Georgia voters condemn Stacey Abrams ‘worst state’ comments, share top priorities ahead of primary election

“Why does she think it’s the worst? Because she didn’t win the last election, I guess,” Larry, from Lawrenceville, said.

Abrams, who is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for governor of the Peach State, lost a close race to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018.

STACEY ABRAMS SAYS GEORGIA ‘THE WORST STATE IN THE COUNTRY TO LIVE,’ DESPITE OWNING MULTIPLE HOUSES THERE

Stacey Abrams speaks onstage during the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Dec. 9, 2021, in New York City.

Stacey Abrams speaks onstage during the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala on Dec. 9, 2021, in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Chandra said Abram’s comments were “absolute nonsense.”

During a speech at the Gwinnett County Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala, Abrams said, “I’m running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other.” 

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” she said, according to tape published by the Gwinnett Daily Post

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Abrams acknowledged such a statement would be “politicized” and further explained that mental health and incarceration rates in her state could be improved significantly.

Brittany, who recently moved to Atlanta from Chicago, also disagreed with Abrams’ assessment.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mason Mega Rail Station at the Garden City Port Terminal on November 12, 2021 in Garden City, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mason Mega Rail Station at the Garden City Port Terminal on November 12, 2021 in Garden City, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

“I like that it’s a lot of Black people supporting Black people,” Brittany said. “I wouldn’t say it’s the worst place to live in.”

She said Chicago “is a lot more expensive and a lot more dangerous to live in.”

“Do you care about safety and your kids or do you care about stuff that’s not none of your business?” Brittany added.

Republican candidate for Georgia governor and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue speaks Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Rutledge, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Republican candidate for Georgia governor and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue speaks Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Rutledge, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (AP )

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Nancy, from Lawrenceville, said the economy is her top priority heading into the polls Tuesday.

Larry told Fox News: “Immigration’s one of the big ones. Price of gas is a really big one.”

Bob from Gainesville, Georgia, said “competence” is important to him.

“I’m a Trump guy, but I’m not going to vote for [former Sen. David] Perdue because I don’t think he’s as competent as Kemp,” Bob said. “I think Kemp has proven that he’s more competent as far as business goes, especially here in Georgia.”

“Everything stems from having good business. You get more jobs, you get better schools, you get a better tax base,” Bob continued. “I think the guy’s doing a great job, and I’m going to vote for him for sure.”

Kemp holds a 22-point lead against Perdue, who was endorsed by former President Trump, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average.

“At the end of the day, we’re looking for candidates that support our pro-life values, our values of having a good economy that everybody—that young people can thrive under,” Chandra said.  

Isabelle McDonnell contributed to this report.