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Oprah, Pence visiting Georgia in deadlocked governor's race

04 November, 2018, 23:00 | Author: Ted Wilson
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The hotly contested Georgia governor's race has garnered national attention and is now neck and neck. Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state.

The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, said Sunday it had launched an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party over "a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system".

Civil rights groups sued Kemp in October over 50,000 voting registration applications that were placed on hold due to Georgia's "exact-match" law which requires personal information on voter applications to match state databases.

"He is desperate to turn the conversation away from his failures, from his refusal to honor his commitments and from the fact that he's part of a nationwide system of voter suppression that will not work in this election because we're going to outwork him, we're going to outvote him and we're going to win", she said.

"A lot of celebrities can raise money for you if you are running for political office".

"I'm not here because I'm making some grandstand for myself". I'm not trying to test any waters - don't want to go in those waters.

"I see that same potential in Stacey Abrams", the vile message continues.

"I am canvassing for Stacey Abrams", Winfrey said. "And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain".

'Vote your values': Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Stacey Abrams
After Winfrey's speech, Abrams climbed the stage to join a discussion and was greeted by chants from the audience. Abrams' campaign has attracted support former President Barack Obama, who is rallying in the state on Friday.

The call, sent to an unknown number of Georgians, impersonates Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media titan who came to Georgia on Thursday to support Abrams.

Kemp is in a close race against Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Pence also noted that Abrams' campaign is "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals".

The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely watched campaigns in the nation and is attracting top surrogates from both parties in the final days before the election.

"I'm an African-American woman who is charting a very different path to doing this", Abrams told CNN last month.

"I've earned the right to do what I want to do when I want to do it. And to do, read and think what I told them to".

"Down here in Georgia y'all going door to door".

Oprah Winfrey has been campaigning for Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams in her campaign for state governor. "Are you voting for her?"

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