Democrat nominee for governor Stacey Abrams appeared on Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream this week, and things got tense when Bream brought up certain issues the Georgia Democrat has never had a good answer on. One is the crucial issue of when life begins in the womb, which I wrote about on a late June appearance the candidate made on the same Fox program. During that show, Abrams refused to say that abortion up to the point of birth was out of bounds.
On Sunday’s program, though, she continued to double down while expressing even more extremist views, claiming that the “medical reality” is that “it is a fallacy we know exactly when a pregnancy starts, that we know exactly where we are in the system – I mean in the term.” She also told the host that, if she were elected governor, there would be no limit on when an abortion could be performed in the Peach state:
Abrams was asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream, “If you were to become governor, where would you draw the line? 15 weeks? Viability? 36 weeks? What’s the limit?”
Abrams responded by criticizing what she described as the “arbitrary standards of timelines.”
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“What I’ve always said is that abortion is a medical decision that should be made by a doctor and the woman, and that the point of viability, as determined by a doctor, should always take into consideration the life and health of the woman,” she said. “That should be the standard. But the arbitrary standards of timelines ignore the medical reality that it is a fallacy we know exactly when a pregnancy starts, that we know exactly where we are in the system – I mean in the term.”
But that wasn’t all Abrams fumbled on Sunday-when she revealed what could be a trial balloon of her built-in excuse when she loses to GOP Governor Brian Kemp in about a month. We recently wrote about the poor polling numbers across the board for Democrats from both Hispanic and Black voters, but Abrams has serious trouble with Black voters, as these disastrous tidings show, via my colleague Jeff Charles:
Stacey Abrams, who challenged Gov. Brian Kemp in 2018, is not getting the usual level of black support despite positioning herself as a crusader for civil rights against election laws that somehow constituted Jim Crow 2.0. A recent poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that 79 percent of African Americans support Abrams. About 10 percent indicated they would support Kemp. The rest were undecided. While the governor will likely increase his black support, having won 6 percent in 2018, it appears black voters in Georgia are more likely to sit out the election.
And as Sister Toldjah served up, even the legacy media is starting to call her out for lying about whether or not she ever claimed the last time she ran for governor (and lost) was fraudulent. (She did.)
Bream asked Sunday what Abrams thought of her eroding minority support. Abrams-incredibly-tried to wave it away as a “manufacturer crisis” that’s “designed to suppress turnout [from minority voters]”:
“I think the manufactured crisis [is] designed to suppress turnout … I’ve done more than fifty events in the Black community,” the Democratic candidate said. “I’m excited about the turnout we’re seeing — I’m excited about the engagement that we’re seeing. I know however that every election cycle, there has to be some worry, and in this case, it is a worry that’s being manufactured.”
“But it is always an opportunity to engage. I do not take any voting bloc for granted. I may be African-American, but I’m not entitled to a single vote that I don’t earn,” Abrams added.
But the host, picking up on the “suppression” narrative Abrams was trying to sell, pressed her on the sharp rise in registered Republicans on the Georgia voter rolls. Abrams had nothing:
As the Hill piece notes, “Abrams narrowly lost to Kemp in the 2018 election. While she won the majority of the Black vote in the race, 97 percent of Black women supported her while around 8 percent to 9 percent of Black men supported Kemp in 2018.” Those numbers, it reports, have now dropped in the latest polling:
In a[n]…Atlanta Journal Constitution poll, Abrams has about 79 percent support from Black voters, with 75 percent of Black men supporting her….
“Among Black voters, Abrams leads Kemp 83 percent to 9 percent [in the latest InsiderAdvantage/Fox 5 poll].
There is also this bad news for Abrams and Democrats from the seccond poll: “Abrams is five points behind the Kemp[sic]….ahead of their re-election matchup.”
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