As a 2022 candidate, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams had to be forced into backtracking from her previous election denial of losing the 2018 election for governor.
The good news is that this time, in her rematch with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia residents apparently won’t have to wonder who won. Just two weeks before Election Day, the latest polls tracked by FiveThirtyEight.com show Kemp leading by between 7 to 10 points and with at least 51 percent support.
But her false claims about 2018 are not the reason why Georgia officials want an apology from Abrams.
Rather, it is because of the ongoing record turnout even well before the election, as The Blaze reported on Monday.
At issue are comments made by Abrams, President Joe Biden, and other prominent Democrats who attacked election reforms Georgia adopted after 2020.
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Recall that Major League Baseball was so upset by Georgia’s efforts to protect the integrity of its elections that it pulled the annual All-Star Game from Atlanta in 2021 and relocated it to Denver.
MLB’s unquestioning support for the Democratic was rooted in claims by Abrams and Biden that the new laws, especially for voter ID, were racist. Abrams called the reform measure “a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie,” Biden dubbed it “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” “It must end,” he added. “We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act.”
Yet on Monday, Gabriel Sterling, COO of Georgia’s secretary of state office, which oversees voting, tweeted, “As of this morning, we’ve seen 837,597 ballots cast in Georgia. 758,808 early in person & 78,789 absentees accepted. That means we should pass the 1 million mark by tomorrow, a full 2 weeks before Election Day. A record numbers sic) of voters for a midterm.”
The Blaze noted that at this same point in Georgia’s 2018 election, just 428,413 voters had already voted.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, noted, “We’re on track to break records in terms of voter turnout in every category.”
That included early voting, mail-in voting and even the crash of Georgia’s online voter-verification system, which was disrupted for a few minutes because of overuse when it first went online for the election.
“How many turnout records do we have to break before Stacey Abrams and President Biden apologize to Georgia?” Sterling told Fox News.
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