Appearing on CNN with Jake Tapper, Stacy Abrams predicted victory for Jon Ossoff, and Raphael Warnock, the 2 Democrat Georgia candidates in Senate runoff races.
Abrams also specifically touted impressive absentee ballot numbers for Democrats, including 85k that she says did not vote in the general election.
Tapper asked Abrams “Democrats have won just one of the eight statewide runoff elections held in Georgia since 1988. Some Republicans are worried that President Trump’s continued baseless claims of a rigged election might discourage their voters from showing up this time. Do you think that is real or Democratic wishful thinking?”
“Democrats are prepared to win this election,” Abrams replied “This is the first runoff where we have the level of investment and engagement that it takes to win a runoff. We know from the numbers we are in a good place..
“1.2 million absentee ballots have been requested thus far,” she continued “and just to put that into context, 1.3 million were requested for all of the general election. Of that 1.2 million, 85,000 of those applications are from voters who does not vote in the general election and disproportionately between 18 and 29 and disproportionately people of color.”
“That signals that we understand that we may need to make a plan to vote and deliver this election,” she added.