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Racist Robocalls Attack Georgia Dem. Gov. Candidate Abrams

HeadlineNov 06, 2018

Meanwhile, Kemp campaign robocalls are repeating false claims that “radical” Abrams is planning on stealing the election by allowing undocumented people to vote.

Kemp campaign robocall: “Radical Stacey Abrams is so extreme that she wants to allow illegal immigrants to vote in this election. We can’t let her steal this election. It’s up to you to stop her!”

The Kemp campaign’s official robocalls went out as a series of unofficial, explicitly racist robocalls targeting Abrams have also been reported. The calls are reported to be the work of white supremacist media group Road to Power. A warning: This recording is extremely racist.

Robocall: “This is the magical negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia.”

Oprah Winfrey campaigned with Abrams last week. Road to Power is also responsible for racist robocalls targeting African-American Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. At a campaign event for Gillum’s opponent, Republican Ron DeSantis, Saturday, Florida Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reportedly described the Florida gubernatorial election as being “cotton-pickin’ important.”

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