Politics

Voting System Fights and Her Next Campaign: A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

In a wide-ranging conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Stacey Abrams talked about the Fair Fight lawsuit, the bill to create a new voting system for Georgia, her own political future, and the new governor's move to partially expand Medicaid coverage.
In a wide-ranging conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Stacey Abrams talked about the Fair Fight lawsuit, the bill to create a new voting system for Georgia, her own political future, and the new governor's move to partially expand Medicaid coverage.
Credit J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

While Georgia lawmakers work on a bill to overhaul the state’s decades-old voting system, the organization founded by Stacey Abrams continues its federal lawsuit.

Fair Fight Action alleges mismanagement and voter suppression in Georgia elections, including the 2018 cycle in which Abrams, a Democrat, narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp. At the time, Kemp was also the sitting secretary of state, Georgia’s chief elections officer. Abrams and Fair Fight argue Kemp should have stepped down as secretary of state in order to run for governor.

In the months since November, Abrams has delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union message, and faced repeated questions about her next run for office. She has even been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In a wide-ranging conversation with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer, Abrams talked about the Fair Fight lawsuit; the bill to create a new voting system for Georgia; her own political future; and the new governor’s move to partially expand Medicaid coverage. Democrats, including Abrams, argue for a full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

WABE brings you the local stories and national news that you value and trust. Please make a gift today.Donate Now