Stacey Abrams: Voter suppression is 'real national emergency'


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    ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said Tuesday morning that "the real national emergency" is voter suppression.

    She spoke at a hearing called "Field Hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration in Georgia" at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta.

    Abrams argued that Republicans in Georgia worked to make it harder for African Americans to vote in her state during last fall's Governor race. She narrowly lost to Brian Kemp after much controversy.

    Abrams said the issue deserves national attention, criticizing President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency on immigration at the border.

    “We have to have national attention on this national emergency -- a real national emergency -- which is voter suppression in the United States," Abrams said on CNN's "New Day." “The threat to democracy in our country is real.”

    “I believe that we did not have a fair fight in Georgia,” Abrams added on Tuesday regarding November's election loss.

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