Ron Perlman is looking forward to visiting Georgia soon thanks to Stacey Abrams. The actor tweeted about the politician, who previously ran for governor in the peach state and was a Democrat in the Georgian House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017 and a minority leader from 2011 to 2017. Perlman praised Abrams on Friday for her work and criticized Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp.
“To my dear friends in Georgia, I hate Kemp. He is ugly, he is dirty, he is arrogant and he stole an election. I said I would never work there until that is corrected, and thanks to @staceyabrams and so many good people I can’t wait to visit the great state of Georgia again.
To my dear friends in Georgia: I hate Kemp. He is ugly, he is dirty, he is arrogant and he stole an election. I said that I will never work there until this is corrected and thanks to @staceyabrams and so many good people, I can’t wait to visit the great state of Georgia again.
– Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 6, 2020
Kemp has been Governor of Georgia since 2019. He and Abrams competed in 2018. Kemp was supported by President Donald Trump and promised to round up “criminal illegals” in his pickup truck.
Abrams was meanwhile supported by former President Barack Obama.
The election between Kemp and Abrams was riddled with allegations that the Republicans had suppressed the vote by “aggressively cleaning up voter lists and refusing to register new voters, long waiting times at polling stations and poorly functioning voting machines,” ABC News reported. Kemp has denied all allegations.
Although she lost the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia, Abrams has focused her energy on the electoral law. In 2016 she founded the non-profit organization Fair Fight, which focuses on the fight against voter oppression.
Abrams also organized Fair Fight 2020, the group’s initiative to prepare voter protection teams “on the ground in the fighting states of this country”.
I am pleased to announce the launch of #FairFight2020, a comprehensive initiative to staff, fund and train voter protection teams on the ground in the fighting states across the country.
Join our fight to protect the voice at https://t.co/kwO6JZ0kHE. pic.twitter.com/ymf3rSf5GD
– Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 13, 2019
It is safe to say that Abram’s initiative to get people out and to get them to vote has helped to make the Democrats competitive in this election cycle in the traditionally red state of Georgia. At the time of writing this article, the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is ahead of Trump with more than 4,000 votes.
On Wednesday, when the ballots were counted, Abrams also called on the residents of Georgia to check the status of their postal votes and ballots.
NEW RESOURCE: Do you want to make sure your ballot is counted?
Go to https://t.co/BxTbFpZkkq.
As we expected, the counting of each eligible vote will take time. @fairfightaction is working to ensure that your vote is heard. #Election2020
– Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 4, 2020
It is safe to say that Abrams was also thrilled when he saw that the recent return to Georgia was beginning to benefit Biden. “Georgia, let’s shout out those who were in the trenches and deserve praise for the change,” Abrams tweeted on Friday morning.
Georgia, let’s shout out those who were in the trenches and deserve the praise for change.
– Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 6, 2020
Perlman is also not the only celebrity Abrams has praised lately.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, wrote: “There is no such thing as a permanently red state. Thank you for your tour, @StaceyAbrams!”
There is no such thing as a permanently red state. Thank you for your guidance, @StaceyAbrams!
– Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) November 6, 2020
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Abrams on Friday morning for her hard work.
And I thank YOU, Stacey. Thank you. https://t.co/6ZgjYWi6Iu
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 6, 2020
Oscar winner Viola Davis also thanked Abrams “from the bottom of her heart”.
@StaceyAbrams! This American citizen would like to thank you from the bottom of her heart! ðððð#GottBlessGeorgia #ThisIsWhatVisionLooksLike #PrudToBeABlackWoman pic.twitter.com/NTAnvgr61n
– Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 6, 2020
LeBron James applauded Abrams, Michelle Obama and others for their hard work.