Oprah Shocks Georgians While Canvasing for Stacey Abrams

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"I've heard nothing about it", Abrams told CNN's "State Of The Union" when asked about the investigation. In a Thursday speech delivered before a town hall, Winfrey praised gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and advised people to honor their ancestors by exercising their right to vote.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development said there were 320 films and TV shows shot in the state previous year, generating an economic impact of $9.5 billion, including $2.7 billion in direct spending. Pence is scheduled to appear with Republican nominee Brian Kemp at three rallies around the state. "I mean, this is the South. People have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams". If elected, Abrams would become the first black woman governor in US history.


Hours after Oprah Winfrey supported Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at a campaign event, Stephen Colbert analyzed the mega-celebrity's political impact during Thursday's Late Show.

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.

A spokeswoman for Abrams lumped Kemp in with President Trump, suggesting the president created the climate for the racist calls to air. But after her speech, in a sit-down interview with Abrams - reminiscent of the 25-year television run of her daytime television show - she noted they were "just two women from MS".


"I'm here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed".

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.

Oprah surprised some Georgia residents after she went door knocking, saying it was her very first time canvassing for any political candidate and that she's optimistic about Abrams. Abrams has called for Kemp to resign. He's banking on running up wide margins outside metro Atlanta and holding most of the GOP votes closer to the city.


Winfrey addressed a crowd in Marietta, Georgia, on the same day and encouraged people to vote and to vote for Abrams for governor.

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