GOP attacks Georgia's Abrams on voting as judge rejects suit

Stacey Abrams refuses to concede Georgia governor's race
Election 2022 Georgia Governor
Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-01 15:31:51-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are using the defeat of a voting suit brought by a group founded by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to attack her legitimacy as a voting rights advocate.

They say a judge's rejection on Friday of the last remaining claims in a suit brought by Fair Fight Action shows that Abrams was wrong all along to claim that she lost the 2018 Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp because of voter suppression by Kemp.

But Abrams is far from backing down from her position, and says she won a number of victories that made elections fairer.

Her advocacy has also helped make voting rights a defining issue for Black voters in Georgia.