Stacey Abrams, the voter advocate who has been instrumental in what is likely a turn of Georgia from a red to a blue, didn’t mince words when she shared why she’s elated over Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic win.
“There is an orange menace of putrescence who will no longer be able to occupy the White House,” Abrams said on CBS' “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." “That’s a big deal. There is an incoming president who has moral leadership and character and who actually believes in science and facts.”
Abrams is being praised for her role in motivating massive voter turnout in Georgia, particularly among African Americans who by and large voted for Biden in the General Election. That momentum began in 2018 when she lost the gubernatorial election to Brian Kemp, who many believe was guilty of voter suppression in his job as Secretary of State at the time. Abrams founded Fair Fight Action, an advocacy group that stands up for voters rights. The result of her efforts has been a record 7.6 million voters registered in Georgia.
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Although the Georgia race has not officially been called, Biden leads Donald Trump 49.5 to 49.2 percent, CBS News reports. If the razor thin margin persists, a recount is likely. Biden won the presidential election when Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes went to him on Saturday morning.
Abrams’ didn’t forget to mention the importance of having a woman of color elected vice president as well.
"We have seen the change in the face of leadership by adding Kamala Harris, so women of color can see themselves in the highest positions in the land,” said Abrams. “And oh, did I mention? Trump is leaving. That's a big win.”
Abrams’ momentum is still being sought in what has turned out to be two runoff elections for the Georgia U.S. Senate seats. In January, Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock will face incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Jon Ossoff will go against GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue. Abrams has already reportedly helped raise $6 million toward helping the Democratic candidates.
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