Georgia voters are getting insanely racist robocalls impersonating Oprah

Pauline Gross
November 6, 2018

Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who would be the first black female governor in us history if she wins, is the latest target of racist robocalls from a white supremacist group.

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

Oprah Winfrey and Mike Pence.

"I heard Oprah's in town today", Pence said.

Donald Trump, who plans to appear with Mr Kemp later this week told reporters at the White House: "I've always liked Oprah".

These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. "No one asked me to come here", Winfrey said at a rally in Marietta, adding that she is both an independent woman, and a registered political independent.

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Winfrey did not mention Pence who, in appearances same day, charged Abrams with being "bankrolled by Hollywood liberals" and derided Winfrey's presence as well as a recent campaign appearance for Abrams by Will Ferrell.

Prominent state Republicans have called the controversy "manufactured" and said it was meant to gin up support for Democrats ahead of the election.

Winfrey again dismissed rumours that she intended on running for president in 2020, "I don't want to run, okay?"

He told the rally crowd in Macon, Ga., that Winfrey has "has been down to Mar-A-Lago", and that "until I ran for office we did very well. I paid for myself and I approve this message". Before you vote, we want to let you know about the stark differences between the candidates' stances on marijuana policy reform. "I'm not testing the waters". "But this is the South, people have been really wonderful and really optimistic about Stacey Abrams". In 2008, she campaigned for former US President Barack Obama as well Hillary Clinton in 2016. Kemp has also swung back at Abrams by saying that she is advocating for "illegals to vote" for her, which Abrams denies.

Florida voters first received the calls in early September of a man impersonating Gillum, and speaking in a stereotypical minstrel dialect, which picked up again in late October.

Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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