Stacey Abrams-Brian Kemp Debate Live Stream: Watch Online
OWhile outsized attention has been given to the spectacle that is the US Senate race in Georgia, Peach State also has a very important gubernatorial election next month that cannot be forgotten.
As such, Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams is scheduled to debate her Republican opponent, Gov. Brian Kemp, Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Press Club. Keep reading to find ways to live stream the debate and watch it online.
Libertarian Shane Hazel will also participate in the debate. However, polls suggest it is only a two-way contest.
The race itself is a rematch of 2018 when Kemp, then Secretary of State, was accused of rigging his own election and suppressing black voters in order to secure his victory against Abrams. And if Monday night’s debate resembles their encounter on the debate stage four years ago, Kemp is off to a long night.
A pair of polls released last week both have Kemp ahead of Abrams, but the numbers suggest his lead is far from insurmountable. A survey conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had Kemp up 10 percentage points, but a separate Quinnipiac poll found Abrams trailing by just 1 percentage point. Each poll has a margin of error of about 3 percentage points, making this gubernatorial race anything but a shoo-in for the incumbent.
After all, we’re talking about the same Stacey Abrams who was widely credited with not only producing a record number of black voters in the 2020 election, but also securing the election of Joe Biden against Donald Trump as the State of Georgia was overthrown. blue for the first time in nearly three decades.
Given such electoral momentum and the fact that polls are far from a definitive predictor of success, counting Abrams out would be unwise.
Let’s not forget her masterful debate against Kemp in 2018 when she emerged as the most prepared candidate for governor by exposing Kemp’s predilection for voter suppression, xenophobia, pro-incarceration and the Confederate flag.
Chances are Monday night will be a repeat of the same thing as Kemp tried to keep his job.
To watch a live stream of the Georgia Governor’s Debate between Stacey Abrams and Governor Brian Kemp on Monday night, visit the Atlanta Press Club Facebook page at click here.
Another way to watch the debate live is to visit the Georgia Public Broadcasting website at click here.
Or, viewers can simply stay on this page by watching the embedded Fox 5 live stream below.
The debate begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Don’t miss it!
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