Stacey Abrams, seen as a darling of the left for denying election results, spent the four year abeyance between losing in 2018 and the present day preparing to run again for governor of Georgia. Surely, she reasoned, if she complained loud enough and long enough voters would change their mind about her.
As it turns out, and to no one’s surprise except Abrams, voters rejected her obnoxious denials and repeatedly obtuse political calculations. Despite 2018 being close, 2022 was anything but. Some might say the gap is as wide as the one seen when she’s smiling, particularly when she smiles in a schoolroom full of masked children.
Abrams, who lost by just 55,000 votes in 2018, appears headed for a resounding defeat at the polls, the ultimate rejection of her endless race hustling, fear mongering, and refusal to live in reality. As more polling precincts report their results, the now twice-failed candidate will have a hard time pretending she won as more voters than before went against her.
At the time of this writing, CNN’s live updates suggest incumbent Brian Kemp is sailing smoothly to victory with over 53.7% of the vote (he got 50.2% in 2018) whereas Abrams is managing just 45.7% (she got 48.8% in 2018).
While CNN has not yet called the race, others have, including Election Wizard:
RACE CALL: Brian Kemp (R) re-elected governor in Georgia.
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) November 9, 2022
Abrams, who must surely have known she would lose, either by looking at external and internal polling, lied to herself up until the final moment, tweeting on Tuesday morning that she expected to be declared the winner by night’s end.
“My name is Stacey Abrams and I intend to be the next governor of the great state of Georgia,” she tweeted.
Good luck with that.
Fox News reminded readers that the failed campaign comes at a hefty cost. The American Tribune previously wrote that failed Senate candidate Val Demings and other Democrats spent roughly $73 million on her million-vote loss to Florida’s Marco Rubio, but that pales in comparison to Abrams’ spending spree.
Summarizing Democrats’ wasteful spending habits, Fox wrote that Abrams and company raised almost $100 million in their losing bid.
Abrams, who unsuccessfully ran against Kemp in 2018, has trailed the Republican governor in the polls despite record fundraising. Her campaign has hauled in nearly $98 million, according to reports filed with the state election commission, while Kemp has raised more than $69 million.
Though she is polling behind Kemp, Abrams has argued she will win the election Tuesday if voters can overcome alleged voter suppression tactics she has accused state Republicans of enacting since her 2018 loss.
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