Actor Ron Perlman Can't Wait to Get Back to Georgia, Thanks to Stacey Abrams

Ron Perlman is excited to visit Georgia soon, thanks to Stacey Abrams. The actor tweeted about the politician, who previously ran for governor in the Peach State and was a Democrat in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as the minority leader from 2011 to 2017. Perlman praised Abrams for her work on Friday, and criticized Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp.

"To my dear friends in Georgia, I hate Kemp. He is ugly, he is dirty, he is arrogant and he stole an election. I said I would never work there until that was corrected and thanks to @staceyabrams and so many good people, I can't wait to visit the great state of Georgia again."

To my dear friends in Georgia, I hate Kemp. He is ugly, he is dirty, he is arrogant and he stole an election. I said I would never work there until that was corrected and thanks to @staceyabrams and so many good people, I can’t wait to visit the great state of Georgia again.

— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 6, 2020

Kemp has been the governor of Georgia since 2019. He and Abrams ran against each other in 2018. Kemp was backed by President Donald Trump, and promised to round up "criminal illegals" in his pickup truck.

Meanwhile, Abrams was endorsed by former President Barack Obama.

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Actor Ron Perlman attends the 2013 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on April 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Barry Brecheisen/WireImage

The election between Kemp and Abrams was riddled with allegations that the Republicans suppressed the vote, via "aggressive purging of voter rolls and denying the registration of new voters, long waits at polling places and malfunctioning voting machines," ABC News reported. Kemp has denied all of the allegations.

Despite losing the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, Abrams has focused her energy on voting rights. She founded the nonprofit Fair Fight in 2016, which is focused on fighting voter suppression.

Abrams also organized Fair Fight 2020, the group's initiative to prepare voter protection teams "on the ground in battleground states across this country."

I am excited to announce the launch of #FairFight2020, a comprehensive initiative to staff, fund, and train voter protection teams on-the-ground in battleground states across the country.

Join our fight to protect the vote at https://t.co/kwO6JZ0kHE. pic.twitter.com/ymf3rSf5GD

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 13, 2019

It's safe to say that Abram's initiative to get folks out and voting helped to make Democrats competitive in the traditionally red state of Georgia this election cycle. As of time of writing, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is ahead of Trump by more than 4,000 votes.

On Wednesday, as ballots were being counted, Abrams also encouraged Georgia residents to check the status of their mail-in and absentee ballots.

NEW RESOURCE: Want to make sure your ballot is counted?

Go to https://t.co/BxTbFpZkkq.

As we expected, counting every eligible vote will take time. @fairfightaction is working to make sure your voice is heard. #Election2020

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 4, 2020

It's safe to say that Abrams was also thrilled to see the latest returns in Georgia starting to favor Biden. "Georgia, let's shout out those who've been in the trenches and deserve the plaudits for change," Abrams tweeted Friday morning.

Georgia, let’s shout out those who’ve been in the trenches and deserve the plaudits for change.

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 6, 2020

Perlman also isn't the only celebrity who has praised Abrams recently.

Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg wrote: "There's no such thing as a permanently red state. Thank you for your leadership, @StaceyAbrams!"

There's no such thing as a permanently red state. Thank you for your leadership, @StaceyAbrams!

— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) November 6, 2020

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Abrams for her hard work Friday morning.

And thank YOU, Stacey. Thank you. https://t.co/6ZgjYWi6Iu

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 6, 2020

Academy Award winner Viola Davis also thanked Abrams "from the bottom of her heart."

@StaceyAbrams!! This American citizen would love to thank you from the bottom of her heart!! 💛💛💛#GodBlessGeorgia #ThisIsWhatVisionLooksLike #ProudToBeABlackWoman pic.twitter.com/NTAnvgr61n

— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 6, 2020

LeBron James applauded Abrams, Michelle Obama, and others for their hard work.

There is no @morethanavote without @staceyabrams @MichelleObama @Sifill_LDF @KristenClarkeJD YALL DID YO DAMN THING 🗳🙌🏿 #ThankYouBlackWomen✊🏾👸🏽👸🏾👸🏿

— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 6, 2020