Oprah Winfrey On Racist, Sexist Robocalls: 'Jesus Don't Like Ugly'

Hannah Rogers
November 7, 2018

I'm doing my job. He said Georgians have clear options.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is a battle for the soul of our state, a fight for our future", Kemp told the crowd gathered at the hanger.

Abrams, who could become the first African-American woman governor in history, in an interview with the CNN, slammed the accusation made against her party, calling Kemp's actions a "desperate attempt on the part of my opponent to distract people". A last-minute fracas about the state's voting system raised the specter of a disputed result. Litigation ensued. Both candidates claimed victory.

The contest is so intense that early voting has approached the overall number of ballots cast in the governor's race four years ago. There are nearly 7 million registered voters in the state.

Former president Jimmy Carter, who also once served as Georgia's governor, urged Kemp to step down, saying that a failure to do so would undermine the confidence of Georgia's citizens in the election. On Sunday, Trump flew Air Force One to a middle Georgia airfield and called him "a great leader".

Neither Cross nor the state party went public.

She also backs tighter gun restrictions and supports removing Confederate monuments from state property.

Stacey Abrams, who is now at a poll average of 45.7, sits on a campaign of encouraging younger voters to get their voices heard and take to the polling booths, hoping to expand Medicaid, which has raised a few eyebrows as well as other plans revolving around K-12 education and job creation. "This milestone is a testament to the hard work of thousands of election officials all across Georgia who are dedicated to secure, accessible, and fair elections for all".

The closing weeks of the campaign has been defined by charges and counter charges surrounding the election process itself.

The survey -published by the Trafalgar Group- has GOP candidate Brian Kemp garnering 54% of the vote compared with Stacey Abrams 40%. To make the rally, Kemp skipped a debate with Abrams.

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The Prince will also meet with Ghanaian and global business leaders to discuss sustainable practice in Ghana's cocoa industry. The Prince of Wales would also confer with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.

The state Democratic Party called Kemp's accusation "a reckless and unethical ploy" and said he was using the Federal Bureau of Investigation to support "false accusations".

Oprah Winfrey responded late Monday to reports of "racist robocalls" targeting Georgia voters in the lead-up to mid-term elections. While providing no details of the incident, besides that the alleged attempt failed, Brian Kemp's office did say that the federal authorities are investigating the claims.

Obama swooped in to boost the Democrats, and media star Oprah Winfrey visited Georgia on behalf of Abrams.

The development Sunday intensified calls for Kemp to resign as the state's top election official while he's running for governor.

"Tomorrow, show up and show out", she said.

The plaintiffs seek to "bar" Kemp from "presiding over his own election".

Speaking of issues, a win by Kemp will tell Georgia's traditionally Chamber of Commerce Republican Party to leave their suits and ties at home for the next election. "He made up a story like a 6-year-old trying to cover his tracks".

Kemp counters that Abrams and her backers want to help noncitizens cast ballots illegally.

"Jesus don't like ugly", she said of the robocall in an Instagram video. Unlike almost every Democrat before her in Georgia, Abrams has run an unapologetically progressive campaign after many, many, many half-in, half-out Democrats have tried mightily to appeal to Georgia's large Republican population, only to lose anyway.

"I know some of you think that your vote doesn't matter, but you're actually some of the most important voters in the country", he said.

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