The Democratic Party of Georgia and failed governor candidate Stacey Abrams attempted to place an illegal ad but of $250,000 on Friday. They wanted to campaign for a run-off election even when the voter results did not and do not qualify for such an event. This is more of Ms. Abrams pushing for a ‘Do-Over’ after she has clearly lost. The ad attempt is a direct violation of campaign laws. Here are the details.
As Written and Reported By Molly Prince for the Daily Caller:
The Democratic Party of Georgia tried purchasing airtime on Friday to run campaign ads on a local Atlanta channel on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Abrams and the Democratic Party attempted to buy a $250,000 advertisement on Atlanta-based WSB-TV in order to promote a gubernatorial runoff despite her Republican challenger, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, winning over 50 percent of the vote. In the state of Georgia, a runoff is only triggered if neither candidate reaches at least half of the total votes.
The ad request, which was reportedly approved by Abrams and would have been paid for through her campaign funds, may have violated campaign finance laws since a runoff election has not been declared and is thereby not a sanctioned election.
“Stacey Abrams’ ambitions of getting a TV talk show or running for office again as an aggrieved member of our victim culture are leading her to make reckless and illegal decisions,” said John Watson, chairman of the Georgia GOP. “Her actions are harmful to Georgians who want to come together and work for the future. She is putting herself above the will of Georgians and is damaging to our state…..
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