Hollywood leftists are not happy that Brian Kemp prevailed in the governor’s race in Georgia. Their chosen candidate, Stacey Abrams, had been endorsed by both Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. In spite of that, she fell over 50,000 votes short and Kemp beat her handily.
But despite that, folks on the left and Hollywood actors pushed the conspiracy theory that voters had been suppressed and that somehow Kemp cheated despite not having any evidence that that had in fact occurred.
Abrams fanned that flame by refusing to call Kemp the “legitimate” governor of Georgia and refusing to concede, saying that would be conceding the election had been conducted correctly. Abrams told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that there had been “a deliberate and intentional disinvestment and I think destruction of the administration of elections in the state of Georgia.”
Now, Hollywood actors are calling for Hollywood to boycott Georgia with the inevitable hashtag campaign, #boycottgeorgia, because a hashtag shows they truly care.
But the call didn’t go over well.
This, of course, would not hurt Kemp per se but would harm the people in their industry who work in Georgia.
And they’re basically saying pick the leftist we want you to pick or we will punish you for exercising your vote as you choose.
Not to mention that, of course, they’re wrong about the voter suppression, to begin with.
This is what was claimed, even being spread by people like Eric Holder.
It was of course demonstrably false, as AG Conservative notes in a series of tweets.
Purging voters is a common normal practice everywhere. That’s why before you vote, you make sure you are registered, especially if you haven’t voted in a while. If you don’t, that’s on you.
And the purge law had nothing to do with Brian Kemp and everything to do with Democrats.
Long lines are not voter suppression.
The elections are run by local officials, not Kemp. The only thing he would do is certify at the end as Secretary of State the final count. He resigned before that and did not do so. So he wasn’t involved at all.
But just like with President Donald Trump, now thousands of people will think the election was illegitimate because of the Democrats inability to accept losing and casting aspersions on the electoral process.
And wasn’t there a famous Democrat who told us how “damaging” that is to “democracy?”