Stacey Abrams lost the Georgia gubernatorial race to her opponent Brian Kemp, until recently Georgia’s Secretary of State, by nearly 55,000 votes, but try telling that to her. She is certain there are provisional ballots floating around in the ether (or, more likely, she believes they’re counted among the ones she helped facilitate but that were set aside under Georgia’s “exact match” law and were never corrected by the voter. Or possibly they never existed at all (uh-oh). How any of this is Brian Kemp’s fault is unclear, but I digress…)

More to the point, try telling it to the Democrat power players in DC who are keeping the scandal boiling by insisting that Kemp has stolen the election by simply winning it. And that it’s not fair because if it was Abram’s would have already won (haven’t really been able to suss out the logic in that particular claim). And that the only way the election wasn’t stolen is if Stacey Abrams wins it (because winning = stealing if it’s the GOP, but stealing = fair for the Dems).

Those comments came, in order, from Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio). So Abrams is definitely being encouraged to continue in her irrational quest of searching for mystery ballots and insisting that the only fairness in the world is for her to be Governor of Georgia (it really makes no sense why that’s the standard of fairness, but I digress…).

One wonders if the Dem party bigwigs weren’t giving her the old “you’ll be a great martyr for the cause!” routine, if Abrams, likely a rational actor otherwise, would have already conceded.

Thankfully,Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is unafraid to tell the emperor why he’s chilly.

McDaniel told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement that Kemp is “Georgia’s next governor” and it was clearly over.

“No one’s falling for the desperate rhetoric from Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker. Stacey Abrams clearly lost this race, and all of the political stunts in the world won’t change that Brian Kemp is Georgia’s next governor,” McDaniel said.

One wonders if McDaniel hasn’t started to feel a little sorry for Abrams, prodded along as she is by people who — if their pattern holds up and it always does — will forget her the minute the race is finally decided.

Because I know I do.