Stacey Abrams, with the audacity to call a spade a spade, has once again decided to run for Georgia’s gubernatorial elections.
With her announcement comes the well-deserving hype for the election as well, as she is often credited with winning the Senate for the Democrats, using her experience to sail them through the troubled waters in January’s run-off elections.
Considering her track record of pulling voters out on the day of elections and her grassroots efforts of not allowing voter suppression to take place, she is a favorite to clinch victory in the swing state, which is supposed to be the epicenter of discussion in the 2022 elections.
Voter Suppression: The only Way Republicans can Defeat Stacey Abrams in 2022
Georgia is considered as one of the blackest states all across the United States, and this demographic construction of Georgia makes grounds feasible for Democrats, especially Stacey Abrams.
After the 2020 bashing, Georgia Republicans led the efforts of suppressing the votes as the governor signed a bill into law that would discourage the voting culture in the state.
The measures are specifically intended toward people of color who could have otherwise de-seated the governor easily.
Nonetheless, Stacey Abrams has experience running an organization specifically dedicated to curbing voter suppression in Georgia.
Stacey Abrams faced Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 as well, who defeated her by a mere margin of 55,000 votes.
With this small margin and Abrams having more tricks up her sleeves compared to 2018 to bring voters out, the elections will be a treat to watch, which could prove to be a nightmare for the incumbent Republican.
The incumbent, Brian Kemp, was serving as the Secretary of State of Georgia, overseeing the elections, back when both of them came face to face in the 2018 race.
Thus he is widely accused of perpetrating voter suppression in the state to come out at the top, which he succeeded.
Now when he is not serving in such a position, the gubernatorial elections can become even closer in a state that was decided by less than two percent votes margin.
Stacey Abrams’s Fair Fight foundation has registered 0.8 million voters all across Georgia, who are likely to play an important role in her elections.
However, this is not her only contribution in winning votes for Democrats. She is also a co-founder of The Georgia Project, which also aims to enhance voters’ participation in the elections.
Stacey Abrams Will Need to Recalibrate her Strategy to Curb Voter Suppression in Georgia
In the 2022 elections, the strategy of Abrams to tackle the rising suppression after Trump’s 2020 loss will be worth watching.
While the state has banned many measures on which Democrats relied to win elections, they now have to embrace other tactics if they want to survive the elections.
Despite being an ardent advocate of early voting, a tactic which many anti-voter suppression people negate, Abrams would need to change her strategy this time.
The latest election law of Georgia limits early voting, which is surely intended to help the GOP win the elections. However, by mastering the new art, she can help the voters come out on the election day instead of early to make a difference.
Since many people might not be aware of the latest election law, as nonpolitical minds often do not heed this news, they could be denied the opportunity to cast their ballots.
Thus, the responsibility on Abrams’s organizations would be increased manifold in the backdrop of the new law.
In this regard, the organization can conduct nationwide volunteer training while promoting the ground campaigns to help people aware of the new methods of voting.
Likewise, establishing an aggressive campaign against the rhetoric that the Republicans have continuously been promoting in their voters about voter fraud in the state.
This could help them in clinching swing voters who have increasingly been fed up by Republicans’ efforts of voter fraud nationwide.
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