Stacey Abrams claims she didn’t challenge 2018 loss in Georgia – but she still hasn’t conceded

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is once again attacking former President Donald Trump for contesting the outcome of the 2020 presidential race. But she can’t hide her hypocrisy.

Although the Democratic activist recently boasted that she “did not challenge” her loss in 2018 to Gov. Brian Kemp (R), the truth is that she still hasn’t conceded that race.

According to a new report from the Washington Examiner, Abrams made the assertion during an interview this week with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I did not challenge the outcome of the election, unlike some recent folks did,” the Georgia Democrat said.

“The system was not fair”

“What I said was that the system was not fair,” Abrams added, according to the Examiner. “And leaders challenge systems. Leaders say we can do better. That is what I declared.”

The left-wing activist went on:

I could not in good conscience say that, in order to protect my political future, I’m going to be silent about the political present, which is that we have a system under a leader that sought to keep people from casting their ballot, that threw the ballots out, that said that voter suppression was a viable tactic for winning elections.

But as the website HotAir pointed out, Abrams’ claim to have not challenged Kemp’s victory is misleading.

While she did not file a lawsuit, Abrams has built a career around portraying the 2018 race as illegitimate.

She can’t let it go

According to NPR, it took Abrams 10 days after the election to “acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election.”

“Let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession,” the Associated Press quoted Abrams as telling supporters. “Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”

She also threatened legal action. “In the coming days, we will be filing a major federal lawsuit against the state of Georgia for the gross mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions,” she declared, according to the AP.

Abrams continued to publicly dispute the election’s outcome in a 2019 speech to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

“We had this little election back in 2018. And despite the final tally and the inauguration and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have very affirmative statement to make. We won,” Abrams insisted, saying Republicans somehow “stole” the election, according to the Daily Wire.

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