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Stacey Abrams says ‘business community’ should take a stance in voting rules debate

Celebrated political activist Stacey Abrams this week claimed that businesses should not remain silent on the issue of voting rules and regulations, arguing that business owners should not be “allowed to be silent” during the debate over how to structure U.S. elections. 

“There were businesses that were silent in the election for whatever reason,” she said during a news call this week. “But there should be no silence from the business community when anyone in power is trying to strip away the right to vote from the people. There should be a hue and cry.”

“There should be not a single business owner in America who is allowed to be silent about the theft of the right to vote from any American, because that means you are standing with an ethos that was a near coup attempt in the United States,” she continued, referencing the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “I know that sounds a bit overblown, but I can’t see it any other way.”

Abrams, who lost a 2018 gubernatorial bid in Georgia to Gov. Brian Kemp and who has repeatedly insisted that she was the true winner of that race, was hailed by Democratic activists last year for her major get-out-the-vote efforts that helped deliver Georgia, and consequently the White House, to Joe Biden.