Rep. Collins: Stacey Abrams Claims Of Voter Suppression Are For ‘Her Own Political Benefit’

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During an interview on Fox News, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) criticized failed 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ claims of voter suppression, saying the claims are for “her own political benefit.”

“Let’s turn our attention to Stacey Abrams,” Collins said. “I’m about tired of Stacey Abrams. I’m about tired of the false claims down here in Georgia of voter suppression. I’m tired of the claims that she didn’t win in the other governor’s race, and now making claims of absentee ballots. What she’s doing is, again, trying to focus on getting people to do absentee ballots. And, again, her organization in the Democratic Party were the very ones who sued the state of Georgia and Brad Raffensperger and the other — the attorney general and the others who signed the consent decree last year that, in our opinion, weakened the signature verification rules in the state of Georgia. This is one of the things the Governor mentioned. It’s one of the things we have mentioned. That is why it makes it so more important that we have to fight back down here in Georgia.”

“Look, people get out and run for election,” Collins continued. “They do the ground game. They do what they need to do. And Senator Loeffler and Senator Perdue are going to do that. But Stacey Abrams needs to remember, if she’s actually encouraging people to vote illegally, if she’s actually encouraging, as Andrew Yang and some, said to come to Georgia and register to vote, as if you’re going to stay in Georgia, that’s a felony in Georgia. And I look forward to our law enforcement officers if they come down here and do that, putting them in jail. It’s illegal to come in, in the state of Georgia and register with no intent to become a permanent resident in Georgia. Stacey Abrams made a lot of claims over time, mainly for her own political benefit. It’s about time that those stop because the elections in Georgia are about the people of Georgia, and not about wild claims that she’s made on whose she’s getting to vote.”