Laura Ingraham accuses Oprah of 'race-baiting' during speech for Stacey Abrams

Oprah backs Stacey Abrams in historic Georgia governor's raceMore

Oprah backs Stacey Abrams in historic Georgia governor's raceMore

Two federal courts on Friday issued rulings that order Georgia to allow some 3,000 naturalized US citizens to vote in elections next week and prevent the state from throwing out some absentee ballots.

The vice president made the remarks in the wake of both Oprah and Ferrell trying to get out the vote for Kemp's opponent Democrat Stacey Abrams.

She touched on one of the major issues of the Abrams-Kemp campaign: voting rights. "I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams".

Lucy McBath is trying to unseat Rep. Karen Handel, who won a special election past year over Jon Ossoff in a race that became the most expensive House contest ever. The state has not elected a Democrat governor since 1998.

The ruling Friday only deals with a portion of the 53,000 people whose voter registrations are pending.

Julie Houk, a lawyer for the civil rights groups, said that's not what's happening. Kemp and Abrams are neck-and-neck, with the latest polls showing they are at a statistical tie ahead of the election Tuesday.

"Allowing poll managers to verify proof of citizenship would alleviate the severe burden on individuals who have been flagged and placed in pending status for citizenship while still serving the state's interest of ensuring that only United States' citizens are voting", Ross wrote.

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Last week, a federal judge issued an injunction ordering Kemp's office to issue guidance to county officials to stop rejecting ballots because of a signature mismatch without first giving voters a chance to fix the problem.

"I have earned the right to think for myself and to vote for myself".

"Any voter confusion in our state rests on the shoulders of Stacey Abrams - who is obviously too extreme and dishonest for Georgia", Kemp spokesman Ryan Mahoney said.

In a statement, Kemp spokesperson Candace Broce said that the secretary of state approved of the ruling.

The robocall went out to Georgia voters, but it is unclear how many received it.

The same neo-Nazi group had targeted Gillum with racist robocalls after he won the Democratic Florida gubernatorial nomination in the late-August primary and again in October.

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