Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

04 November, 2018, 21:13 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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Pence made the remark at a rally in Savannah, just hours after Oprah Winfrey gave a passionate endorsement of Kemp's Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, who is looking to become the nation's first black female governor.

As Georgia secretary of state, Kemp oversees election infrastructure, which Democrats say presents a conflict of interest.

"I don't want to run, OK?"

Abrams, a graduate of Yale Law School, was the minority leader in the Georgia State House of Representatives and is in a closely fought race against Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brian Kemp to succeed Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. 'I'm not here to test any waters.

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Kemp's office says that eligible voters on the "pending" list can still vote if they bring a proper ID that substantially matches their registration information.

The Georgia gubernatorial race had already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression. Kemp has since said the 53,000 Georgians would be able to vote in November. Vice President Mike Pence stumped for Kemp on Thursday, and criticized the star power Abrams' campaign has attracted. "I mean, this is the South. People have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams".

The Abrams camp likewise blasted the move but took a shot at Kemp and his highest profile supporter, President Donald Trump, who is coming to Georgia to campaign Sunday.

"To be very clear, Brian Kemp's scurrilous claims are 100 percent false, and this so-called investigation was unknown to the Democratic Party of Georgia until a campaign operative in Kemp's official office released a statement this morning". "I think people want to know: Will it work?"

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The 64-year-old media titan shared a video on her Instagram page holding a clipboard and knocking on the door of a voter named Denise.

Abrams, who is polling nearly neck-and-neck with Kemp, told CNN that she had been unaware of her opponent's investigation into her party.

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

"For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote, and you are choosing not to vote - wherever you are in this state, in this country - you are dishonouring your family", she said. Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise. "I absolutely am voting for her", Denise replied.

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"I do", the woman responds.

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