Stacey Abrams, who made it very clear that she thought that there were a number of questionable issues that likely kept her from the Governor’s office, is filing a federal lawsuit that alleges “gross mismanagement” of the election and the state’s voting system.
The suit was filed under the name of her new organization, Fair Fight Georgia and it names Georgia’s interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and the State Election Board as defendants. Abrams said that she would be filing the suit during her Nov. 16 speech where she acknowledged that Brian Kemp would win the election.
According to WSB, the suit claims mismanagement and malfeasance at just about every level of the state’s election process under Kemp’s tenure as the then-secretary of state where he remained in charge of the elections despite being a candidate.
The allegations range from purged voter registrations to inconsistently counted absentee and provisional ballots to long lines at the polls. Kemp remained in charge of the election until he declared himself the winner and resigned two days later and named Crittenden his replacement.
“We’re going to talk today about this lawsuit, which is going to describe and then prove in court how the constitutional rights of Georgians were trampled in the 2018 general election,” said CEO of Fair Fight Action Lauren Groh-Wargo. “Our plan is to hold all elected officials accountable to the rights of Georgians and the right to vote.”
The lawsuit is just one of nearly a dozen other pending federal suits that have been filed by different Democratic activist groups.