Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'

Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support: 'This Ain't Hollywood, This Is Georgia'

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

On Thursday, media mogul Oprah Winfrey was in Cobb County stumping for Abrams.

"You get a vote!"

According to the Associated Press, only a deputy registrar can verify proof of citizenship at a polling place, which the groups argued amounted to an undue burden.

A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group has injected racism directly into the Georgia governor's race, a tight contest already the subject of race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression. Winfrey has traveled to Georgia to campaign for Abrams, whose potential victory would make her the first African American woman to be governor in USA history.

Kemp and Abrams, a former state representative, have battled over voting rights and access for years in the Deep South state.

Pence was campaigning for Abrams' Republican opponent, Brian Kemp.

More news: MERKEL MOVES ON: German Chancellor Announces She WILL NOT Seek Re-Election

Aubrey Shines commented on how Oprah Winfrey said that the ancestors of black Georgians would be proud of them for voting for Stacey Abrams.

Two federal courts on Friday issued rulings that order Georgia to allow some 3,000 naturalized USA citizens to vote in elections next week and prevent the state from throwing out some absentee ballots.

"These automated calls are being sent into homes just days before President Trump arrives, reminding voters exactly who is promoting a political climate that celebrates this kind of vile, poisonous thinking", Collazo said. Kemp hails from Republicans' conservative wing and embraces President Trump.

"Stacey Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals ..."

"With respect to Tuesday's election, we deem this a total victory in our fight against Secretary of State Brian Kemp's exact-match scheme", said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Kemp's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Like this: