Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain warned Georgia's Stacey Abrams should "be careful" accepting campaign assistance from Oprah Winfrey - and pouted when her fellow panelists unanimously disagreed.

"He's the one that's going to come and get everyone motivated to get everyone to come to the polls for Stacey Abrams", said Wnukowski.

"We're here to support Stacey Abrams". "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don't vote".

Kemp - who, as Georgia secretary of state, is also in charge of elections and voter registration - faced backlash after it was reported his office had put more than 53,000 voter applications on hold, almost 70% of which are from African-Americans, because they failed to clear the state's controversial "exact match" standard.

When asked why the race is so close, Kemp told Fox News, "Stacey Abrams has raised tens of millions of dollars from all over the country with the progressive, liberal, socialist movement of the Democratic Party pouring in money into this race to try to buy this election".

"I have this to say to you, black people with ancestors who never had the chance", Oprah said at the event. In 2008, she campaigned for former US President Barack Obama as well Hillary Clinton in 2016.

President Trump responded to Oprah Winfrey's appearances last week by claiming that he was friends with her - until he ran for office.

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Winfrey will be joining Abrams on the campaign trail.

"Go with God, go with goal, go with your values, upholding everything we believe to be true about Stacey Abrams and why we're all voting for her", Winfrey said.

"And Georgia wants a governor that's going to put Georgia values and Georgia first", he said. I don't want to run.

Abrams has been largely focused on turning out communities which don't usually turn out in high numbers during midterm elections, such as black voters and young people. Another similar call is targeting Florida voters, as Democrat Andrew Gillum - a black candidate - is on the ballot for the state's governor. "I'm not testing the waters".

Kemp is trying to extend the Republican domination in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat as governor since 1998.

The admission comes after Trump condemned Oprah for her involvement in a 60 Minutes segment in which she interviewed both Trump voters and non-Trump voters.