Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she would be able to boost black voter turnout if she is selected to be Joe Biden’s running mate, Newsweek reports.
Abrams reiterated her interest in possibly becoming vice president during an interview with CNN's David Axelrod.
"I have the deepest respect for every woman who is being talked about and who should be considered for this post," Abrams told Axelrod on the Thursday episode of his podcast The Axe Files. "But I know that for communities of color, particularly for the black community, there has got to be a recognition that their needs are met. And we have to have candidates who are able to not only speak to them, but turn them out.”
Abrams said she is someone who can boost voter turn out.
"There has to be an intentionality to turning them out. A lot of folks can do that. I'm one of those people," she said. "And I have proven it by turning out more people of color in an election than anyone in 2018 did. Not by race, but by raw number.”
Biden has committed to choosing a woman to be on the presidential ticket with him. He has not released a short-list of vice presidential candidates yet.
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