Stacey Abrams: ‘Blue Wave’ Is ‘Comprised of Those Who Are Documented and Undocumented’

October 12, 2018

Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Tuesday the Democrats’ "blue wave" in November would be comprised of those who are "documented and undocumented."

Abrams was speaking with supporters at the Clayton County campaign office during an event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). She touted the diversity of the coming "blue wave" that she thinks will sweep Democrats into office nationwide.

"The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander," she said, going through a diverse list of groups.

"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," she said.

The Washington Free Beacon emailed Abrams’ campaign to ask what role undocumented immigrants will play in the midterms if they are not legal voters. The campaign did not respond by publishing time.

Republican Governors Association spokesman John Burke said counting on help from illegal immigrants shows Abrams is extreme.

"Stacey Abrams’ admission that she’s counting on illegal immigrants to help her campaign is further proof that she’s too extreme to lead Georgia," Burke said.

Democrats are banking on a blue wave carrying candidates like Abrams to victory even in states that typically vote Republican. Polls show Democrats have an advantage in voter enthusiasm and the generic ballot, but they are also behind in some key races and may not be able to bring the blue wave to fruition.

Abrams has embraced the mantle of liberalism, saying she doesn’t need "conservative values" to win in Georgia. She also deflected concerns about how much of her donation money has come from out of state by saying Georgia is a "national state."