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Stacey Abrams Says Republicans 'Stole' 2018 Election

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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams (John Bazemore/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:20 PM

Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to concede she lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Georgia, telling a crowd at the National Action Network's annual convention Wednesday that Republicans "stole" the election from the state voters.

"We had this little election back in 2018," she said. "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. . . . I refused to concede because, here's the thing: concession needs to say something is right and true and proper. . . . You can't trick me into saying it was right."

Abrams came up short against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, edged out by fewer than 55,000 votes, but has declared she will run for public office again, perhaps as soon as next year for the Senate.

The former state legislator has also discussed a run for president in 2020, though the field is already crowded with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is also considering running, met with Abrams in March, reportedly about potentially having her on his ticket.

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Telling a crowd at the National Action Network's annual convention Wednesday that Republicans "stole" the election from voters, Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to concede she lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Georgia.
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