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Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support 'This Ain't Hollywood This Is Georgia'

Pence Knocks Abrams Over Celebrity Support 'This Ain't Hollywood This Is Georgia'

"I'll be going out this weekend in my home state of NY and I wanted to especially encourage all those in Georgia to show up for Stacey Abrams who's running for governor to better the lives of all Georgians", he said in a video post on Twitter.

"Let's go to the polls like you've never voted before!" said Rep. Lewis.

Trump is due in the state on Sunday for a rally supporting Republican candidates including Kemp. 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.

The fight in many ways mirrors a national debate about balancing access to the polls with security at the polls. Republican Brian Kemp, who oversees elections as Georgia's secretary of state, vehemently denies charges that he has used his office to make it harder for minorities to vote.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Meanwhile, 1.6 percent said they support Libertarian candidate Ted Metz and 4.8 percent said they are not sure whom they support. She also said the election is about issues like expanding Medicaid insurance and focusing state spending on public education, job training and small business start-ups. In October, a coalition of civil rights groups sued him.

In all, there are almost 47,000 pending voter registrations in Georgia because of the state's "exact match" law that flags people until they prove citizenship, names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross is a "minor change" to the current system, said Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for Kemp, in a statement.

"I've earned the right to think for myself and to vote for myself, and that's why I am a registered independent". They say that county officials run elections.

Kemp's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Kemp's opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams, and civil liberties groups have accused Kemp of voter suppression because of the racial disparity in the pending applications.

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