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Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Monday declared she would be "complicit" if she said the electoral system in the United States is "fair" while responding to criticism of her continued questioning of her election's results.
Appearing on CBS This Morning to discuss the national launch of her voting rights group Fair Fight 2020, Abrams responded to Tony Dokoupil's assessment of elections being "rigged," comparing her rhetoric to President Donald Trump.
"It's a frightening word," he said. "Does it contribute to a possible scenario where people on either side of an election outcome don't accept the results?"
"There's a lot that's been made of the fact that I did not concede my election," she said. "But I never denied the legal sufficiency of that election, and that's the difference between me and Trump. He refuses to acknowledge the legal sufficiency or threatens not to, but my point is that the laws are wrong. We have to fix those laws because as long as we have eligible American citizens who cannot cast a ballot, then the game is rigged."
Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia by nearly 55,000 votes, but she has refused to cast legitimacy on his win, saying he systematically suppressed the vote as Georgia's secretary of state through so-called "purges" of the voter rolls. She also blamed rural precinct closings and long lines on his office, although fact-checks have found her criticisms don't hold water.
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