Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams says her group is closely watching polling places in the state after warnings that some locations could be targeted by militia groups.
Abrams spoke to WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam.
“Fair Fight is one of a number of groups very aware of these threats, but what’s important is that we have the support of election officials that every vote is cast and every vote is counted,” Abrams said. “We can’t get distracted, and we must not get intimidated. Instead, we have to overwhelm the system with our presence using our voices and our votes.”
Chuck Clay, former chair of the Georgia Republican Party, spoke to Rayam over the telephone.
He said he has been hired to represent the National Republican Senatorial Committee to help address any legal challenges that could arise regarding the outcome of Georgia’s two highly competitive U.S. Senate races.
Clay says times have changed for the Republican Party. He said it starts with new demographics that could possibly give Democrats the advantage. Clay said, he’s “not surprised” by the shift.
“The demographic of Georgia has grown more of color. It has grown more urban.”
He said of the Georgia election, “I hope, like everybody, that we have a clear election. Even if it’s razor thin.”
WABE’s Maria White Tillman contributed to this report.
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