TIME Magazine misleadingly fact-checked Georgia’s Republican secretary of state on Monday when he noted that Stacey Abrams did not concede Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race.
“My viewpoint is that we took a hit to the confidence in the election process going back to 2018 with Stacey Abrams. She did not concede defeat,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in an interview with TIME published on Monday.
The suggestion that Abrams could have contributed to Georgia’s election confidence problem appeared to ruffle the feathers of the left-leaning news magazine, which added an asterisk and a lengthy note attempting to discredit Raffensperger’s statement.
“Stacey Abrams said in 2018 that she acknowledged governor Brian Kemp would be certified as the election’s winner,” read the original fact-check note. (In the same speech when Abrams made those remarks, Abrams also stated: “Let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession.”)
Raffensperger’s communications director told The Daily Wire that after they complained, TIME edited the fact-check note to acknowledge that Abrams