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.
The group will work in 20 battleground states and invest $5 million to monitor voter protections ahead of the 2020 general election. It will work to correct inaccurate voter rolls, shortages of voting machines and provisional ballots and more.
“We’re going to win. We’re going to win because there are only two things stopping us in 2020: Making sure people have a reason to vote, and that they have the right to vote,” Abrams said.
As a Democrat, Abrams gained nationwide attention during her