Reuters reported that Georgia Democratic Party and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for her efforts to get more Georgians enrolled and turned out to vote.
The registration and turnout campaigns by Abrams are largely credited with helping to turn Georgia blue during the 2020 election cycle. President Joe Biden is the first Democrat since 1992 to win the Peach State. Then, on January 5, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of the Democrats swept the Democrats into power with wins in their respective runoff elections in the United States Senate.
Abrams has not said what her future holds, but many Democrats are hopeful that in 2022 she will run for governor again. It is possible that Governor Brian Kemp will meet opposition from fellow Republicans who may have been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. That could give Democrats an opportunity for a general election to seize on the GOP divide. It would also put Abrams on the ticket with Senator Warnock running for his first full-term.
This year, those nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize include Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, Black Lives Matter, Jared Kushner for his work with Israel and the Middle East, Daniel Ellsburg, who leaked the Pentagon Files, among others, as reported by Reuters.
In October, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be announced. The Nobel Peace Prize was shared by four former presidents and one former vice president: Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama, along with Al Gore.