Not everyone celebrates Mrs. Abrams. Lee Morris, a Republican who serves as district commissioner in Atlanta’s Fulton County, said he viewed Abrams, a fiery orator, as “divisive”. comparison between you and Mr. Trump.
“Just as President Trump’s accusations of fraud and corruption have incited the right, her efforts have certainly sparked people’s enthusiasm to go out and vote,” Morris said in an interview on Friday. That said, while Mr. Trump’s false claims about widespread fraudulent elections and rampant fraud are unfounded, Georgia has a long history of voter repression and recorded, especially. especially for colored voters.
At times, Mrs. Abrams has also been aggressive with members of her party, who have criticized her blunt ambitions and open desire to become Mr. Biden’s executive friend. In the South, where black politicians are close and traditional, Mrs. Abrams was also a disruptive force. Her political vision may be contradictory to the creation of the local Democrats, and her rise to national popularity has ruffled her feathers.
However, the political payoff of Mr. Biden’s foray in Georgia could put those tensions down. The book she popularized had roots – a combination of regaining large-city suburbs and registering new voters in Black, Latin, and Asian American communities.
Election campaigns are often too short-sighted to do the long-term job of registering and educating new voters, regardless of party, Nse Ufot, the current executive director of the New Georgia Project, said.
“When you think about the transactional nature of election campaigns, I think they prioritize getting already-voters to vote for them,” said Ms. Ufot, adding that “there isn’t enough conversation. about 100 million Americans eligible to vote who did not vote in 2016. ”
Astead Herndon contributed to the report.