WOODHOUSE: Stacey Abrams wants to win North Carolina next

Brookings hosts political leader Stacey Abrams in a conversation about race and political power in the United States with Jelani Cobb, Columbia University's Lipman professor of journalism Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

We can see Georgia from our windows in western North Carolina.

Western North Carolina is closer to three state capitals before its own: Nashville, Columbia and Atlanta, home of Georgia liberal activist Stacey Abrams. Remember her in 2018? She pushed now-Gov. Brian Kemp to the edge and has yet to concede defeat.

But she made him pay in 2020. And sadly, the rest of us are paying for it as well under the Biden administration and Democratic control of Congress.

The entire Georgia Republican Party took a knock-out punch from Ms. Abrams as she out-organized, out-strategized, and out-worked Georgia conservatives in every square inch of the Peach State. They’ve yet to recover from that humiliation.

In case you are just returning from Mars and missed it, here’s a recap:

Going into the November 2020 election, Georgia Republicans knew they’d be pushed. Yet, few believed Ms. Abrams could — or would — impact the elections at the level she did.

Once the dust settled, humiliated Georgia Republicans lost the 16 electoral votes of the once-ruby-red state of Georgia to Joe Biden and saw the takedown of two incumbent Republican U.S. senators in the January runoff elections.

And the troublemaker, Stacey Abrams? How did she do it?  Republicans will say illegally!

They would be wrong.

Ms. Abrams has one simple weapon — a voter-registration form. She vowed to register 500K new voters, a stunning number on its own.

Yet, Ms. Abrams’ army under-promised and over-delivered, registering over 700K voters, the vast number being urban Democrats, who voted by absentee ballot.

Does anyone really believe Georgia is a blue state? Of course not. But Ms. Abrams schooled conservatives on what can happen in one election cycle.

Ms. Abrams’ army under-promised and over-delivered, registering over 700K voters, the vast number being urban Democrats, who voted by absentee ballot.

Oh, by the way, Stacey Abrams next target? Neighboring North Carolina. And her easiest entry point?  Asheville, the San Francisco of the South. Don’t take my word for it. Ms. Abrams own twenty-eight-page manifesto, The Abrams Playbook, has the Tar Heel State mentioned seven times.

Fair Fight 2020, her organization, is already working in over 20 states.

With Raleigh and Charlotte now delivering one in every five voters in North Carolina, Ms. Abrams, along with North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson, have their sights set on urban and rural areas. A broader strategy than in Georgia, which focused primarily on urban counties.

Working in conjunction with other radical leaders, Ms. Abrams is recruiting blue-state citizens for relocation to Southern states such as North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

Republicans and conservatives are swiftly losing the math. There are not enough currently registered conservatives in Henderson, Macon and Union Counties to make up for the rapid Democrat and Unaffiliated registrations in Wake and Mecklenburg.

North Carolina is target No. 1 for the liberal left and Stacey Abrams. The only way to keep North Carolina red is to beat Stacey Abrams at her own game — out-register and then turnout those voters in 2022 and then again in 2024.

Michele V Woodhouse is the 11th Congressional District chair for the North Carolina Republican Party