Failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said in a recent interview that she “wouldn’t oppose” non-citizens from voting in local elections.
Abrams appeared on PBS’s “Firing Line” on Friday where she discussed a variety of issues following her loss in November including whether she would support non-citizens voting in local elections.
“What is your view about some municipalities, like San Francisco, who have decided that it’s okay for some non-citizens to vote in local elections?” host Margaret Hoover asked.
“I think there’s a difference between municipal and state and federal,” Abrams responded. “Part of municipality — I’m not arguing for it or against it, but I will say, having been deputy city attorney, there’s a very — the granularity of what cities decide is so specific, as to, I think, allow for people to be participants in the process without it somehow undermining our larger democratic ethic that says that you should be a citizen to be a part of the conversation.”
“So, in some cases, you would be supportive of non-citizens voting?” Hoover pressed.
“I wouldn’t oppose it,” Abrams answered.
Margaret Hoover asks former Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams if she supports non-citizens voting in local elections.
Abrams responds, ” I wouldn’t oppose it.” pic.twitter.com/QjshlW5Se5
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Abrams went on to say that she believes that teenagers in high school should be able to vote for school board elections.
“I mean, I actually think that there are some cases where 16-year-olds should be allowed to cast their vote and cast their ballot,” Abrams said. I think school-board elections where kids actually got to speak to the effect of the decisions made by the school-board members — the effect it has on their education — I think there’s a legitimate argument for having that conversation.”
During her campaign, Abrams said that illegal aliens were part of the Democrats’ “blue wave” in November.
“The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American,” Abrams said. “It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander,” Abrams said. “It is made up of those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.”
Abrams came under fire during the campaign for her far-left views, which included banning semi-automatic weapons. Abrams also repeatedly dodged questions on whether she would have the government confiscate weapons from law abiding citizens.
Abrams also slammed capitalism during her campaign, saying she was “sick and tired of hearing about the free market being the solution” to health care problems while she spoke at an event in Atlanta.
With just a few weeks before election day, a photo emerged of Abrams from her college days where she burned the state’s flag during a protest at Georgia’s Capitol in 1992.
Following her election loss, Abrams refused to concede the election as she insisted that it was stolen.
“Let’s be clear: This is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper,” Abrams said while acknowledging that Republican Brian Kemp won the election. “As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”