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Stacey Abrams Says Fix ‘Voter Suppression’ Or We’ll All Have To Learn Russian

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams warned her audience Friday that a failure to fix “voter suppression” could result in Russia taking over the United States.

Abrams spoke alongside Ben Rhodes, advisor to former President Barack Obama, at the National Security Action Forum — and Rhodes could not have been more complimentary. (RELATED: Stacey Abrams Feels ‘Comfortable’ Saying She ‘Won’ Georgia Race In Spite Of Losing Georgia Race)

As Abrams spoke, she turned to the topic on voter suppression, appearing to suggest that domestic voter suppression was somehow opening the doors for foreign election interference.

She claimed that it posed a clear and present danger with regard to national security, saying, “If we do not secure our democracy in 2020 … we will be having a very different conversation, potentially in Russian, in 2030.”

The implication was obvious: if the democracy needs securing, Abrams views it as insecure currently — and the way to secure it is to make sure Democrats win in 2020.

Some felt that perhaps Abrams was overselling the point.

And according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, major strides had already been made to combat foreign interference in American elections even before the 2018 midterms took place.

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