Misinformation: Stacey Abrams says she comes from a state where she’s not entitled to be governor

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ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Congresswoman Stacey Abrams today made an outlandish claim that as a black woman in Georgia, she was not entitled to become governor of her state.

The former congresswoman’s statement of minsinformation was made at a rally for progressive Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

“I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and a citizen of Georgia, I’m going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote,” she said moments after telling supporters that Republicans were not entitled to the progress she claims the left is making.

“I’m here to tell you that just because you win, doesn’t mean you won,” she said in another bizarre comment. “We’ve got folks ready to take back what they think is theirs, but they are not entitled to our progress. They are not entitled to our justice. They are not entitled to our votes.”

A review of Georgia’s voting laws did not find any rules prohibiting African Americans or women from running for governor or any other elected office in the state of Georgia.

Further evidence to disprove Abrams’ claim that she was not entitled to run for governor was found in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election. Abrams ran for governor that year against Republican Brian Kemp. She lost that election by a margin of 550,000 votes in an election that saw 4,000,000 voters at the polls.

During that election’s Democrat primary, Abrams soundly defeated her white female opponent Stacey Evans 76% to 24%. Prior to that, Abrams ran for Congress in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016, each time, unopposed without any other candidates challenging her entitlement or inherent right to run for federal office.

Fact-checking this claim made by Abrams that she was somehow not allowed or not ‘entitled’ to become governor, we have found her statement false. Abrams did not have the necessary votes to defeat her opponent in 2018.

After losing her election, she claimed Kemp engaged in voter suppression.

“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election,” Abrams told reporters at the time. “But to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling.”