Georgia Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams Is Challenged About Her View of the ‘Rigged’ Election

Stacey Abrams is the Democratic Candidate for governor in the State of Georgia. She recently appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and faced a challenge from host Joe Kernen. The focus on the intense questioning had to do with her refusal to concede her 2018 defeat before the 2022 election contest.

Joe Kernen talked about what he considered to be her “nuanced view” of the way she dealt with the loss against the rival Republican candidate, Governor Brian Kemp.

Kernen quoted what Abrams said after the election results. He explained that ten days after the 2018 election, she said that because “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper,” she could do it because she was a “woman of conscience and faith.”

He went further into the nuance of Abram’s response reminding her that she said that Gov. Kemp won under the rules of the game, but that it was rigged against the voters in Georgia.

Then, the CNBC host got to his main point. He told Abrams that he was sure Republicans were going to use her own words against her. “They’re going to say it’s hypocritical for Democrats to criticize people that questioned the integrity of an election when you did the same thing. One even said you were ahead of your time in claiming the results of an election were rigged,” Kernen said.

Kernen then asked Stacey Abrams, “Do you think this next election is a game-changer? Is it still rigged? Or do you think it’s at this point, that it will be a fair election in 2022 in Georgia?”

Abrams responded to Kernan by saying that no politician is “entitled to win an election,” including herself. She said that she has always tried to keep her focus on the voters. Abrams maintained that state government will need to make certain that voters have the ability to register, cast ballots, and have those ballots counted. Then she brought up SB202 which was instituted in 2021. She said it is now harder than ever for voters to participate in elections. Abrams believes that every American should now be even more concerned and that she is going to make every effort to make sure that the effects of SB202 are lessened for Georgian voters.

This isn’t the first heat that Abrams has faced as we approach the 2022 elections. She faced major criticism for a photo that surfaced and went viral. It portrayed a maskless Abrams speaking to children at a Georgia elementary school. All of the children were masked. She was breaking local COVID protocol. Her campaign responded with a fiery response to her critics and, then, Abrams eventually had to make an apology and admit her mistake.

There are some in her 2022 campaign leadership who want her to back away from the way she has described the previous race in 2018. They want her to revise the storyline from the “stolen” language that has been used in the past.

Some liberal media sources are already changing the narrative of Abram’s history with politics. The New York Times wrote a glowing story about Abrams but did not mention at all that she believes the election she lost by 55,000 votes was “rigged.”

But if you look at anything that The Times writes about former President Trump, you will almost certainly see something regarding his belief that the 2020 presidential elections were stolen.

So bless Joe Kernen’s heart. He stood his ground and was willing to call Abrams out. He even said that some in the Republican Party see her as the originator of “The Big Lie.” This is the left’s phrase to talk about any suggestion by Trump or his supporters that the 2020 election was unfair.

Abram’s response to Kernen was gaslighting and insufficient. She has never been able to provide any evidence to support her claim, and the mainstream media could care less. But Kernen provided us with a moment and hopefully, others will follow suit.