'It's Clear': Dem Sen. Brown Says If Abrams Doesn't Win, Then GOP 'Stole' GA Election
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) said Wednesday that if fellow Democrat Stacey Abrams does not win her gubernatorial race in Georgia, then it will mean the election was "stolen" from her.
Brown made the remarks at a National Action Network event in the nation's capitol, and said that the GOP "can’t win elections fairly."
Abrams' campaign filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to force a runoff in the election, for which Brian Kemp had declared victory.
"If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it. It's clear," Brown said, accusing Republicans in Georgia of shutting down rural precincts in predominantly-black areas.
As of Tuesday evening Kemp led Abrams by about 59,000 votes, according to The New York Times.
Abrams' lawsuit could restore more than 1,000 votes that were unaccounted for or wrongly rejected.
“This election was mismanaged, which saw unprecedented numbers of provisional ballots and rejected absentee ballots.” - @gwlauren
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 13, 2018
Brown on Wednesday accused Republicans of winning elections "by redistricting and reapportionment and voter suppression."
"All the ways they try to scare people, particularly people of color," he added.
Nonpartisan group Common Cause also claimed in a lawsuit of its own that Kemp did not maintain "the security of voter information despite known vulnerabilities" while he was secretary of state.
Reacting Wednesday night, Sean Hannity said in his monologue that Brown and other Democrats are "ramping up their election conspiracy theories" in the face of growing questions about the vote in Florida.
Hannity said Brown and other "radical Democrats" are attempting to stir racial tensions and fuel "baseless allegations."
"There seem to be no moderates left in the party."