Stacey Abrams Puts Muscle Into the Georgia Run-Offs

More than a week since the 2020 Presidential election has passed and the Peach State has yet to be called.

But Stacey Abrams is reaping praise for what appears to be a Joe Biden victory.

After coming within 55,000 votes of becoming Georgia’s first Black governor in 2018, Stacey Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit voting rights group dedicated to fighting voter suppression and promoting voter participation nationwide, but specifically in Georgia.

It’s believed that Black voters were disenfranchised in 2017 when the largest voter purge in U.S. history occurred in Georgia, which is over one-third black. Fair Fight Action, along with other groups, re-registered thousands of Georgians who were purged, and added hundreds of thousands of first time voters.

It is believed that Abrams’ success stems from building relationships with the voters they are trying to elevate, valuing the quality of those relationships over quantity. Abrams understands the necessity of hiring people within a community who can reach others inside that community.

Marcus Ferrell, who was the former chief of staff for New Georgia Project and former deputy campaign manager for Abrams, called the former gubernatorial candidate a “genius” when it comes to meeting voters where they are.

“Stacey understands that you have to talk to Georgians … in a language that they understand and an authentic manner that they understand.”

The result has been to not only potentially turn Georgia blue, but to elevate both senate candidates to a run-off election for control of the U.S. Senate.

Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock will square off against GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively, on Jan. 5.

Speculation for Abrams’ future after the run-offs is a leap forward politically. Possibilities floated include a run for DNC Chairwoman or another attempt at Georgia’s governorship.

Source info at The Hill

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