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Stacey Abrams Refused to Concede

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Stacey Abrams refused to concede defeat in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race. She said the election process is “rotten and rigged.” Sound familiar?:

“Concession means to say that the process was fair, but when I run an organization that in 10 days between election night and the night I refuse to concede we receive more than 50,000 phone calls for people who were denied the right to vote I am complicit if I say that that system is fair

From the Hill, Aug. 19, 2019: WSJ Appeared in the November 12, 2020, print edition as ‘Notable & Quotable.’

 The Donald couldn’t have said it better himself. As it happens, Abrams helped set the stage for Trump’s defeat in Georgia.

First Pitch in Georgia Voting Controversy

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Joe Biden threw out the first pitch in the Georgia voting law controversy. And Stacey Abrams hit the dirt. She appreciated that he called the law an atrocious Jim Crow throwback but she’s not wild about the $100 million or so that left town with the all-star game.

Biden claims the law shuts down the polls at 5p.m. – just when working folks “like the ones he grew up with” get off. The Washington Post explains here why that’s a lie.

 

Democrat’s Suburban Shift

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David Montgomery at CityLab has a killer map showing suburban congressional districts represented by Democrats. They’re a big chunk of the country. And he says almost all of the 33 seats Democrats picked up on Tuesday were in suburban districts:

Democrats retook the House of Representatives on the back of a suburban surge Tuesday, remaking a once rock-ribbed Republican bastion into a Democratic stronghold.

Though some districts remained undecided Wednesday afternoon, Democrats had picked up at least 33 seats in Congress, almost all of them predominantly suburban. These suburban districts, once closely divided, are now twice as likely to be represented by a Democrat than by a Republican.​​​​​​ Democrats even lost some seats in rural areas, but picked up at least 22 seats that CityLab’s Congressional Density Indexclassifies as “sparse suburban” or “dense suburban.” Add that to Democrat gains in almost all of the remaining Republican-held districts with major urban populations and you have a new, blue majority.

Suburban Shift

Here’s what some others have to say about the Democrat’s suburban shift.

Daniel Henninger WSJ:

The reality is that Mr. Trump’s 2016 “base” included many traditional, suburban Republicans. Some voted for him, some against Hillary Clinton and some for a conservative Supreme Court majority.

Politico:

Democrats have won back control of the House of Representatives, slicing through Republican-held suburbs where President Donald Trump has proven toxic to undo a Republican majority once thought to be impervious until the next round of redistricting.

Market Watch:

And Trump should be terrified that Democrat Stacey Abrams won 56% of Gwinnett County, with 920,000 people the largest suburban county in Georgia, in the state’s still-undecided governor’s race. Gwinnett rarely if ever voted Democratic for president before Hillary Clinton, who won 51%, and has grown by 115,000 people since 2010. Nearby Cobb County,with 755,000 people and Newt Gingrich’s old geographic base, gave Abrams almost 54%.