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Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

07 November 2018

Racists are doing whatever they can to cheat in Georgia's closely-watched race that could see the first Black woman governor in us history.

Kemp said he had notified federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

In 2016, he said a DHS computer made an unsuccessful attempt to breach the firewall guarding Georgia's voter data.

Kemp was criticized earlier this year, when it was found his office purged more than 100,000 people from Georgia's voter rolls because, as member station WABE reported, "they had decided not to vote in previous elections and they failed to respond to mailed notices from the state".

Whatley, 33, said she didn't appreciate how Kemp has adopted Trump's rhetoric on immigration.

MSNBC contributor and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart said Tuesday that Georgia needs to elect Democrat Stacey Abrams as governor to overcome its Civil War-era racism.

The state Democratic Party called Kemp's accusation "a reckless and unethical ploy" and said he was using the Federal Bureau of Investigation to support "false accusations".

She added that it was "pathetic" that Kemp "has only now suddenly made a 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".

In Cobb County, just outside Atlanta, Nicole Whatley planned to vote for Abrams, partly because "of this whole social divisiveness that's been going on", she said, as she stood in line to vote outside a library in a cold rain Tuesday morning. If neither Kemp nor Abrams wins a majority - a distinct possibility with a Libertarian candidate on the ballot - there could be another month of campaigning.

Her husband Lance Whatley, a 29-year-old software engineer, was leaning toward voting for Kemp as he waited.

The survey -published by the Trafalgar Group- has GOP candidate Brian Kemp garnering 54% of the vote compared with Stacey Abrams 40%. She wants citizens to vote for her because her campaign is simply "better". In a highly unusual situation, Kemp is in the position of overseeing the election that will decide his state's highest office, and has faced criticism over how it has been handled. "Iconic" is a Republican gubernatorial candidate-and secretary of state, and election chief-invoking the "exact-match" law to suspend 53,000 voter-registration applications for infractions as minor as a hyphen missing from a surname. "I'm feeling pretty excited, you know, as the kids would say, 'I'm feeling pretty pumped up!'" DeHart called it a "political stunt" to cover up the weaknesses in a system Kemp runs.

Kemp counters that Abrams and her backers want to help noncitizens cast ballots illegally.

Here's the thing, though: although experts seem to agree that, yes, the vulnerabilities are very much real, no one, including Kemp, has offered any evidence that the Democratic Party tried to abuse that problem.

Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams