Abrams Claims Without Evidence She 'Never Challenged' Results of 2018 Election

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January 5, 2021

Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.), who repeatedly questioned the outcome of Georgia's 2018 governor's race, said Monday she "never challenged" the results of the election.

"My questions weren't about the outcome of the election. I never challenged the numbers," Abrams said on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time. "I challenged the system, and I fought to make certain that every vote that got cast got counted."

In the weeks following that election, Abrams refused to acknowledge her defeat to Brian Kemp (R.), who won by roughly 55,000 votes. Instead, she called the election "tainted" and said it "disenfranchised" voters.

Despite her most recent claims, Abrams has for more than two years denied that she lost the election. Her loss, she told the New York Times in 2019, was "fully attributable to voter suppression." She later claimed the election was "stolen" from Georgia voters.

Weeks after the Times article, Abrams said in an interview with ABC News that she did win the election but "didn't get to have the job."

Abrams has defended her opposition to the 2018 election results as President Donald Trump continues to contest the results of November's election in several states, including Georgia. Abrams has tried to discredit comparisons between her and Trump's handling of their respective defeats.

"It's not simply different circumstances," Abrams said on ABC's This Week on Sunday. "It's apples and bowling balls."

Georgia voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for the Senate runoff elections, which will determine party control of the upper chamber.

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