Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

She is the first black female nominee for governor from a major party.

Obama twice lost Georgia by single-digit margins, but population growth among nonwhites and some discontent with Trump in the GOP-leaning, whiter suburbs of Atlanta leave Abrams' backers cautiously optimistic she can pull an upset in a state that hasn't elevated a Democrat to the governor's office since 1998.

A spokeswoman for Abrams lumped Kemp in with President Trump, suggesting the president created the climate for the racist calls to air.

The group behind the robocall is The Road to Power, a white supremacist and anti-Semitic video podcast hosted by Scott Rhodes of Idaho. Another similar call is targeting Florida voters, as Democrat Andrew Gillum - a black candidate - is on the ballot for the state's governor.

Here is a robo call that's being sent out. "Well I'd like to remind Stacey Abrams and Oprah and Will Ferrell-I'm kind of a big deal too".

Abrams sidestepped the issue in brief public remarks as she greeted voters at an Atlanta shopping complex along with her local congressman, the civil rights veteran John Lewis.

"Oprah was here endorse Stacey and I am here to endorse Brian".

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U.S. talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey has been knocking on doors to get voters behind Stacey Abrams, much to the delight of those answering them.

Ms Winfrey, who rarely makes political endorsements, drew cheers when she said she's a registered independent who was not in Georgia at anyone's request. And President Trump plans to speak at a Sunday rally in Macon for Republican Brian Kemp.

Lewis said to supporters at the rally that they should tell everyone they know to go vote. He then blasted Abrams' policy pitches on health care and education.

In a recent campaign statement, Kemp also said that minority participation is up and turnout records have been exceeded during his tenure as secretary of state.

Two men protesting Kemp's immigration policy were forcibly removed.

Much of the final stretch of the race was consumed by a bitter battle over race and access to the polls.

Abrams, a former Democratic leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, has staked out an array of liberal positions during her campaign, but her tenure in the Legislature has drawn measured praise from the Republicans who led the state Capitol. She added that Kemp's sudden decision "to find a conscience as polls are tightening and Georgia voters are making it clear that they reject the kind of hate he and his allies have been spewing around the state" is pathetic.

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