Stacey Abrams is making moves to make major history in the United States political race for the state of Georgia.
On Tuesday, Georgia Democrats chose Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams to be their nominee for governor.
This is a major move because if she wins she will become the nation’s first black female governor, and Georgia’s first woman governor.
During that night, the Associated Press announced that she had beat out former state representative Stacy Evans in what was a landslide race.
Abrams had 76.5 percent, or 423,163 votes, to Evans 23.5 percent, or 130,234 votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia’s future where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired. We are writing a history of a Georgia where we prosper together,”
Abrams said during a rousing speech at her post-election party.
Although Abrams beat out Evans, she did quickly turn to support for fellow female politician declaring that Democrats must
“find a unified voice to rally against Trump.”
Adrianne Shropshire the executive director of BlackPAC, said this in support of Abrams.
“Stacey Abrams won this election because she reached out and engaged communities of color, particularly black voters, on the issues that they care about. This historic victory is a model for candidates all across the country.”
Abrams who is the former minority leader of the Georgia Statehouse still has an uphill journey until the election in November.
As the date approaches, we will keep you updated on everything. Take a look at Abrams below!