Georgia Republicans Launch ‘Stop Stacey’ to Counter Abrams’ 2022 Organizing

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Republicans in Georgia have had nearly sufficient of Stacey Abrams it appears.

The Democratic activist and media darling has been lauded by liberal leaders for serving to President Joe Biden flip Georgia blue in November and following that up by electing two left-wing U.S. senators in January, giving Democrats management of all elected levers of energy in Washington D.C.

On Monday, a bunch of Republican strategists in Georgia and elsewhere introduced the formation of Stop Stacey, which they describe as a “national, grassroots organization of engaged conservatives” that can “stand up to the left and prevent a complete left-wing takeover of Georgia – and America – in 2022.”

According to a menacing video on the web site StopStacey.org, the group’s intent is to: “Stop higher taxes. Stop government healthcare takeover. Stop the assault on election integrity. Stop the radical left. Stop the new DC swamp. Stop Stacey Abrams.”

Biden has stated that “nobody in America has done more” to assist Democrats in 2020.

“Stacey Abrams is trying to claim total control of America – which is why it’s so critical for Republicans across Georgia and across the country to have a dedicated, well-funded outside organization to stop her,” in keeping with a Stop Stacy press launch.

The existence of the brand new group, and its seeming concentrate on a single un-elected activist, exhibits how involved Republicans are about Abrams’ efforts heading into 2022. After shedding her race for Governor to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 (although she didn’t concede, claiming the election was stolen from Georgia voters), Abrams’ Fair Fight political motion committee raised about $95 million {dollars} from 550,000 donors to learn Democratic candidates. Abrams’ New Georgia Project, a voter registration group, claims to have registered “over 500,000 Georgians and counting,” in keeping with its web site.

That group is beneath investigation by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for allegations that it and different teams aggressively tried to register ineligible, out-of-state and deceased voters. “I have issued clear warnings several times to groups and individuals working to undermine the integrity of elections in Georgia through false and fraudulent registrations,” Raffensperger stated in an early-December information launch.

New Georgia Project leaders have known as the allegations nonsense.

Georgia has lots at stake subsequent 12 months. Abrams is anticipated to make one other run for governor towards Kemp, who has been attacked by former President Donald Trump for not doing sufficient to overturn the November election. Republicans additionally could have a shot to unseat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who received a particular election in January.

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