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Democrats accept, should, identity politics, said rather than running away from the question, the Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday.
“I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it is exactly how we won,” she told an audience at the event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC
She pointed to efforts in Florida and Georgia, where she has specified, Democrats attracted new voters.
Their comments came as the party rank as a moderate, he should, before the General election in the year 2020. The conservatives have criticised identity politics as a way to the fragmentation of the electorate according to their skin color, and other parameters.
But according to Abrams, the identity politics of their party helped the connection with the voters.
“If we refuse, in the interview, the identity of the policy if we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the obstacles you face, then what we encountered is a lack of confidence,” she said.
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They also pushed back on criticism of the tactic, with the argument that the critics call the term “identity politics” as a “dog.”
“The concept of identity has been used in the policy with in the last 10 years, and it is to say as a dog whistle that we didn’t pay too much attention to the new voices come in progress,” she said.
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“We need to recognise that the internal threat that we face, is the fear of who we are,” she said.
Abrams caught control to admit after she refused that her loss in the Georgia governor’s race in 2018, citing allegations of voter suppression.
She has bluntly about voter suppression and indicated she might throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination.