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Why did #StaceyAbrams have to end the fight over the #Georgia count? Because #BrianKemp not only planned his crime carefully — and make no mistake, knowingly preventing citizens from voting is a crime — #Kemp also had a brilliant “getaway” scheme...…
I saw it firsthand in DeKalb County, #Georgia on #ElectionDay. I knew that some portion of the 340,134 voters our team revealed had been wrongly purged would attempt to vote anyway — as is their right under federal law.…
Any American that signs a statement that he or she is a citizen and provides a local address has the right to vote “provisionally.”
This was #StaceyAbrams’ hope: If courts would order the counting of provisional ballots of those wrongly purged, she’d be #Georgia's governor.…
But the GOP clearly thought of that, too. So, they would not count the provisional ballots cast. But worse — and this is as brilliant as it is evil and illegal — #Georgia officials simply refused to give voters provisional ballots.…
So, you have to hand it to the Kemp forces: You can’t have a court order the counting of ballots that were never cast. #BrianKemp #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
For example, the ballot never cast by Yasmin Bakhtiari. She was illegally refused a provisional ballot though she wouldn’t leave the polling station for two hours — until her third plea for a ballot was rejected.… #BrianKemp #Georgia #VoterSuppression
#StaceyAbrams' immediate weapon will be litigation against the state of #Georgia to show the election was hopelessly tainted. This could result in a court throwing out the whole rotting dung-heap of an election.… #BrianKemp #ElectionFraud
That is why #StaceyAbrams technically did not concede but rather dropped her claim to office. (Lawyers will understand that she has to maintain “standing.”)… #BrianKemp #Georgia #ElectionFraud
#StaceyAbrams vocally took up the issue of the massive purge of voters — and intends to defend those purged. This is what’s really historic about her candidacy.… #BrianKemp #Georgia #ElectionFraud
Yes, #StaceyAbrams is the first African-American woman nominated for governor by the Democratic Party. More revolutionary is that she is the first Democratic candidate to demand an end to racist ethnic cleansing of the voter rolls.…
I know a lot of my Democratic friends will be unhappy that their candidate lost. But don’t miss the power of this moment: You can say, you were here when the new rights movement was born.…
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