(Atlanta, GA) – It’s crunch time. As the campaign trail heads towards the final stretch, the big wigs are coming out to lend their support to Georgia Governor Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.
If elected, Abrams would be the first black female governor is U.S. history. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama want to make sure that happens. Oprah is expected to participate in two town hall meetings with Abrams in Atlanta, GA on November 1st, while Barack Obama will campaign for her in Atlanta on Friday.
The polls show Abrams with a slight lead over Secretary of State Brian Kemp who has come under heavy criticism lately with charges of voter suppression and corruption. Almost 60 thousand absentee votes have been rejected, 70 percent of which are from African Americans.
The official date for the midterm elections is Nov. 6th.
(Atlanta, GA) – All eyes will be on the state of Georgia on November 6th as the heated race to the Governor’s seat will finally come to a head.
This election has been under heavy watch and scrutiny because for one Brian Kemp is still the Secretary of State which means he oversees the voting process. A call for straight up fraud has also been issued because more than 70 percent of 50 thousand black voter registrations have been held for failure of an exact match to driver licenses and social security numbers.
There have also been charges of voter suppression, the purging of voting roles and faulty machines. The race is neck and neck and Former President Jimmy Carter says it is a conflict of interest for Brian Kemp to oversee an election that his a candidate in. Reportedly, Carter sent him a letter earlier this month requesting that he step down.
The polls show them neck and neck in the race.
Stacey Abrams would be the first black and female Governor of Georgia if she wins.