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The Democrats’ Scheme: They’re ‘Dedicated to Stealing the Election if They Have To’

Newt Gingrich, speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, blasted Stacey Abrams and other liberals for trying 'to win at any cost'

Democrats’ reaction to their losses in the Georgia gubernatorial election and the Florida gubernatorial and Senate elections show they are “dedicated to winning at any cost” and “dedicated to steal[ing] the election if they have to,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) warned Friday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

Stacey Abrams (D) finally admitted defeat Friday evening, acknowledging that former Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) — who resigned from his position after the election and didn’t monitor the final ballot review — is the victor.

But this outcome only occurred because “democracy failed Georgia,” Abrams insisted.

Abrams said she will sue the state because of what she thinks was “the gross mismanagement of this election” in order “to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions.”

She also told supporters she plans to begin an organization to fight for voting rights, insisting she lost the election due to racist voter suppression.

Gingrich noted that Abrams’ rhetoric also resonated with the messaging coming from Democrats about Florida’s gubernatorial and Senate elections.

Outgoing Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis (R) held slim margins of victory over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), respectively, on election night. After the recount concluded Thursday, in fact, Gillum gained only one net vote and still trailed DeSantis by more than 33,000 votes — leading to the latter’s victory, which has yet to be certified.

Nelson also still trailed Scott, but that race is undergoing a second recount.

“A whole series of Democrats have just said bluntly, ‘If our candidate doesn’t win, they stole the election.’ They have no proof of it,” Gingrich told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “But they have a whole model now, whether it’s yelling ‘racist’ or whatever it is, where if they smear you enough,” they’ll come out on top.

Both Abrams and Gillum are black and would have made history as their states’ respective governors.

“So Georgia — they want to set up Stacey Abrams so she’ll be the person who had the election stolen from her. So for the next four years, she can run for governor as the person who should have been governor, except it was stolen from her,” Gingrich warned.

“This is a game they’re playing.”

Gingrich also pointed to Thursday reports revealing that Florida Democrats “actually were methodically planning to cheat on the election after it became so close and actually were printing up materials that were designed just to steal the election.”

“They only backed down because they got caught,” Gingrich said.

The local Naples Daily News reported that “a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline.”

“The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties completed a required recount in three top races,” the outlet noted.

Related: Democrat Stacey Abrams Says Republican Brian Kemp Will Be Next Governor of Georgia

The former speaker of the House said the nation is seeing “a very similar pattern” in both Florida and Georgia.

“If you don’t let the Democrat win, then you’re cheating. And it’s been stolen because you’re not allowed to win. They’re supposed to win,” Gingrich said.

Ingraham said, “It’s almost like none of the facts matter … This is all about 2020. This is all about building the momentum for more identity politics going into 2020 with the goal of finally flipping Georgia to a total blue state. They want to do that in Florida, Newt,” she added.

“Sadly because of the liberal news media, they get away with a lot of this.”

Gingrich said the Democratic Party is “dedicated to winning at any cost, dedicated to steal[ing] the election if they have to, and if they can’t win, dedicated to blaming the Republicans.”

“You have this weird experience: They try to steal the election. If they fail, they say you’re stealing it because you want honesty,” Gingrich said. “And sadly because of the liberal news media, they get away with a lot of this.”

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