Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams set to announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections. An aide familiar with the decision said she’ll focus on the new program rather than run for president herself. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she’s launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams revealed plans for the initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas that was live-streamed on Facebook. The multimillion-dollar project will staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of next year’s elections. The announcement follows months of speculation over what Abrams’ next move in politics might be, including whether she’d join the crowded field of 2020 presidential hopefuls as she had mused. But that notion was put to rest as Abrams expressed optimism that Democrats could make gains in the next election. “We’re going to win because there are only two… Read full this story
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