Oprah denounces racist robocalls mimicking her Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

HuffPost

"Through the last day of early voting on November 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail". That's about 80 percent of the total votes cast four years ago.

Monday morning, Secretary of State Brian Kemp launched what he dubbed his "barnstorming tour" of the state from Peachtree DeKalb Airport. Trump visited Georgia on Sunday for a mega rally in conservative central Georgia.

Oprah on Monday had instructions for how people should respond to racist robocalls that targeted her and Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. Winfrey has campaigned for Abrams, the previous minority leader for her state's House of Representatives.

She also backs tighter gun restrictions and supports removing Confederate monuments from state property. She's already made history as the first black woman to be a major party gubernatorial nominee.

The closing weeks of the campaign has been defined by charges and counter charges surrounding the election process itself. Kemp counters that Abrams and affiliated groups are trying to help people, including noncitizens, vote illegally.

And in our Washington office, activists hit the phones to organize PFAW volunteers for canvasses to get out every single Abrams voter on-or before-Election Day.

This is yet another example of abuse of power by an unethical Secretary of State.

McEvoy on Cross Counter wins prestigious Melbourne Cup 2018
Horse trainer Aidan O'Brien has confirmed that his colt The Cliffsofmoher died during the Melbourne Cup. The Herald Sun reported that Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram criticised the senior jockey.

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of United States elections
He casts his rivals as an angry, liberal and risky "mob" and plays up gains in the economy . But the real variable is Mr Trump himself.

Clinical Everton put three past Ryan's Brighton
Andrew Atherley expects Everton to find the goals to beat Brighton at Goodison Park on Saturday. I was a little bit disappointed with my last performance.

"While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cybercrimes", said Candice Broce, who works for Kemp.

Kemp said he had notified federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. "You can change voter registration".

A report by The Associated Press said that under the "exact match" law, Kemp had stalled more than 50,000 voter registrations by mostly black voters.

"There are still immediate steps that Secretary Kemp and the State Election Board can take to mitigate some, but not all, of the risk for Tuesday's vote", the group said. Kemp, meanwhile, has earned President Trump's endorsement.

"He twice this week was told by federal judges that he was wrong when it comes to voter suppression", Abrams told WSB-TV. "I don't use that term lightly". He also said Wright had passed the details to the state Democratic Party. "He made up a story like a 6-year-old trying to cover his tracks".

Whatley, 33, said she didn't appreciate how Kemp has adopted Trump's rhetoric on immigration. She and Abrams are both black women from MS, and the media titan spoke of the sacrifices their ancestors had to make to obtain the right to vote. But then, over last weekend, a coalition of civil rights groups won an injunction against the use of the controversial voter regulating software, Exact Match, allowing some 3,000 naturalized U.S. citizens to vote in elections this week and prevented the state from throwing out some absentee ballots. "It's a way to say that 'If I win, I've overcome all these obstacles, ' and 'If I lose, they stole it from me'".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Experts Furious at Govt-Backed Execution of Tigress Avni
Nov 06, 2018 - 23:02
Officials were required to tranquillise and trap the tigress first under a ruling by India's supreme court. The forest department on Friday carried out the operation in Borati with the help of Asgar Ali, he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crashed Indonesian plane’s fuselage found, missing black box heard
Nov 06, 2018 - 21:30
Divers were searching an area about 25-35 metres deep, but have been finding fewer body parts than earlier in the week, he added. Speaking at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta worldwide airport, Soerjanto said such a speed was too fast for a plane in its category.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jurgen Klopp on omitting Xherdan Shaqiri to defuse Serbia tension
Nov 06, 2018 - 21:10
Why is the Shaqiri situation politically charged? We want the focus to be on a great game of football, free from anything else. Clyney is ill and will not be involved, but Dejan and Naby are back in the travelling squad.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man who ate a slug on a dare has died
Nov 06, 2018 - 16:44
One of Sam's friends, Jimmy Galvin, who was present at the party, described the event as a "red wine appreciation night". Katie applied to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2016 and Sam was granted a AUD $492,000 package.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New iPad Pro 19-inch: What You Need to Know
Nov 06, 2018 - 14:56
The A12X Bionic is a 7nm chip like the A12, but it's even bigger than its iPhone counterpart, featuring 10 billion transistors. Light as air, the new Macbook has a thinner profile and a new 13.3 inch retina display that features 4 million pixels.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IPhone XR isn't selling as well as Apple anticipated, production reportedly cut
Nov 06, 2018 - 11:11
While Apple had great expectations for the iPhone XR , it's now ordering more iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models from its partners. Tied to this is the unexpected news that demand of the previous-generation iPhone 8, which Apple still sells, has jumped.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top HBO slams Trump's use of 'Game of Thrones' imagery
Nov 06, 2018 - 08:27
What was extra terrible about the Long Night was the arrival of the Others, or White Walkers, for the first time in Westeros. Musical artists including R.E.M. and Aerosmith have previously asked Trump to stop using their songs at his rallies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Demi Lovato Leaves Rehab After Completing 90 Day Program
Nov 06, 2018 - 08:12
After suffering an overdose at her Hollywood Hills house in July, the Sorry Not Sorry star spent about 90 days in rehab. Demi Lovato is out of rehab, three months after a drug overdose left her hospitalised for almost two weeks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mexican drug lord's United States trial begins
Nov 06, 2018 - 06:11
He was recruited by Guadalajara cartel boss Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, known as "The Godfather" of Mexico's modern drug cartels. His co-defendant Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada remains at large, and violent drug trafficking continues unabated in Mexico.

Liverpool ace Shaqiri: Forget Stoke relegation - I'm a Champions League victor
Nov 06, 2018 - 04:23
Xherdan Shaqiri , Jordan Henderson and Nathaniel Clyne are not included. We have no political message , absolutely not", Mr Klopp said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China's Xi Jinping vows lower tariffs, more imports at trade fair
Nov 06, 2018 - 03:46
Ma made the comments at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai . Mr Xi has said the expo proves China is willing to reduce its huge trade surpluses with other countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First place Raptors clobber Lakers, Bucks topple Kings
Nov 06, 2018 - 03:45
Rajon Rondo tallied 17 points, 10 boards, six assists and three steals off the bench. With Milwaukee comfortably ahead 118-90 Antetokounmpo went to the bench for good.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elementary school staff dressed as border wall, Mexicans. Now they’re under investigation
Nov 06, 2018 - 03:09
Twelve percent of the school's 563 students are a minority with the majority Hispanic, according to Public Schools Review . The photos were originally posted on the School District's Facebook page , but have since been removed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eddie Jones backs Owen Farrell to avoid citing
Nov 06, 2018 - 02:57
New Zealand have only lost two of their last 21 Tests, including to South Africa in the recent Rugby Championship. And he's still doing the same job. "I don't think he plays differently for us whether he plays 10 or 12".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barca include Messi in squad 'without medical all-clear' for Inter trip
Nov 06, 2018 - 02:48
We know we have to improve, but the important thing is the goal difference. And they will qualify as Group B winners with victory on Tuesday.