Stacey Abrams Burned Georgia's Flag in 1992 Protest — NY Times
24 October, 2018, 07:40 | Author: Ted Wilson
Abrams' spokeswoman Abigail Collazo said Abrams was involved in a "permitted, peaceful protest against the Confederate emblem in the flag" while a student at Spelman College in Atlanta in 1992.
"Twenty-six years ago as a college freshman, I along with many other Georgians - including the governor of Georgia - were deeply disturbed by the racial divisiveness that was embedded in the state flag with that Confederate symbol", she said.
The two are neck-and-neck according to most polls;Abrams is hoping to become the first female black governor in the country's history.
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"What I've asked for is that you allow those that are legally eligible to vote, to allow them to cast their ballots", she said.
Abrams said that Kemp was twisting her words and her record of making it easier for legal citizens to vote. "Because under (his) eight years of leadership, Mr. Kemp has created an atmosphere of fear around the right to vote in the state of Georgia".
Georgia's poor track record on civil rights issues helps to explain why Abrams, throughout her career in public service, has long dedicated herself to franchising new voters. "Mr. Kemp and his allies have sought to portray her as 'too extreme for Georgia'".
Early in his remarks, Kemp complained about the "tens of millions of dollars that [Abrams' campaign] are putting behind the get-out-the-vote effort to their base" before claiming that the Abrams was hoping to gain from on absentee ballot requests. The face-to-face meeting was expected to be contentious in part because of all the voter suppression allegations facing Brian Kemp, who is polling neck-and-neck with Abrams.
FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. She's also been endorsed by former president Barack Obama.
Abrams is now locked in a dead heat with Republican candidate Kemp, who is getting high praise from the oval office. The flag prominently featured the Confederate battle emblem, a symbol that has strong historical associations with racism and white supremacy.
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