Abrams says Georgia Democratic Senate candidates can 'absolutely' win runoff races

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday that the state’s Democratic Senate candidates can “absolutely” win their runoff races and flip the Senate to Democratic control. 

CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE noted to Abrams on “State of the Union” that runoff races typically have a lower turnout than general elections and that President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE won’t be on the top of the ticket to mobilize voters.

But Abrams expressed confidence that Democrats have a chance to win both Senate races in Georgia that have moved to runoff elections. 


“I want to push back against this anachronistic notion that we can’t win in Georgia,” she said.

Abrams said the runoff election has two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will be “working together to make certain voters come back.” She added that the races will have more support from the Democratic Party because Senate control hangs in the balance.

“This is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to health care and access to justice in the United States,” she said. “Those are two issues that will make certain people will turn out."

“We know this is gonna be a hard fight,” she said. “It’s gonna be a competitive fight.”


She labeled Ossoff and Warnock as “the two men who are going to make certain that Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE has the leadership, the support and the congressional mandate that he needs to move this country forward.”

Abrams’s interview comes on the heels of Biden’s projected win of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday. 

Democrats will have control in the House and the White House, but the Senate is still up for grabs as Ossoff again faces Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks Please, President Trump: Drop your quest for revenge and help the GOP MORE (R-Ga.) and Warnock goes up against Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks Kelly Loeffler's WNBA team sold after players' criticism MORE (R-Ga.) on Jan. 5.