Oprah Is Going to Georgia to Campaign for Stacey Abrams


The race for the Georgia governor's office is one of America's premier midterm matchups and is a neck-and-neck battle between Abrams, an unapologetic liberal - aiming to become the first black governor in USA history - and Brian Kemp, a staunch conservative who has embraced Donald Trump and the administration's hardline on immigration.

The Georgia gubernatorial race is one of the most contentious races in this year's midterm elections, due to extreme ideological differences between Abrams and Kemp and allegations of voter suppression.

Abrams would be the first black female governor in USA history.

Winfrey is slated to appear alongside Abrams at two town halls, in Cobb and DeKalb counties, that the Abrams campaign described as "get-out-the-vote" events.

The race between Democrat Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp has gained national attention for the tight battle between the two candidates, as well as for issues of voter disenfranchisement.

Vice-President Mike Pence has multiple stops scheduled with Kemp.

Kemp has thus far dismissed Democratic demands that he step aside as Georgia's chief elections officer.

The newspaper said today that more than 1.5 million Georgians have taken advantage of early voting ahead of Tuesday's election, a number more than double the total from 2014.

She added, "However, I know that the most responsible gun owners understand that they have the responsibility for the firearms, and making sure that only responsible people have those firearms".

Kemp dismissed her claims as a "farce" and said they're "absolutely not true". The candidate has a chance to become the first black woman to be governor of a state.

"I don't want to run, OK?"

Winfrey isn't the only celebrity knocking on doors in support of Abrams. Both events are in metro Atlanta.

Kemp's campaign attempted to blame the cancellation on Abrams, saying the Republican nominee was willing to find a new time but Abrams refused.

Abrams is looking to maximize turnout among nonwhites, liberal urban whites and just enough whites everywhere else, including a smattering of moderates and suburban Republicans who are disenchanted with Trump - a considerable overlap with the fan base that propelled Winfrey to her billionaire icon status.