“Radical liberal” Senate candidate fails to stand up for principles.
Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a major milestone for civil rights activists, but in the 55 years since, African American voters have been systematically disenfranchised from the ballot bo
Stacey Abrams, whose unsuccessful campaign for governor highlighted voter suppression in Georgia, will announce her next election decision by the end of March. There is a lot of speculation about whether she’ll opt to run against incumbent Senator David Perdue (R-GA), or join the crowd seeking the Democratic nomination for president.
We all know what to expect when President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night: It will be an hour of patting himself on the back, braggadocious bravado, making up threats and, of course, a lot of falsehoods and outright lies. Regardless, we hope that every American tunes in because we want as many people as possible to hear from Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response.
The crown jewel of our work in 2018 was the coverage of Georgia’s midterm election. Early on, WhoWhatWhy realized that the gubernatorial race and the issue of voter suppression would be national news, so we dedicated unprecedented (for us) resources to shine a light on the status of voting rights in the Peach State.
In Georgia, a state long considered a GOP firewall, inspired minority voters fired the opening salvo of a Democratic resurgence on Tuesday, delivering Stacey Abrams the party’s nomination for governor. Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia General Assembly, swatted aside her primary opponent by a 3–1 margin to become the state’s first female African American gubernatorial nominee. The feat is even more impressive considering the issues she championed.