Over the weekend, there was a big Democratic push to reach out to black voters in Virginia to ask them to vote for gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe. The Democrats sent a video of Kamala Harris to 300 black churches in the state to be played between yesterday and Nov. 2. Liberal icon Stacey Abrams, McAuliffe and others also went personally to some of those churches to campaign.
As we noted, this was a big no-no, as it violates federal law, specifically the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax exempt organizations like the churches from campaigning on behalf of candidates, which they explicitly did with the video and even with Terry McAuliffe from the pulpit apparently on Sunday.
The Democrats don’t appear to care at all that they might be placing the churches in danger of losing their tax exempt status as long it helps them get their votes and helps them get more power.
But while Abrams was in the process of campaigning for McAuliffe, she again called into question her election that she lost for governor of Georgia in 2018.
Stacey Abrams: "I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and a citizen of Georgia, I'm going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote." pic.twitter.com/jHDnasBBkR
— The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2021
“I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor,” Abrams claimed. “But as an American citizen and a citizen of Georgia, I’m going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote.”
Terry McAuliffe echoed her claim, even suggesting that “1.4 million voters” had been “disenfranchised” otherwise, “she would be governor today.”
Democrat Terry McAuliffe says that the 2018 Georgia governor election was stolen from Stacey Abrams. An assault on democracy! pic.twitter.com/FPJ6fttEx6
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 18, 2021
So where are the folks on the left and in the media to call out this spreading of the Big Lie? I thought stuff like this was supposed to be an ‘attack on Democracy’ and threatening to our nation? Isn’t this fomenting insurrection? McAuliffe still refuses to say the 2000 election was legitimate. Democrats are behind both Abrams and McAuliffe who are promoting these misleading lies, so therefore they must be supporting these lies.
The claims have no basis in reality. She was “not entitled to become governor” because she lost decisively by more than 50,000 votes, that’s what happens when you lose. Nothing else. People are not “entitled” to become governor, they have to earn it by winning the seat. But of course she’s suggesting that somehow some mysterious racist “they” wouldn’t let her become governor. Black voters came out in greater numbers than in 2016 and she still lost. Maybe because some of them didn’t want to vote for her. Maybe that’s really why she’s so mad – that the voters rejected her.
When are the remarks of McAuliffe and Abrams going to get a “misleading” tag from Twitter? Isn’t this the sort of thing Twitter decried when they tagged truthful tweets about Hunter Biden’s laptop?
Now we know because it’s Democrats, that it wouldn’t be called out at all because that’s where we are with the Democratic hypocrisy at this point.
But bottom line? Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin is basically in a dead heat with McAuliffe, he’s talking real issues that concern people and not this nonsense. We may be hearing soon how McAuliffe was not “entitled” to become governor of Virginia either.