Georgia’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has claimed that her poll numbers are low because “black men” are too easily fooled by “misinformation.”
Abrams is trailing Georgia’s Republican incumbent Governor Brian Kemp by anywhere from 6 points to double digits, according to the latest polls.
As Slay News previously reported, has already started preparing for her defeat by claiming that she will only lose to incumbent Kemp if Republicans’ so-called “voter suppression” efforts are successful.
In a desperate statement, Abrams claimed that her supporters will have to “navigate” the “voter suppression” that Kemp has allegedly “put in place” for the election.
And now, Abrams is trying to suggest that her would-be voters are being “targeted” with “misinformation.”
Without evidence, Abrams laid out her “misinformation” narrative during a recent appearance on MSNBC.
Abrams began by saying that she did not believe the polls reveal that there is any real enthusiasm for Kemp.
So far, polls have suggested that Abrams’ support among black male voters has dropped off since her last attempt to run for Georgia governor in 2018.
“I do not believe it’s because of a deep well of enthusiasm for my opponent,” Abrams said.
She then pivoted immediately to make the argument about race and suggested that black men, specifically, had been targeted and fallen victim to “misinformation.”
However, she did not clarify what exactly they were being misinformed about, nor did she provide any evidence to support her claims.
“We know that black voters are often discounted, and unfortunately, this year, black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation,” she alleged.
“Not misinformation about what they want, but about why they want what they deserve,” she said.
“And my campaign has been the only one that has very intentionally, thoughtfully, and consistently reached out.”
News Nation’s Zaid Jilani noted that if current poll trends turn out to be accurate, Abrams will have slipped from earning 94% of the black vote in 2018 to garnering 82% of the black vote just four years later.
Jilani went on to suggest that, rather than misinformation, perhaps it was Kemp’s focus on jobs that accounted for the swing in support.
“I think there’s a pretty simple reason Kemp might be doing better with black men than he did in 2018,” Jilani tweeted.
“A few days ago he was at the groundbreaking of a Hyundai electric vehicle plant outside Savannah, the largest economic development in GA history. It’s jobs.”
Kemp announced the project — which will create over 8,000 new jobs and see Hyundai investing more than $5.5 billion in Georgia’s economy — last May.
“My commitment to hardworking Georgians to make our state the best place to live, work, and raise our families remains steadfast, and with this announcement, which is now the largest economic development project in our state’s history, we will continue working to make Georgia the premier destination for quality companies who are creating the jobs of today, tomorrow, and beyond,” he said at the time.