In a shocking turn of events, Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight organization is drowning in a massive amount of debt, leading to a slew of layoffs as the former Democratic candidate tries to keep her sinking ship afloat. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reported the distressing news that Fair Fight is facing a whopping $2.5 million in debt, while only having $1.9 million in cash on hand. Yikes, talk about a financial mess!
The situation has gotten so dire that the group’s board has given the green light to ax between 25 and 75 percent of its staff. That’s a lot of folks getting the boot! Even Lauren Groh-Wargo, one of Abrams’ top aides during her run for governor, will be coming back to oversee this drastic downsizing. It’s like watching a game of political musical chairs, but with people’s livelihoods at stake. However, we’re sure they’ll land on their feet, maybe in a red state.
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This financial nosedive is particularly devastating for the Democrats, as Fair Fight played a pivotal role in securing two U.S. Senate seats and helping Joe Biden squeak out a win in Georgia in 2020. With over $100 million raised, it’s mind-boggling how they ended up in this mess. Maybe they should take a crash course in money management and stop hemorrhaging cash through ill-fated legal battles.
Speaking of legal battles, Fair Fight has been embroiled in a lengthy court saga with True the Vote, a conservative voter organization. After a three-year tussle, a federal court handed down a ruling against Fair Fight. Oof, talk about adding insult to injury. Additionally, their fight against Georgia’s absentee ballot restrictions went up in flames, leaving them on the hook for a hefty $231,000 in legal costs. It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion, but with legal briefs flying everywhere.
After suffering a defeat in her gubernatorial rematch, Abrams distanced herself from Fair Fight, as if attempting to evade blame for the organization’s financial train wreck. However, this couldn’t have come at a worse time, with the group’s national fundraising efforts drying up just before the crucial 2024 elections. With polls showing Trump leading Biden by eight points in Georgia, it’s clear that the Democrats are in for a rough ride. Looks like Fair Fight may have to change their name to “Fair Flight” as they watch their donors fly the coop.
To add insult to injury, the recent legal troubles of Trump in Fulton County have drawn diverse crowds of supporters, spelling trouble for the Dems as Black and Latino voters start to jump ship. It seems like the Democrats are sailing into stormy political waters, with no life raft in sight. Will they be able to bail themselves out, or will they end up all wet? Only time will tell, but it’s clear that the once-mighty Fair Fight is on the ropes, struggling to stay relevant in the ever-shifting political landscape.