Abrams preps lawsuit alleging systemic issues with Georgia elections

A day after bowing out of the race for governor, former Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks to Atlanta Journal Constitution reporters at the WSB-TV headquarters in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
A day after bowing out of the race for governor, former Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks to Atlanta Journal Constitution reporters at the WSB-TV headquarters in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Her campaign for governor may be over, but Stacey Abrams said she is not done voicing concerns about how the mid-term elections were carried out in Georgia.

Working under her new organization, Fair Fight Georgia, Abrams said she is preparing a federal lawsuit that alleges mismanagement of the election and the larger voter system.

“That does not happen in a functional democracy, and this cannot be repeated in any future election,” she said Saturday. “Georgia is too important of a state, and democracy is too core to who we are.”

The lawsuit  will be based on the feedback her campaign has received from voters alleging problems at nearly every step of the process, Abrams said.

“My belief is that we have built a solid case that will yield real change and substantive reforms to our elections in the state of Georgia through the administration of this case,” she said.

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