(Tea Party PAC) – For every non-black presidential candidate, the challenge to win black voters over is always a bit of a challenge.
While the nominee usually just takes the black vote for granted, primary contenders usually pander their butts off.
And, this year, there’s a bit of a theme.
They’re all hammering away at the debunked claim that Stacey Abrams was the real winner of 2018’s Georgia gubernatorial election.
The latest venue for such claims was the African-American Leadership Council Summit, hosted by the DNC and attended by famed race-baiter Al Sharpton, whose ring many Democrats feel they must kiss to obtain the blessings of the black vote.
“Voter suppression is the reason Stacey Abrams isn’t governor right now,” declared former Vice President and current Democratic frontrunner, Joe Biden, during his speech. This statement was met with enthusiastic applause.
“I don’t need to tell Stacey Abrams about this, Stacey Abrams ought to be the governor of Georgia,” echoed Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana later in the day, calling upon “patterns of voter suppression” for blocking her election.
Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) also jumped on board.
“She should be the governor,” Booker told reporters after giving his remarks to the conference. “I think her call for us to pay attention to our democracy has inspired and motivated a lot of what I’m talking about in this campaign.”
Beto O’Rourke did admit that Abrams “technically lost the race” but had won by bringing attention to voter suppression issues.
“Though she may have technically and legally lost the election,” he said, “she won a much larger battle.”
Oh, give me a break.
In a well-received speech at the same event, Abrams herself declared that because she’d lost the election, clearly the right to vote was non-existent in Georgia.
“What we found on that day in that election is that we don’t know the truth because there wasn’t a fair fight,” she said.
She mentioned right-wing outlets Breitbart News and the Daily Caller by name to try to feebly refute their inevitable fact-checking of her claims.
“Now, I’m fairly certain that Breitbart and Daily Caller are now spinning up the memes that will tell everyone that I am delusional and a liar,” she whined.
Calling on Abrams loss has been a common applause line for 2020 candidates whenever they fished for black votes.
“Massive voter suppression prevented Stacy Abrams from becoming the rightful governor of Georgia,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told to voters in April at Sharpton’s National Action Network conference.
Sen. Warren, 2018 truther: "Massive voter suppression prevented Stacy Abrams from becoming the rightful governor of Georgia."
"They know that a durable majority of Americans believe in the promise of America & they know that if all the votes are counted, we'll win every time." pic.twitter.com/3RY7pPfAhE
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 5, 2019
In May, Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking at the NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, declared, “Let’s say this loud and clear — without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia, Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida.”