Oprah Winfrey responded to reports that racist robocalls were being sent in her name just days after she campaigned for Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, seeking to become the country's first African-American female governor. Ballot access and election integrity flared up in the final weekend after a private citizen alerted the Georgia Democratic Party and a private attorney of potential vulnerability in the online voter database Kemp manages.
The survey -published by the Trafalgar Group- has GOP candidate Brian Kemp garnering 54% of the vote compared with Stacey Abrams 40%.
The Abrams campaign tried to encourage its supporters Tuesday evening, after a state judge ordered three precincts in suburban Gwinnett County - a populous swing county in metro Atlanta - to extend their polling hours, one of them as late as 9:25 p.m. "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.
Abrams' opponent Brian Kemp denounced the robo-calls as "vile". The "scurrilous claims are 100 percent false", Georgia Democrats said, accusing Kemp of showing "another example of abuse of power".
In a statement on Sunday, Kemp's office said they had officially requested the FBI to investigate the matter. He walked by reporters and said: "Take Two". Republicans have won every Georgia governor's race since 2002.
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"Jesus don't like ugly", she said of the robocall in an Instagram video. "This political stunt from Kemp just days before the election is yet another example of why he can not be trusted and should not be overseeing an election in which he is also a candidate for governor", the state party's executive director, Rebecca DeHart, said in a statement.
The same poll also shows 52% of Georgia voters approve of President Trump's job performance with 43% disapproving of the Commander-in-Chief. And we know what to do about that: vote.
They say the volunteer then forwarded that email to the Georgia Democratic Party Voter Protection Director. "But I can tell you I would not be calling Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the GBI unless we had information that we needed them to look at".
The contest between Kemp, who now sits as Georgia's secretary of state, and Abrams, who is vying to become the country's first black female governor, had already become a flashpoint for allegations of voter suppression.