Community Organizer Stacey Abrams is running for Governor of Georgia, and she is not used to taking ‘no’ as an answer to her megalomaniac dreams of controlling the American electorate- at least not the ones who live in the Southern States of America, but one judge is considering doing the unthinkable- and holding her back from her gluttonous pursuit of being the queen of everything in Georgia.
This week, a federal judge said that Georgia state law is clear that Stacey Abrams isn’t the Democratic nominee for governor until she wins her uncontested primary- meaning that she has to wait before she gets to raise money as the ‘Democrat nominee’ in the state race.
May 24th is the Primary.
We are hours away from the March fundraising deadline.
We can build a brighter future for Georgia, but I need your help.
Chip-in what you can to build our movement in Georgia. https://t.co/XV5oiie4Qk
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 31, 2022
On Monday media reported on the judge, who appeared to be hesitant in giving Abrams, the radical leftist- Democrat that she is- immediate permission to begin raising and spending unlimited amounts of campaign cash under current Georgia law as the Democrat nominee- when she hasn’t won the primary yet- especially after her antics the last few years with bullying her way around the state.
According to The Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen, a Barack Obama appointee, told an attorney for Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign that she was asking him to essentially rewrite an existing state statute in order to let Abrams’ One Georgia political action committee to begin taking in donations before the May 24 primary.
Abrams, never accepting that laws pertain to her or her organizing groups is not accustomed to being shut down.
“The remedy you’re asking me to do, I’m uncomfortable with, because you’re asking me to rewrite the statute,” Cohen told lawyer Joyce Lewis during a hearing in Atlanta, the AP noted.
The judge suggested it would likely have “made more sense” if Abrams’ attorneys had demanded that he shut down incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s ability to raise funds through his committee.
“Why are you not asking me to shut down Kemp‘s leadership committee?” the judge asked.
Cohen indicated that he would issue a ruling on Abram’s request for an emergency order by week’s end.
The AP noted further:
Cohen, in a challenge from Kemp‘s Republican primary rival David Perdue, in February ordered Kemp‘s committee not to spend any money in the Republican primary. Cohen said such spending would give Kemp an unfair advantage against the former U.S. senator because Perdue isn’t allowed a similar committee. Cohen, however, didn’t block Kemp’s committee from taking in money. It’s a temporary ruling while Perdue’s lawsuit challenges Kemp’s committee as unconstitutional. Kemp is appealing the ruling.
Like Perdue, Abrams says the new kind of fundraising committee created by Georgia lawmakers last year is unconstitutional. Called a leadership committee, it allows certain people and groups to accept unlimited contributions. Giving to regular candidate committees is limited to $7,600 apiece for the primary and general elections and $4,500 for any runoff election.
Under the law, the governor and lieutenant governor, opposing major party nominees, and both party caucuses in the state House and Senate can form the committees. The committees can coordinate with candidate campaigns, unlike most other political action committees. After signing the law, Kemp created the Georgians First Leadership Committee, raising $2.3 million through January.
Abrams summarily set up a leadership committee called One Georgia after she qualified, going on to argue that since no one filed to run against her in the May 24 Democratic primary and because there are no write-in votes allowed, she became the de facto Democratic nominee after qualifying closed.
State Democratic Party chair Nikema Williams, also a U.S. representative, agreed, saying that officially, the party recognized Abrams as the nominee for the Nov. 8 general election.
But Cohen said that state law as written does not include any provision to declare a nominee before a primary vote.
“The law of Georgia says she‘s not the nominee,” he said.
Lewis, Abram’s lawyer, argued that “the toothpaste is out of the tube” because Kemp’s Georgian’s First leadership committee has raised funds and continues to take in contributions.
“Every day we are not allowed to raise and the Kemp campaign is allowed to raise is a day we are on unequal footing,” Lewis said, adding that even if Kemp is not allowed to spend any money yet, he is still “stockpiling” campaign cash.
“But Cohen said he questioned the wisdom of Abrams‘ request to maintain a structure she argues is unconstitutional,” The AP reported, adding:
Elizabeth Davis, a lawyer for the state, said no enforcement action is ongoing and enjoining the ethics body, properly known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, would be “overbroad and premature.”
She said letting Abrams raise and spend would “create its own version of an uneven playing field” because Kemp is blocked from spending and Perdue has no access to a leadership committee at all.
Abrams doesn’t accept that our system of government applies to her.
When she ended her first bid to become Georgia governor in 2018, Stacey Abrams announced plans to sue over the way the state’s elections were managed. More than three years later, as she makes another run at the governor’s mansion, the lawsuit is going to trial.