The 2020 presidential race is already turning into The Election That Never Ends in some ways, but it’s given us yet another excuse to examine how the mainstream media covers every aspect of the spectacle. One of the more curious elements I’ve been noticing is the seemingly endless fascination that the networks, the cable news outlets and major newspapers have with failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Back when she famously lost her bid for the governor’s mansion, the Democratic Party remained massively enamored with her and their dedicated soldiers in the media followed suit. That trend hasn’t lost much steam at all, at least judging by this cheerleading piece from NBC News.
The article focuses on the state of Georgia, which is understandable because they are not only entering a full recount of the presidential race, but will also host two runoff elections to determine which party will control the Senate for the next two years. But why is Georgia so much closer to abandoning the GOP? According to NBC, it’s primarily due to Abrams and her ability to… er… I’m not really sure what they’re talking about here.
Stacey Abrams isn’t slowing down.
Soon after it became clear Friday that Georgia, once a reliable Republican stronghold, wouldn’t easily bend toward victory for President Donald Trump, Abrams, the voting rights activist and former candidate for governor, took to social media.
First, she recognized the achievement, thanking elated voters and activists in a video posted to her social media accounts for their efforts over the years to create “this new Georgia.” Then, she turned their attention elsewhere: to the state’s two potential Senate runoff races.
“We have seen what is possible when we work hard and when we work together,” Abrams said in the video statement. “We know we can win Georgia. Now let’s get it done, again.”