Democrats lecture us on our rhetoric while keeping their base in a constant state of agitation, convincing them that they’ve been mistreated and aggrieved, and further stoke them by questioning election results that don’t go their way.
With Republican Brian Kemp prevailing over progressive Democrat Stacey Abrams in the governor’s race in Georgia by about 55,000 votes, his opponent came up short of conceding while recognizing the result — a result she refused to call legitimate due to the left’s ever-familiar cries of voter suppression.
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) November 17, 2018
“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections,” Abrams said, according to Fox News. “But to watch an elected official — who claims to represent the people of this state, baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote — has been truly appalling.”
Abrams found company in Norm Eisen, the former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic under President Barack Obama who also served as an ethics chief for the Obama administration.
Echoing Abrams sentiment, Eisen took to social media to say Gov.-elect Brian Kemp should not be treated as a “normal head of the state.”
“I was a US ambassador. If my host country had attacked democracy in this way, I would have publicly slammed them & called for economic sanctions. I certainly would not have treated the ‘winning’ candidate is a normal head of the state, & we should not do so here,” Eisen tweeted.
I was a US ambassador. If my host country had attacked democracy in this way, I would have publicly slammed them & called for economic sanctions. I certainly would not have treated the “winning“ candidate is a normal head of the state, & we should not do so here. https://t.co/AE9ZCLdgir
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) November 18, 2018
The tweet coming in response to allegations tweeted by liberal Ari Berman, who writes for Mother Jones and the Nation.
Any and all efforts to clean up voter rolls are automatically met with protests from the left.
Berman also noted that Georgia placed 53,000 voter registrations on hold and closed more than 200 polling sites while Kemp served a Georgia’s secretary of state.
In an effort to consolidate precincts as more voters take advantage of early voting, the state closed 214 precincts since 2012, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Registrations on hold are a result of Georgia’s “exact match” protocol — applications are required to match information on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles or Social Security Administration, according to NBC News.
As for Abrams, even Hillary Clinton weighed in to question the results of the election.
“I know Stacey well – she was one of my really strong surrogates in the campaign. If she’d had a fair election, she already would have won,” she said in an appearance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas.
But Clinton was far from the only one.
Sherrod Brown: “If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in GA, they stole it”
Hillary Clinton: “If she had a fair election, she already would have won”
Cory Booker: “Abrams’ election is being stolen”
I guess the lack of media outrage means losing graciously is only for Republicans
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 14, 2018
Calling into question free and fair elections is a dangerous prospect — Georgia did not have the same elections shenanigans seen in neighboring Florida — as is urging followers to disregard the results.
What follows when Americans have no longer have faith in the electoral process?
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