Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

"I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter", Winfrey said.

Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Some have even started calling Atlanta "The Hollywood of the South" and "Y'allywood".

While Abrams has claimed Kemp is deliberately trying to suppress the votes of black Georgians, who typically vote Democratic, Kemp argues the issues with registration forms are due to shoddy work by liberal groups such as the Abrams-founded New Georgia Project, which works to register minority voters.

The Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams, is campaigning to be the first black female governor in U.S. history.

On Friday, a federal judge ruled against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, allowing 3,141 people who were ineligible to vote the opportunity to cast their ballots on Tuesday's midterm elections. It said it was paid for by The Road to Power, a group organized by Scott Rhodes of Idaho, who has been linked to several other racist robocalls including a recent effort in Florida, where the Democrat Andrew Gillum would become the first black governor in his state's history. He condemned "any person or organization that peddles this type of unbridled hate and unapologetic bigotry".

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.

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

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.

The voice on the robocall pretends to be Oprah Winfrey, who stumped for Abrams in Georgia earlier this week. "Come on, Oprah! It's dehumanizing, it's completely baseless, it's totally cruel, and again I say, you're much better than that and you're much bigger than that".

The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies. "Are you voting for her?" she asks.

And, if Kemp has his way, a so-called "religious liberty" bill will pass into law which could dry up Georgia's "Hollywood" money.

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