Decide orders Georgia to clear means for brand new residents to vote

Hannah Rogers
November 4, 2018

"Hi Denise", says Oprah, clad in a sage-colored velvet blazer. "When you sit at home, and your friends sit at home and don't go out to vote, you disrespect your elders".

A US judge on Friday ordered Georgia to allow some 3,000 recently naturalized USA citizens to vote in elections next week after their voting registrations were put on hold, according to a ruling filed in federal court in Atlanta.

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.

- Both the campaigns for Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp have come out to denounce a racist robocall that is now targeting Georgians. "Make things better here in Georgia", the nation's first black president said of Abrams' bid to become the first black female governor in American history.

Though he's not on the ground in Georgia, Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo also lent his support to Abrams on social media.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross is a "minor change" to the current system, said Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for Kemp, in a statement.

"On Tuesday, you can vote for a politics that is decent, for a politics that is honest, for a politics that is lawful, for a politics that tries to do right by people", Obama said after a lengthy condemnation of the all-GOP government that has run Washington since Obama left office last January.

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Vice President Mike Pence made a joke Thursday in Georgia that was meant to send a message - and he got a message right back.

She touched on one of the major issues of the Abrams-Kemp campaign: voting rights. Kemp hails from Republicans' conservative wing and embraces President Trump.

"Brian Kemp's getting the support of all kinds of hardworking, good people all across Georgia and Stacey Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals", he argued.

Amico said she doesn't think Georgia is a red state.

"It's like a domino effect", said Sara Henderson, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, about the voting issues in Georgia.

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

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