The Democratic Party is running the same game plan for the Georgia gubernatorial race as it did for the 2016 presidential election.
They’re trying to de-legitimize the decision Georgia voters made Tues. Nov. 6.
The race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams has devolved to the point where Abrams filed a federal lawsuit in lieu of conceding, despite the fact that she has no apparent road to victory — at all.
Abrams, an African-American, sounded the racism bugle-call. The party faithful answered.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a possible 2020 presidential candidate, claimed Abrams’ votes weren’t being counted. "I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people," Booker said at a Yahoo Finance's All Markets Summit on Tuesday.
Booker added that the Department of Justice should mount a probe into wrongdoing by Kemp and Georgia Republicans. "The Trump Justice Department should conduct an investigation into what happened," the New Jersey senator said. "That’s not just appearance of impropriety. To me, it’s the appearance of voter fraud, voter disenfranchisement, voter suppression."
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, also a possible 2020 presidential contender, said flat-out during an event hosted by the far-left Rev. Al Sharpton-founded National Action Network that a Democratic loss was in and of itself proof of vote fraud. "If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it," Brown said. "It's clear. I say that publicly. It's clear," Brown said Wednesday, according to The Hill.
Always ready to jump on a bandwagon to keep her name front and center, failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton threw in her own two cents.
While speaking Tuesday at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas, she alleged that had the election been conducted fairly, Abrams would have already won. "If [Abrams] had a fair election, she already would have won," Clinton said, according to the Statesman.
Given past statements she made heralding the sanctity of the electoral process and the necessity of accepting the will of the people, Clinton's remarks exhibited a total lack of self-awareness served with a healthy serving of hypocrisy.
On Oct. 20, 2016, 19 days prior to the presidential election when she thought she had the election in the bag, Clinton said, "When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections — then that undermines our democracy."
Although Clinton may have forgotten uttering those words, talk radio host, Hill TV co-host, and former CIA analyst Buck Sexton did not. He tweeted, "When Hillary 'undermines our institutions' it’s for our own good, you see."
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones gave something to both Georgia gubernatorial campaigns in a decision he released Wednesday, USA Today reported.
Siding with Abrams on one issue, the court ruled that absentee ballots on which the voter’s date of birth is either missing or incorrect should be included and certified on the official count.
Jones, however, agreed with the Kemp camp on two other issues.
According to his order, counties should reject:
- Absentee ballots with incorrect addresses; and,
- Provisional ballots cast by people who tried to vote in the wrong county.
The court’s decision prompted a victory statement by the Kemp campaign.
"Tonight, Judge Jones rejected efforts by Stacey Abrams and her radical allies to undermine the democratic process and rule of law in Georgia," said Ryan Mahoney, Kemp’s communications director. "He denied her requests to create new voters and slammed the door on attempts to count illegal votes."
A statewide Republican win in Georgia isn’t difficult to fathom. In 2016 President Donald Trump captured Georgia’s 16 electoral votes by 51 percent to Clinton’s 46.
In order to avoid a recount, Kemp needs to capture at least 50 percent of the vote. At present he has 50.3 percent to Abrams’ 48.8.
As former George W. Bush-era White House press secretary Ari Fleischer observed of the brouhaha, "this isn’t a Third World system or neo Jim Crow, nor did Brian Kemp cheat. His fundamental offense was beating Stacey Abrams in an election, fair and square."
That continues to be the complaint from Democrats about the 2016 presidential results —the wrong person won.
It’s the underlying basis for contesting the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in Florida.
A Republican won in each.
And just as they do with Trump post-2016, after Florida’s GOP candidates are certified as the winners, Democrats will chant "not my governor," "not my senator."
In response we should chisel Clinton’s words in stone, "When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections — then that undermines our democracy."
But in that event, they would come behind and add, "except when a Republican is victorious."
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports - Click Here.
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