Stacey Abrams Calls Georgia The ‘Worst State In the Country’ As She Runs For Governor

Abrams appeared at the gala with fellow Democrat U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, and spoke for just over 20 minutes. Most of her speech was devoted to blasting the record of Kemp, who polls show is leading the GOP gubernatorial primary race while Abrams is the only candidate on the Democratic ticket.

“Brian Kemp doesn’t care about our families or else he would be doing more to make sure that they were taken care of,” Abrams said. “Instead, in the midst of COVID, he passed a law to protect our companies but did nothing to protect our communities.”

But word of her characterization of Georgia as “the worst state” in the country spread quickly on social media.

“Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family,” Kemp tweeted.

Other Twitter users were more harsh.

“Stacy, please, we beg you, move to California or something…,” tweeted LibertarianForever.

“Stacey Abrams, don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you,” tweeted Paul V Kelly Sr.

After her loss to Kemp in 2018, Abrams decried voter integrity measures passed by the state le=gislature, saying they would disenfranchise black voters. But early voting turnout in the primary shows that is not the case.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office announced last week that “more than 565,000 Georgians have voted early, which is a 153% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 189% increase in the 2020 primary election,” 11 Alive reported on Thursday.

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