Fair Fight Action responds to GOP accusations of Abrams using lawsuit to 'line pockets'

Stacey Abrams speaks during a church service in Norfolk, Va., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.

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A week out from Georgia’s midterm Election Day, the non-profit voting watchdog group Fair Fight Action is responding to a recent federal court ruling that challenged certain voting practices in the state. The group was founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams.

In Fair Fight Action, Inc. v. Raffensperger, the judge upheld Georgia election laws on all counts in the case, which was filed right after the 2018 election.

Gov. Brian Kemp responded by accusing Abrams of using the lawsuit to “line her pockets, sow distrust and build her own celebrity.”

Fair Fight Action’s Executive Director Cianti Stewart-Reid calls Kemp’s comments absurd. She sat down with WABE’s “Morning Edition” and says what the judge upheld on Fair Fight’s part is being sorely overlooked.

Reid also says the timing of a recent Politico article that dove into Abrams’ legal spending over two years was likely manufactured to be an “October surprise” for Abrams that fell short.

As for the lawsuit, Raffensperger and Kemp continue to stand by the judge’s ruling regarding the years-long lawsuit — saying “it’s a win for all Georgia election officials who dedicate themselves to a secure elections process.”

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.