There has not been a presidential election in Georgia that went blue since 1992, but the tide started to reverse Thursday night as Joe Biden edged out Donald Trump for the lead in the state. Georgia has not gone blue in a presidential election since 1992.
And a significant portion of the credit for that lead goes to Stacey Abrams, who fought for a long time against voting suppression and organized efforts to register new voters. Both of these efforts were critical in the state’s tilt toward the blue side of the political spectrum.
During her campaign for governor of Georgia in 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams fought against Republican Brian Kemp. During her campaign, Abrams prominently spoke out against voting suppression.
If Abrams had prevailed in the election, she would have been the first Black woman to hold the office of governor in the United States. However, her opponent had the edge in the vote-counting process since he was serving at the time as the state’s secretary of state.
In the recently released documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, Abrams’s life story is chronicled, including the time when she was prevented from participating in her own election because, when she arrived at the polls, she was informed that she had already cast a ballot in the election.
Author Roxane Gay said in a tweet, “In all seriousness, Stacey Abrams accomplished an amazing thing in GA and throughout the nation.” She continued to organize and strive to guarantee voting rights for the most disenfranchised individuals despite the fact that she had lost her election owing in major part to voter suppression.
Stacy Abrams, who was formerly the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, has spent a significant amount of time and effort fighting voter suppression and working to ensure that every vote is counted.
This is especially important for the votes cast by members of the African American community, which have for such a long time been disregarded.
Abrams is now getting the accolades she deserves for all of her hard work thanks to Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s recent surge in the state.
The following is a compilation of LGBTQ+ people expressing their gratitude to Abrams.