Georgia has not gone blue in a presidential election since 1992, but the tide began to turn Thursday night with Joe Biden edging out Donald Trump for a lead in the state. And so much of the credit for that lead is going to Stacey Abrams, whose long fight against voter suppression and mobilizing to register new voters were key in the state's shift toward blue.
The new documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy chronicles Abrams's journey, including how she was barred from voting in her own election because when she arrived at the polls, she was told she had already voted.
"In all seriousness, Stacey Abrams did an incredible thing in GA and across the country," author Roxane Gay tweeted. "After losing her election due in large part to voter suppression, she continued to organize and work to ensure voting rights to the most disenfranchised people."
Once the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, Abrams has has long worked to battle voter suppression and ensure that every vote counts, especially those of the Black community that have for so long been suppressed. With Democratic presidential nominee Biden pulling ahead in the state, Abrams is garnering overdue recognition for her work.
Here's a round-up of LGBTQ+ folks thanking Abrams.
\u201cYes Stacey Abrams!!! Chin up! Like the democracy saving queen that you are!\u201d
\u201cThe hard work of Stacey Abrams and ground organizers and Biden-Harris campaign staff to get this result in Georgia should give all of us every confidence that we can win these two runoffs there and take back the Senate. It's not just plausible, it's very doable. We can do it.\u201d
— Charlotte Clymer \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Charlotte Clymer \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
\u201c\u201cStacey Abrams singlehandedly saved the nation!!!\u201d\n\nStacey Abrams: \u201chere\u2019s everyone who helped organize a new way.\u201d\u201d
— river buddy butcher \ud83e\udd20 (@river buddy butcher \ud83e\udd20)