Georgia’s Abrams to announce voter protection program

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is set to announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections.

An aide familiar with the decision said she’ll focus on the new program rather than run for president herself. The aide said Abrams would announce the initiative Tuesday afternoon during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas.

The aide wasn’t authorized to discuss the announcement beforehand and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Abrams gained national attention during her losing 2018 bid for Georgia governor against Republican Brian Kemp.

Kemp was still secretary of state during the election, and Abrams accused him of suppressing votes. Kemp vehemently denied the claim.

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