A Democrat raised eyebrows when she announced plans to run for president even though she lost her seat at the last Georgia election.
Former Georgia House representative for District 89, Stacey Abrams confirmed she intends to make a tilt for the Oval Office in the 2040 general election, and thought voters would elect her as president even though she lost the last gubernatorial election.
“Yes I do,” she said according to FiveThirtyEight. “That is my plan and I am very pragmatic.”
Abrams’s remarks appeared to surprise many since the representative failed to be elected as the Peach State’s next governor back in 2018. With the exception of being minority leader, she also never held a high-ranking position within the Georgia House of Representatives.
The former representative was convinced she could become the first female black president in U.S. history.
“Yes, absolutely,” she said. “When something new is on the horizon, we are usually both equally curious and afraid.”
Abrams was also convinced the nation would vote for a female president in the next two decades.
“Yes, absolutely,” she said.
Her refusal to admit defeat against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp during the 2018 election and repeated questioning of the legitimacy of the outcome was widely publicized and even gained her “notoriety” according to Fox News.
“Despite the final tally and the inauguration [of Gov. Brian Kemp,] and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have a very affirmative statement to make: we won,” Abrams said at the April convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network according to the broadcaster.
The former representative and her fellow Democrats also accused Kemp of suppressing predominantly black voters and destroying inactive voter registrations from electoral rolls.
The remarks prompted Kemp to fire back that his office “conduct[s] regular list maintenance of voter rolls to ensure election integrity” in accordance with both federal and state law.
Abrams actually never admitted she lost the 2018 election and does not appear to have any plans to concede defeat and ever congratulate her successor Kemp.
“We do not have to concede elections anymore because, when we concede, we are condoning systems that are used to oppress us,” she told the Texas Tribune according to Fox News.
Since the aftermath of the 2018 election results Abrams has established Fair Fight, a movement to promote fair elections. She has often been reported on in the media as a potential suitor to multiple Democratic presidential candidates.