Abrams, who could become nation’s first African-American woman governor, is in a tight race against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The GOP nominee has been under fire for using his secretary of state post to suppress the Black vote. The boost that Oprah brought could make all the difference.
The former talk show queen rolled up her sleeves and knocked on doors for Abrams, urging folks to show up at the polls on Tuesday afternoon. Take a look at this moment that was captured on video.
At the rally in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Oprah made an impassioned plea by asking attendees to honor their ancestors’ sacrifices.
“For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote, and you are choosing not to vote—wherever you are in this state, in this country — you are dishonoring your family,” she said to the crowd and national television audience.
In a light-hearted moment, the mega star underscored that she genuinely supports Abrams.
“I’m an independent woman. I’ve earned the right to do exactly what I want to do, when I want to do it,” she said. “Nobody paid for me to come here; nobody even asked me to come here. I paid for myself, and I approve this message!”
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