Judge rules against Kemp over Georgia voting restrictions days before gubernatorial election

Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’

Watch: Battling for Attention Over Oprah Mike Pence Forced to Tell GOP Voters ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal Too’

She said: "Oprah Winfrey has inspired so many of us through the years with her unparalleled ability to form real connections and strengthen the bonds of family and community".

Stacey Abrams just may win.

The cultural icon said she is a political independent who has "earned the right to think for myself and to vote for myself".

Abrams would be the first black female governor in US history.

At issue is Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp's run for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who would be the first black female governor in USA history if elected.

The contentious gubernatorial race between Abrams, a former leader in the state House of Representatives, and her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has been marred by accusations of voter suppression.

Afghanistan: Kandahar goes to polls after week's delay
One police officer was killed and six others, including election workers and policemen, were wounded in the blast. On the first day of the elections, 15 people were killed in a suicide attack in the capital Kabul .

Someone out front, meanwhile, was wearing a giant chicken suit and holding a sign that read "too chicken to debate", an allusion to Kemp withdrawing from a debate scheduled on Sunday in favor of appearing in Macon with Trump. "Are you voting for her?" she asks.

And in a nod to the allegations of voter suppression that have marked the gubernatorial race, Winfrey told the crowd that "every single one of us has something that, if done in numbers too big to tamper with, can not be suppressed and can not be denied". A top Abrams aide said Kemp and Trump have contributed to a poisonous atmosphere, and that Kemp has been silent on previous racially loaded attacks on Abrams.

Vice President Mike Pence made a joke Thursday in Georgia that was meant to send a message - and he got a message right back. The state has not elected a Democrat governor since 1998.

The rally included speeches from Dawn Randolph, candidate for public service commissioner, U.S. Representative John Lewis and lieutenant governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico.

Democrat Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th Congressional District speaks during a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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