "To watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on suppression of the people's democratic right to vote has been truly appalling."
She has repeatedly accused Kemp of abusing his position as secretary of state to suppress the vote. She told The New York Times Magazine in April 2019 that even though she conceded that Kemp secured enough votes to become governor, she "does not concede that the process was proper, nor do I condone that process."
Yet fact-checkers with PolitiFact and USA Today found "no proof" and "little empirical evidence" that Kemp stole the election.
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