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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:13 AM

Stacey Abrams chooses building a national voter protection program over running for president.

Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she decided that rather than joining the crowded field for the Democratic presidential nomination, she could better help her party in next year’s election by “making sure every eligible American who should cast a vote will be able to.”

Abrams, speaking at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Las Vegas, announced a 20-state voter protection initiative, using her experience challenging voting laws during her gubernatorial campaign last year in Georgia, which included widespread irregularities.

“We’re going to have a fair fight in 2020 because my mission is to make certain that no one has to go through in 2020 what we went through in 2018,” Abrams said.

The initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, takes its name from the organization that the Georgia Democrat founded last year after narrowly losing her bid to become the nation’s first black female governor.

The effort, expected to cost between $4 million and $5 million, will target 20 states, most of them battlegrounds in the Midwest and Southeast, and three states with gubernatorial elections this year: Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/stacey-abrams-launch-voter-protection-program-battleground-states-ahead-election/

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Reply Stacey Abrams chooses building a national voter protection program over running for president. (Original post)
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:31 AM

1. That's good.

There are too many people without a chance of winning in the race already.

And this is a much needed cause.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:38 AM

2. Good for her!

I don't remember who said it, but this phrase came to my mind on reading your post:

Find a need and fill it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:40 AM

3. K&R!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:00 AM

4. Very important issue

to work on, that could well be the difference in 2020.

Good decision not to get into the already crowded field.

The Sun Belt (AZ,TX,GA,NC) is the future of the Dem party. Look how close Abrams came in GA and Beto in TX. Sinema won in AZ.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:13 AM

7. I have to be honest, I was a little confused

when losing a local race became a qualification for president.

I understand that Republican cheating - purging of voter rolls, "improper ID", lack of enough voting machines in Democratic districts and gerrymandering - contributed to the loss of some close races. But service in the office being vied for is what would have given these candidates the possible qualifications, a step up, so to speak, if they had won and carried out the job successfully. Losing the opportunity to serve in a job does not seem like a qualification for the highest office in the land.

Abrams has my earned my utmost respect for this decision. It will not be forgotten.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:02 AM

5. *whew*. sign of relief there

double *Whew*

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:55 AM

8. We must support her.

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