The Democrat will likely face Governor Brian Kemp in a rematch of their contest four years ago which she has still not conceded.
The two are expected to easily win their respective parties’ primaries after Tuesday’s election.
“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” Abrams said at the Gwinnett Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala on Saturday night.
She cited the state’s recently rising incarceration rate and declining wages, among other factors that lead her to deride it as the worst place to live.
Critics were quick to jump on her comments, including her presumptive midterm opponent.
“Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family,” Kemp tweeted.
After her loss in 2018, Abrams said voter integrity measures passed by the state legislature were racist and would reduce primary turnout rates. Data from early voting shows that is decidedly not the case.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office announced that “more than 565,000 Georgians have voted early, which is a 153% increase from the same point in early voting in the 2018 primary”.