Oprah Winfrey Campaigns with Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams


The Georgia gubernatorial race is one of the more contentious races of the midterm elections.

"All of us may have been created equal, but if you're woke. you've got sense enough to know that everybody is not treated equally", she said. Kemp, who has bucked calls to resign or recuse himself, says he is following the law and has made it easier to vote in Georgia. He was in Florida earlier for Andrew Gillum, who would be his state's first black governor. Abrams and Kemp are virtually tied, according to recent polling. And it has similarly spilled into the partisan arena.

The "exact match" law flags voter registrations that are found to have discrepancies, such as a dropped hyphen, with other official identifications.

She declared, "I am here today to support a change maker".

Tensions grew after an Associated Press report in early October that more than 53,000 voter applications - almost 70 percent of them from black applicants - were on hold with Kemp's office ahead of the election.

"Let's go to the polls like you've never voted before!" said Rep. Lewis. Those records aren't often updated until Georgians renew their licenses, so those who became citizens after receiving their licenses are being flagged by the state until they show naturalization papers or a USA passport.

Within days of reports about the policy, a coalition of civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against Kemp, but since then, more alarming incidents and revelations have arisen.

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Winfrey, who said she is a registered independent, has long championed Democratic Party causes and some fans earlier this year tried to encourage her to run against Republican President Donald Trump in 2020.

Kemp said in a statement that he was "honored" to have Walker's endorsement. I heard Oprah was in town today.

Kemp's spokeswoman, Candice L. Broce, called the ruling "a minor change to the current system".

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots.

U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross said Kemp's restrictions raised "grave concerns for the Court about the differential treatment inflicted on a group of individuals who are predominantly minorities", the Washington Post reported.

But a number of voting rights and ethics watchdog groups are concerned that, with the variety of issues voters are experiencing, those services aren't enough.