Raddatz Seeks Reassurance from Stacey Abrams Dems Will Win Georgia


With ABC working very hard to hide the disgustingness (Ties to China, domestic violence accusations, child abuse, sexually violent rapper) of the Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia from their viewers, co-host Martha Raddatz spent part of Sunday’s This Week seeking reassurance from Georgia conspiracy theorist and failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that the party was going to win the runoffs in next few days.

Immediately after introducing Abrams, Raddatz claimed that Democrats supposedly had an edge in the race according to polls and wanted to know if her obviously biased guest agreed:

MARTHA RADDATZ: We’ve seen those polls that give Democrats a slight edge. But is there anything you’re seeing on the ground that gives you concern?

STACEY ABRAMS: No concern. Just a great deal of urgency. We did very well in vote-by-mail. We did very well in early vote. But we know Election Day is going to be the likely high turnout day for Republicans. So, we need Democrats who haven’t cast their ballots to turn out. And it they have any questions to go to IWillVote.com to find their polling places.

With Abrams touting the Democratic get out the vote effort, Raddatz needed to be absolutely sure since ABC put in a lot of work to help the Democratic Party cover-up their controversies.

Her chief concern was how Republicans had outpaced Democrats in recent Georgia elections. “And two months ago, even as Joe Biden was winning Georgia, Jon Ossoff trailed Republican David Perdue by nearly 90,000 votes. And in the special election the Republican candidates combined for 50,000 more votes than the Democrats,” Raddatz prefaced.

 

 

Adding: “I know that 75,000 new voters have been registered since early November. But how certain are you that those are Democrats?

From there, Raddatz made it clear in back-to-back questions that she was concerned about Democratic enthusiasm dropping out since Joe Biden wasn’t on the ballot. And she wanted Abrams to explain how they were going to get a high turnout:

RADDATZ: And does the fact that Biden outperformed the Senate races indicate that his win really was more about President Trump than it was representative of some kind of ideological shift to the left in the state?

(…)

RADDATZ: And you talk about the enthusiasm and getting them out to vote and how you’re doing it and they know about these two candidates. But if they didn’t come out in the general election, how are you convincing them of the importance of the Senate race?

It wasn’t until the end of the segment, and after Raddatz asked about President Trump’s “unsubstantiated claims” of fraud, that Abrams was pressed on her own false claims of voter suppression in Georgia.

“And you know that some Republicans are arguing that President Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are no different than yours in 2018, where you did not concede the gubernatorial race,”
Raddatz said. “I know you say that is different, it’s different circumstances. But are you concerned about that reputation?”

Without noting that the same election officials who ran the 2018 election had run the 2020 election, Raddatz let Abrams get away with claiming the situations were like “apples” and “bowling balls.” Abrams even had the audacity to assert: “I think it’s always dangerous to undermine the integrity of elections without evidence.”

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s This Week
January 3, 2021
9:15:50 a.m. Eastern

MARTHA RADDATZ: We’ve seen those polls that give Democrats a slight edge. But is there anything you’re seeing on the ground that gives you concern?

STACEY ABRAMS: No concern. Just a great deal of urgency. We did very well in vote-by-mail. We did very well in early vote. But we know Election Day is going to be the likely high turnout day for Republicans. So, we need Democrats who haven’t cast their ballots to turn out. And it they have any questions to go to IWillVote.com to find their polling places.

RADDATZ: And two months ago, even as Joe Biden was winning Georgia, Jon Ossoff trailed Republican David Perdue by nearly 90,000 votes. And in the special election the Republican candidates combined for 50,000 more votes than the Democrats. I know that 75,000 new voters have been registered since early November. But how certain are you that those are Democrats?

(…)

RADDATZ: And does the fact that Biden outperformed the Senate races indicate that his win really was more about President Trump than it was representative of some kind of ideological shift to the left in the state?

(…)

RADDATZ: And you talk about the enthusiasm and getting them out to vote and how you’re doing it and they know about these two candidates. But if they didn’t come out in the general election, how are you convincing them of the importance of the Senate race?

(…)

RADDATZ: And Joe Biden and President Trump will be there tomorrow. Do you believe that President Trump’s continuing unsubstantiated claims that the election there and across the nation was rigged hurt him there?

ABRAMS: I think it’s always dangerous to undermine the integrity of elections without evidence. When we challenged voter suppression we were able to prove it. We were able to correct for it in many ways. And that’s why we saw a dramatic increase in turnout from 2018 to 2020.

(…)

RADDATZ: And you know that some Republicans are arguing that President Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are no different than yours in 2018, where you did not concede the gubernatorial race. I know you say that is different, it’s different circumstances. But are you concerned about that reputation?

ABRAMS: Well, it’s not simply different circumstances. It’s apples and, you know, bowling balls.

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