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Oprah hits campaign trail in push for America's first black female governor

Oprah hits campaign trail in push for America's first black female governor

Oprah Winfrey is in Georgia today, too, knocking on doors and giving a speech to support Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is in a remarkably tight race for governor.

Some have even started calling Atlanta "The Hollywood of the South" and "Y'allywood".

That was a far cry from his reaction when President Donald Trump " s people played the song at a rally hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

As Winfrey was speaking, Vice President Mike Pence was in Dalton, about 70 miles north of Marietta, to add his support to Kemp.

Abrams, who is attempting to become the first black female governor in US history, then thanked Winfrey in a statement, reports ABC News. Abrams is running against Republican nominee Brian Kemp.

"All of us may have been created equal, but if you're woke. you've got sense enough to know that everybody is not treated equally", she said.

"Stacey Abrams is being bankrolled by Hollywood liberals", Pence said, after drawing boos when he mentioned that "Oprah is in town" and noted that actor Will Ferrell was recently in the state for Democrats. President Trump will appear with Kemp on Sunday.

When a woman opens the door, she lets out an excited cry. After Thursday's dueling outsiders, former president Barack Obama will follow on Friday for Abrams. She recalled generations of black Americans who faced "lynching. oppression. suppression", and declared that "their blood has seeped into my DNA" and forced her to the polls.

The state requires identification information on voter registration applications to precisely match information already on file with the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration. They don't help. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

"Remember, if blacks are going to have an authentic representation, wouldn't they then being to denounce the very party that she's asking them to vote for?"

The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies.

The ruling by Eleanor Ross, the USA district judge for the northern district of Georgia, affects more than 3,000 people whose voter registrations were put on hold over possible citizenship issues.

Ms Winfrey called Ms Abrams a "changemaker" who represented the values of all Georgians, where Atlanta is the capital city.

After Winfrey's speech, Abrams climbed the stage to join a discussion and was greeted by chants from the audience.