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Oprah Campaigning for Stacey Abrams in Georgia is the Best Thing You’ll See All Day

"You get a vote and you get a vote!"

Oprah Winfrey Stacey Abrams

With the midterm elections less than a week away, Americans are gearing up for one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. The silver lining of Trump’s election (if there is one) is that it has inspired a record number of women, and especially women of color, to run for political office. Democrat Stacey Abrams is currently running for governor of Georgia, and if elected, she would be the first African-American woman governor ever.

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Abrams is a charismatic and well-qualified politician who represents the incoming wave of progressive candidates committed to making real change. As she battles Republican Brian Kemp and fights against Kemp’s alleged efforts to to suppress voting, she has gotten tremendous support from America’s queen herself: Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah joined Abrams on the campaign trail, speaking to crowds about the importance of voting and even canvassing door-to-door to talk to voters. As you can expect, the reactions are priceless:

Oprah also gave an impassioned speech in Marietta, calling on people to vote and saying, “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. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams, when you don’t vote.”

Other celebrities canvassing for Abrams include Will Ferrell and Michael B. Jordan:

Mike Pence, who was in town to stump for Kemp said, “I heard Oprah was in town today and I heard Will Ferrell was going door-to-door the other day. Well I’d like to remind Stacey Abrams and Oprah and Will Ferrell—I’m kind of a big deal too.” Okay, sure Pence, you’re the Vice President. But you’re sure as shit no Oprah.

(via CNN, image: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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