Democrats roared into the New Year thinking the 2020 election would be a layup.
Donald Trump’s approval ratings were low and the Senate map looked favorable for a Democrat takeover.
But that all changed when Chuck Schumer suffered this crippling defeat that destroyed his big plans for 2020.
Georgia is central to the Democrats’ 2020 fortunes.
Liberals believe demographics are driving the state left and that the Democrats stand a strong chance of winning Georgia in the presidential election and flipping one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats in 2020.
Those plans suffered a massive blow when failed 2018 Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams passed on both a presidential and Senate run in 2020.
Abrams instead will head up Fair Fight, a group determined to manufacture Democrat electoral wins through supporting laws that make vote fraud easier to commit.
Fox News reports:
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president, according to media reports, and will instead focus on combating voter suppression, an issue that took center stage during her unsuccessful run last year.
On Tuesday, Abrams announced her new initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in Las Vegas. The name is an offshoot of a group she started after her loss.
A close aide familiar with the decision told The New York Times that Abrams will focus on the new program rather than run for office. Messages from Fox News to Abrams were not immediately answered.
Schumer was hoping Abrams would run for Senate to help energize the state’s sizeable black vote.
That would not only boost Abrams to victory, but it would also help the eventual Democrat nominee wrest the Peach State away from Donald Trump.
But now that Abrams took a pass on running for any elective office in 2020, those plans went up in smoke.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.