Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

She said: "I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message". "Don't want to go in those waters".

But Abrams brushed off the probe as Kemp's "desperate attempt to turn the conversation away from his failures" as Georgia's secretary of state in the lead up to the gubernatorial election on Tuesday.

The rally was the first of two the media magnate is holding for Abrams on Thursday in one of the nation's most closely watched gubernatorial races. If elected Abrams would be the first black female governor in United States history.

Civil rights groups sued Kemp in October over 50,000 voting registration applications that were placed on hold due to Georgia's "exact-match" law which requires personal information on voter applications to match state databases.

Speculation that Winfrey may pursue a White House run against President Donald Trump has been swirling since January, when she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globes.

We couldn't help but notice how similar Winfrey's ensemble looked to the blue velvet suit that Lively wore for her pantsuit-heavy A Simple Favor press tour. "Obama pointed out, I am the most qualified candidate running". "I think people want to know: Will it work?"

"Democracy is not just about our individual rights and concerns and our individual protections", Ms Winfrey said, "but rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community".

Lewis, the 78-year-old congressman who as a young man was severely beaten by police as he fought for voting rights in the Jim Crow South, put Georgia's choice in the broadest context: "This young lady is playing a major role in helping liberate all of us, liberate the state of Georgia, liberate the South, liberate America".

"You get a vote!"

And in a nod to the allegations of voter suppression that have marked the gubernatorial race, Winfrey told the crowd that "every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with, can not be suppressed and can not be denied". "You get a auto!"

As Winfrey was speaking, Vice President Mike Pence was in Dalton, about 70 miles north of Marietta, to add his support to Kemp.

"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".

Pence also noted that Abrams' campaign is "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals".

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