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Stacey Abrams Brags She Has 1.2 Million Absentee Ballots For Ga. Runoff

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, now the founder of the voting rights organization Fair Fight, said that Democrats are prepared to win the Senate runoff race in January, and that 1.2 million absentee ballots have already been requested.

“We know from the numbers that we’re in a good place; 1.2 million absentee ballots have been requested thus far,” Abrams told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “Just to put that into context, 1.3 million were requested for all of the general election.”

Further, Abrams said, “85,000 of those applications are from voters who did not vote in the general election, and they are disproportionately between the ages of 18 and 29 and disproportionately people of color.”

Abrams’ claim speaks directly to Republican fears about the Georgia vote. President Donald Trump warned at a large rally in Valdosta, Georgia, earlier this month that Democrats are “going to try to rig this election too.”

He urged Republicans must “go vote and vote early starting Dec. 14 – you have to do it – they cheated and they rigged this presidential election, but we will still win.

Georgia’s House Majority Leader Jon Burns earlier this month submitted a letter signed by more than 100 current and newly elected House Republicansto Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the State Election Board to review the state’s absentee ballot verification process.

In the letter, Burns said that many Georgians, including his colleagues, have “serious concerns” about the state’s elections and must have confidence in the progress for the Senate runoffs and f… (Read more)

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