Stacey Abrams is trying to stack the deck in the upcoming election for governor. Her organization, which she founded, the New Georgia Project, is tracking classes in Atlanta that teach kids that the elections are rigged and that the new voter ID law is restrictive. Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger has been notified, but do not expect any action from him. He is the one who allowed a temporary agency run by Abrams to supply people to count the votes in 2020.
Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina asked Raffensperger how he planned to address the classes which seem like a conflict of interest since she is a candidate for governor. They sent letters to members of the Georgia State Elections Board and the chair and vice-chair of the Fulton County Elections Board.
Atlanta high school students were asked to attend a democracy class put on by Abrams New Georgia Project. The class allegedly focuses on voting rights.
The Washington Times reported:
The program “taught students that voter identification laws are ‘restrictive’ and make voting ‘more difficult,’ and that policies limiting ‘flexible voting options’ like mail-in voting restrict people’s ‘freedom to vote,’” the representatives wrote.”
Another bone of contention is the Georgia’s Election Integrity Act was signed into law in 2021. Abrams has called the law that makes it harder to cheat but expands early voting Jim Crow and of course the standard accusation of racism. It is my belief that the unsubstantiated accusation of racism is the dying gasp of a very weak mind. That slur is used so often as to become ignored when made.
Abrams has previously called the legislation “racist” and “a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie.”
“In fact, the secretary of state and the governor went to great pains to assure America that Georgia’s elections were secure,” she said in March 2021. “And so the only connection that we can find is that more people of color voted and it changed the outcome of elections in a direction that Republicans do not like.”
A spokesperson for Raffensperger did not immediately respond to a request for comment.