Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) is getting clobbered by incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (R), so she’s throwing out everything but the kitchen sink in an attempt to scare voters and curry support for her failing campaign.
This week, Abrams campaigned with billionaire Oprah Winfrey at an event called “A Thriving Life!” and told the pop culture icon that Georgians should elect her or transgender kids will be banned from playing with friends, parents will be forced to lie, 500,000 people will lose health care, and LGBTQ individuals won’t be protected.
That’s not hyperbole, here’s what she said.
“If we don’t elect me, we will have no health care for half a million Georgians,” Abrams told Winfrey, according to Fox News’ Ashley Hume. “Our children will continue to go to underfunded schools where transgender children have been banned from playing with their friends.”
That sounds more like a threat than a campaign prediction, but it’s also just not true.
No “transgender children” have been banned by schools from playing with their buddies in Georgia. Nor is that a proposal.
There is a law regarding children competing in sports aligned with their sex and gender — but that isn’t what she said.
The candidate also claimed that parents will be forced to lie to their kids.
“We will have divisive laws that say that you have to lie to your children about their history,” she added.
“The members of the LGBTQ community will not have protection,” she threw in for good measure.
But Abrams wasn’t done. Every Georgia voter’s entire future is on the line, apparently.
Only the lady who played “President of United Earth” on “Star Trek” can protect you.
“And so if you want opportunity, freedom, and the ability to control your future, you need me as governor, because Brian Kemp’s proven he doesn’t care, and he won’t help,” he added.
The predictions spooked Winfrey.
“It’s really frightening,” she said during the event.
Well, it’s not that frightening. It’s totally garbage, propaganda, and lies.
Consider that Abrams also called Georgia’s 2021 voting reform bill “Jim Crow 2.0.”
The Left claimed that the law signed by Kemp would disenfranchise millions of Peach Tree State voters, especially minorities.
Yet in the first year that the bill was implemented, Georgia experienced record-high voting.
Early voting started on Monday and saw 133,000 voters come to the polls. Black voters accounted for 39% of those voters, according to some reports.
In other words, she was incorrect.
That seems to be the case much of the time. Abrams: Often wrong, never in doubt.
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