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Self-appointed Georgia Ethics WatchDog, William Perry penned a post of 10 alleged ethical issues that should prevent Abrams from becoming Governor. It really must suck to be bitter and petty while backing a losing candidate. Latest polls show Stacey Evans still down by about 20 points, with a shocking poll from Fox News Atlanta showing her losing by nearly 40 points. So it’s no surprise when her supporters ramp up negative attacks that are simply distortions and mischaracterizations making mountains out of molehills.
There is one big issue with this list; Perry doesn’t offer anything other than a slew of blog posts and a few articles from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that don’t draw the conclusions he does but are rather clickbait in nature. There is no actual EVIDENCE provided just a bunch of supposition and conjecture. Drawing conclusions is not a smoking gun. Perry’s blog post continues to draw inferences from accusations in other articles, not actual investigative reports. The only ethical violations are those that exist in his imagination.
Only two of the alleged points have actual claims filed attached to them. However, claims do not automatically translate to major ethical failings. First Abrams was hit with allegedly not providing the degree of specificity preferred in reimbursements from her campaign. She has answered this question when previously raised during the debate held in Columbus stating that her campaign had followed up to see exactly what the alleged discrepancies were and would provide any additional requested information.
The second claims that the campaign used resources to promote Abrams book based on excited staffers sharing links on social media. Heaven forbid folks excited about the person they work for use their personal social media to express their joy and opinions. Perry is reaching deep into his imagination on this one.
Other claims included Abrams having to repay $181 in per diems…earth-shattering. A handwritten note mentioning someone external to an organization raising a concern is not evidence of an ethics violation. Reading through his blog all we get is that he and his peers are upset that Abrams made more than them as a consultant. That’s envy, not ethical violations.
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