Things got weird on The View on Wednesday when Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was asked about her 2018 loss, prompting her to go on a rant about how she never denied she lost —which is false.
“So this is your second run against incumbent Brian Kemp for governor, and polls show a tight race, especially this morning. When you lost in 2018, you didn’t traditionally concede, which I appreciated because you cited voter suppression,” co-host Sunny Hostin said. “Are you confident that this will be a free and fair election and not a repeat performance of what happened before?”
“I appreciate the question and the framing,” Abrams said. “I have never denied that I lost. I don’t live in the governor’s mansion. I would have noticed.”
“If you look at my immediate reaction after the election, I refused to concede,” Abrams said. “It was largely because I could not prove what had happened, but I knew from the calls that we got that something happened.”
“Now, I cannot say that everybody who tried to cast a ballot would’ve voted for me. But if you look at the totality of information, it is sufficient to demonstrate that so many people were disenfranchised and disengaged by the very act of the person who won the election that I feel comfortable now saying, ‘I won,’” she added. “My larger point is, look, I won because we transformed the electorate, we turned out people who had never voted, we outmatched every Democrat in Georgia history.”
Watch the bizarre clip above.