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

Frederick Owens
November 7, 2018

The AP also reported that through a process Kemp calls "voter roll maintenance", his office has "cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012" and that "nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone". President Donald Trump has rallied in the state on behalf of Kemp, while former President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey have made appearances on behalf of Abrams.

"Federal partners, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were immediately alerted", Kemp's office said in a statement.

The battle for the Georgia governor's mansion intensified in its final hours Monday as Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp framed it as a stark choice for this growing and diversifying state, and prepared for another month of campaigning if no one wins a majority Tuesday.

If the voice and the overtly racist tone on the robo-call sound familiar, it's because it's from the same studio that stuffed a "We Negroes" robo-call down the throats of Florida voters, who are deciding whether they want Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to be the state's first black governor. Abrams and voting rights advocates accuse Kemp of using his office to make it harder for certain voters, particularly minorities, to vote.

They say an email to them from a man not affiliated with the Democratic Party of Georgia is what prompted Kemp's request for an investigation. "I remember coming out of the White House one day in August and realizing it was the first time I'd been outside when the sun was still up in a long time", said Democratic strategist Chris Lehane, who worked in the Clinton administration during the Whitewater scandal.

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For her part, Abrams alluded to years of court fights with Kemp over voter registration rules.

Abrams acknowledges the historic nature of her candidacy.

"It's a complete and utter fabrication", she said. She wants citizens to vote for her because her campaign is simply "better".

"It looks pretty suspicious, and I would say that regardless of which party it was", Alan Abramowitz, a professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, told the Reuters news agency.

"This is a desperate attempt on the part of my opponent to distract people from the fact that two different federal judges found him derelict of his duties and have forced him to allow absentee ballots to be counted and those who are being held captive by the exact-match system to be allowed to vote", Ms. Abrams said. "You've never had crowds like this for midterm elections".

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