One big difference between Abrams’ refusal to concede and Trump’s refusal lies in the goals of their questions, said Sara Tindall Ghazal, the former voter protection program director for the Democratic Party of Georgia.

In other words, Abrams didn’t try to challenge the results.

“Nobody ever sought to overturn the results of the election,” Ghazal said. “We sought to improve the mechanisms by which elections will be conducted moving forward. And that’s the point.”

Ghazal argued that part of the reason why there haven’t been the same complaints about the state’s election system this year is some of the policies Democrats complained about two years ago have been fixed, including a new “cure” period that allows people to rectify problems with absentee ballots.

The expanded emphasis on early voting and absentee voting because of the pandemic also helped, she said.