Oprah is putting on her political cape to hit the campaign trail down in Georgia for Stacey Abrams, according to CNN. There have been reports of widespread trickery in the state’s gubernatorial race, so her help couldn’t have come at a better time.
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Everything from Abrams’ opponent Brian Kemp’s current standing as Secretary of State and as overseer of the election (basically, he could easily call the race for himself) to reports that some early voters’ choices were switched for the opposite candidate in faulty machines.
Mother O will reportedly engage in two town halls for Abrams — one in Marietta and the other in Decatur — on Thursday.
“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,” Abrams said in a statement, according to CNN. “I am honored to have Oprah join me for uplifting and honest conversations with voters about the clear choice before us in this election and the boundless potential of Georgians.”
The media mogul isn’t playing when it comes to these midterm elections. Yesterday, she put out a video alongside Maria Shriver urging people to get to the polls.
We are all equal in the voting booth. Make your voice heard Nov. 6!
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! pic.twitter.com/FQOnobU1AF
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) October 30, 2018
“We are all equal in the voting booth. Make your voice heard Nov. 6! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!,” she tweeted.
Image via Oprah Winfrey’s Facebook Page