Lindsey Graham: Stacey Abrams ‘Conned’ Republicans Into Helping Biden Win Georgia

In a blatant display of racism and willful ignorance, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday that Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018 and narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp, managed to “con” GOP officials into helping President-Elect Joe Biden win the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes.

According to HuffPost, Graham made his disgusting remarks on the radio show of right-wing host Mike Gallagher:.

Stacey Abrams conned the Republican leadership in Georgia into a consent decree that basically adulterated the signature verification system, so that you’re comparing the ballot signatures to the application signature. They’re the same person who did the fraud. You should be comparing the ballot signature, the envelope signature on the ballot, to a signature that existed before the application was made. She changed that.

According to Graham, Georgia Republicans will now have to radically change their election laws to “stop Stacey Abrams from stealing the Senate race.” Incumbent Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are both facing a runoff on January 5 against their Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.

The insinuation being made by Graham couldn’t possibly be clearer or more bigoted: A black woman misled white political figures and now Georgia has to make sure fewer minorities can vote, which is the way it’s supposed to be in Lindsey’s antiquated view of life in the Deep South.

Seth Bringman, a spokesman for Ms. Abrams chided Graham for meddling in the elections of a state he doesn’t even represent and perfectly explained what’s at stake:

“While he focuses on lies and misinformation, we will focus on encouraging Georgians to request their mail ballots and vote early starting next week for the Jan. 5 Senate runoff so that the likes of Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell no longer control the U.S. Senate.”

Exactly! Graham, McConnell, and the majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate cannot be trusted. We have to vote them out and never forget that they helped enable Donald Trump for the past four years.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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