Washington Post analysis says Stacey Abrams 'played up' stolen election claims until it was 'untenable'

Red Runney

Jun 22, 2022
Bettendorf IA
A Washington Post analysis said that Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams "played up" stolen election claims until it was "untenable" for people who advocate for "American democratic norms and values."

The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, editor and writer for The Fact Checker feature of the paper, wrote in a piece published on Thursday that Abrams' many claims that she "won" the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia, or her declaring that the election was "stolen" in 2018 look "different" now because of former President Donald Trump.

Kessler said she "played up claims the election was stolen until such tactics became untenable for anyone who claims to be an advocate for American democratic norms and values."

Kessler noted multiple instances where Abrams claimed she "won" the 2018 election.

Abrams delivered a speech at the annual convention of Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in 2019 and said, "despite the final tally and the inauguration [of Gov. Brian Kemp] and the situation we find ourselves in, I do have a very affirmative statement to make: We won."