Midterm Election: Stacy Abrams

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November 20, 20185:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
Jessica Taylor at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley) (Square)

Jessica Taylor

Democrat Stacey Abrams isn’t backing down from her fight against what she calls voter suppression tactics and election mismanagement after losing the Georgia governor’s race. In fact, Abrams said she’s experienced the problems in her state first hand — after being nearly denied a ballot herself during early voting.

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee said that when she went to vote last month, a poll worker initially told her she had requested an absentee ballot and couldn’t cast an in-person vote. Abrams replied that she’s never filed for an absentee ballot, and after a conversation with the site’s manager, the matter was quickly resolved.
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