A Democratic nominee running for governor in Georgia recently stated that illegal immigrants are all a part of the “blue wave.” I guess she’s hoping to ride the wave to a win, but making statements like that won’t get you very far!
The comment was made by gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams last week while she was speaking a rally which also featured anti-Trump Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Abrams is up against Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
“The thing of it is, the blue wave is African-American. It’s white. It’s Latino. It’s Asian-Pacific Islander. It is disabled. It is differently-abled. It is LGBTQ. It is law enforcement. It is veterans,” Abrams stated, which can be seen in the video below.
The Democrat said, “It is made up of those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.”
When later questioned about her comments, she hedged, as reported by a video posted to YouTube by WXIA Atlanta.
“I’ve never once argued for anyone who is not legally allowed to vote in the state of Georgia to be allowed to vote,” Abrams stated.
She was questioned, “Do you stand by what you said?”
Take a look:
Abrams answered, “What I said that day is that this is a state that should be looking out for everyone in our state and I would hope that anyone running for governor should believe in all of Georgia.”
Kemp explained that this was not at all what she meant.
“It means she wants illegals to vote in Georgia. This is a shocking development in the campaign,” Kemp appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “I think hard-working Georgians should decide who their governor is, not people here illegally like my opponent wants,” Kemp went on. “It’s against the law and against the Constitution, which makes it even more shocking that she would say that.”
Abrams has alleged that Kemp has attempted to eliminate the rolls of those voters who show her support.
Western Journal writes:
Under Georgia’s current system of voter registration, instituted under Kemp, 53,000 potential voters have their status listed as “pending,” because their voter registration information did not exactly match other identifying information the state has, such as driver’s license information or Social Security numbers, according to USA Today.
However, those voters will still be allowed to vote if they can show information at the polls that “substantially matches the registration application,” USA Today reported.
Kemp took to Twitter to say that the voter suppression claims were simply a smokescreen.
This was never about the 53,000 'pending' forms. Those folks can vote on Election Day. My opponent’s plan is to force Georgia (via lawsuit) to count ballots from "non citizens." I think hardworking Georgians – not illegal immigrants – should pick their next governor. #gapol https://t.co/ZonSs1vNU6
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) October 16, 2018
He wrote on Twitter, “This was never about the 53,000 ‘pending’ forms. Those folks can vote on Election Day. My opponent’s plan is to force Georgia (via lawsuit) to count ballots from ‘non citizens.’ I think hardworking Georgians – not illegal immigrants – should pick their next governor.”