Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor

04 November, 2018, 21:14 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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And I know it's easy for a lot of people to feel that you have no power against those injustices, but this is what I'm here to tell you: "This land was made for you and me".

Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, told CNN's Jake Tapper that the investigation was an attempt to distract voters two days before the election.

"I'm excited to be in a dead heat because we're going to turn out voters who never voted before", Abrams said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press".

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence speaks to support Brian Kemp at a rally in Georgia.

The two-paragraph press release from Kemp's office - titled "AFTER FAILED HACKING ATTEMPT, SOS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY" - reads: "After a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system, the Secretary of State's office opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia on the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2018".

"I am an independent woman; I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it".

Noting that he heard Winfrey was in the Peach State, Pence said, "I got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: this ain't Hollywood. Rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community", Winfrey said. "I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams", Winfrey said.


She explained she tracked down Ms Abrams' mobile phone number and called her to say she wanted to offer assistance in the final days of the campaign. "But this is the South, people have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams".

Abrams would be the first black female governor in US history.

The Georgia gubernatorial race had already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression.

The announcement, which contained no details on the alleged "cyber crimes" that it suggests state Democrats were involved in, was immediately condemned as a political ploy by Democrats and some commentators, who believe Kemp should not oversee an election in which he is competing. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

Videos uploaded to Ms Winfrey's and Ms Abrams' social media showed the television personality knocking on doors canvassing for the hopeful governor.

Abrams and Kemp are both condemning an automated telephone call filled with racist and anti-Semitic statements.

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