Failed 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams just failed again — this time in the courts.
According to the Washington Examiner, a group formed by Abrams after she was beaten in 2018, which filed a lawsuit challenging voting laws in the state, was tossed out of court by a federal judge this week.
Abrams and her group, Fair Fight Georgia, claimed that it was “voter suppression” that resulted in her loss. The end of the lawsuit marks a four-year legal battle.
U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones, last week, rejected the lawsuit and declared Georgia’s election laws to be “constitutional.”
“Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the VRA,” U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones wrote in his decision.
He added: “Having held a non-jury trial and considered the evidence and arguments of the parties, for the foregoing reasons, the Court finds IN FAVOR of Defendants and against Plaintiffs.”
Stacey Abrams loses her long-running lawsuit based on her refusal to accept her 2018 election loss. All prominent Dems had joined her effort and false claims she was the victor. Media largely supported her efforts as well. https://t.co/wwtjlqO35e
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 1, 2022
The decision was widely cheered across social media, but Abrams and her camp were obviously not thrilled with the outcome.
Abrams and Democrats have gotten a free pass as far as challenging election results. When conservatives or Donald Trump does it, they’re terrorists, but when Abrams does it, it’s totally fine.
Regardless, Abrams tweeted her dissatisfaction with the outcome of the four-year suit, which ended with nothing gained for her and the organization she formed other than expensive legal bills and four years of lost time.
“During this suit, more than 3,000 voters shared their stories, creating an unprecedented and lasting record of voter testimony, which highlighted the suppressive effects of the Secretary of State’s actions on vulnerable voters,” Abrams tweeted.
She added: “As governor, I will expand the right to vote. I will defend minority voters, not bemoan their increased power or grow ‘frustrated’ by their success. This case demonstrates that the 2022 election will be a referendum on how our state treats its most marginalized voices.”