Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

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"I'm canvassing for Stacey Abrams", Winfrey says to a shocked Georgia resident who opened her front door to find the media mogul on her doorstep holding a clipboard. I heard Oprah was in town today.

Winfrey delivered an impassioned speech explaining her decision to campaign for Abrams. She ruled that Georgia must immediately start allowing poll managers to clear flagged voters who show proof of citizenship to vote a regular ballot, when only deputy registrars could previously.

Pence said Abrams' campaign is being "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals", but that despite the major support from the entertainment industry, voters will choose a governor who genuinely wants to put the needs of the state and the values of its citizens first. 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. "Nobody paid for me to come here, nobody even asked me to come here".

Though sometimes mentioned as a 2020 presidential candidate, Winfrey has demurred on her intentions.

"I am an independent woman", Winfrey said.

"I'm the only candidate with a plan to get that done and to do that without vitriol, without vilifying people", she added.

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Ms Winfrey blasted attacks on Ms Abrams that she says she saw in her hotel room - Republican ads casts Ms Abrams as "too extreme" and "radical" for Georgia - as "noise" that is "designed to confound you with fear".

Taking into account the historical voting patterns and the representation of African Americans in USA politics, Abrams' campaign has drawn much public attention. "I'm not trying to test any waters", she said.

"That tells you how important that Republican vote is to get stuff done in Washington", said Carolyn Rigney, a Kemp supporter.

"Nationalizing yourself is always tenuous territory, because you don't want to look like you're someone who celebrities and East Coast elites like, and you're not going around your constituents", McCain said. Can you imagine having your doorbell ring and finding her on the other side?

Abrams has been largely focused on turning out communities which don't usually turn out in high numbers during midterm elections, such as black voters and young people.

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