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Days Before Election, Stacey Abrams’s ‘Poster Child’ Voter Registration Group is in Turmoil

by Joseph Simonson


The nonprofit founded by Stacey Abrams and led by Sen. Raphael Warnock between 2017 and 2019 is beset by turmoil and infighting just days ahead of the midterm elections. Since late June, the New Georgia Project has dismissed its top finance, legal, and operation officials.

Founded by Abrams in 2013, the New Georgia Project served as “the poster child” of Abrams’s efforts to boost Democrats in the state, according to Axios. Though Abrams and Warnock are no longer affiliated with the group, both are on the ballot next Tuesday, and the New Georgia Project worked to expand the non-white electorate in the Peach State. In 2020 alone it raised nearly $25 million from donors including the left-wing dark money behemoth Tides Foundation and the George Soros-bankrolled Center for Popular Democracy.

But over the past eight weeks, the group has suffered a major brain drain. The group’s “leadership team” consisted of eight people in September, according to web archives, but four of those positions are now vacant, including the chief operations officer, chief legal officer, chief financial officer, and chief communications officer…


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