For the past 4 years, Stacey Abrams has been laying the groundwork to push the narrative that Brian Kemp is some crazy monster who purges Georgia's voter roll of anyone who votes for Democrats. As attack after attack falls flat, they're not willing to abandon that narrative. The leftwing media tried their best last week to push a story that Kemp was blocking 53,000 voters from registering, but even the AJC had to admit that those 53,000 Georgians could vote just like everyone else. Now the Rolling Stone is attacking Secretary Kemp for urging his supporters to vote to offset Abrams' get-out-the-vote campaign.
> An attendee of the “Georgia Professionals for Kemp” event says they recorded 21 minutes and 12 seconds of the evening, held last Friday at the Blind Pig Parlour Bar near Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood...Not long after Kemp began his remarks, the candidate expressed worry about early voting and “the literally tens of millions of dollars that they [the Abrams camp] are putting behind the get-out-the-vote effort to their base.”
> Kemp then asserted that much of that Abrams effort is focused on absentee ballot requests. “They have just an unprecedented number of that,” he said, “which is something that continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote — which they absolutely can — and mail those ballots in, we gotta have heavy turnout to offset that.”
Kemp is obviously speaking at a campaign event, meaning he is referring to the campaign's concerns regarding Abrams' GOTV effort. Abrams has been bragging for at least a year now about their expensive and intricate GOTV effort, mostly centered around absentee ballots. It's the centerpiece of her campaign.
Republicans have been discussing the need to offset that absentee push since the primary, and it's an obvious place to begin any discussion about the importance of motivating our base. Kemp is making the exact same argument he, and others, have been making for months. But because some activist has a receipt from a campaign event, we're supposed to believe this is newsworthy. It's beyond ridiculous.
Democrats know they can't win in Georgia, so they'll do everything in their power to undermine the legitimacy of our Republican controlled government. As I discussed last week, they would rather lose and make excuses than make an honest attempt at winning an election. It's going to be especially sweet to watch Brian Kemp implement his conservative agenda next session.