Stacey vs. Stacey: Race emerges in Democrats’ contest for Georgia governor

ATLANTA — Race crashed into the forefront of the Governor’s race Monday, as one Democrat accused the other of selling out black voters. The accusation came from the white Democrat, Stacey Evans, against her African-American opponent Stacey Abrams.

Among Georgia Democrats, no voting bloc is more coveted than African-American voters.

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Monday, Evans said that Abrams, as the House Democratic leader, helped Republicans in a 2015 redistricting bill that ended up diluting the strength of black voters.

“For Stacey Abrams to collaborate with Republicans to deny African-Americans the right to vote is appalling,” said former state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Evans backer.

The 2015 bill passed the Georgia House of Representatives unanimously. Fort says he…

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