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Oprah personally goes around to people's houses urging them to vote

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 06, 2018
10:09 A.M.
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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey posted a video on Instagram where she went door to door to ask people to vote in the midterms. She went around Georgia homes on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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One clip, posted on Thursday, showed her knocking on a door and waiting for the owner to open. When the woman opened the door, she got the shock of her life.

Oprah Winfrey took it upon herself to support and canvas for votes for Democrat Stacey Abrams. Abrams is running for governor of Georgia.

A video showed Winfrey knocking on the door of a Georgia resident’s homes. The woman named Denise opened and immediately screamed in shock and took a slight step back.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. However, she quickly composed herself and listened to the media mogul.

Winfrey asked her if she too plans to vote next week on November 6. Denise told her that she was and that she had planned an early voting.

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Winfrey captioned the video clip, "U never know who’s gonna come a knocking!"  Social media users followed up the post by imagining how they would’ve acted if the media mogul came knocking on their doors.

Winfrey also posted another video of a woman named Cassie. The woman caught her eye because of the sign she was holding.

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The sign spoke about supporting equal rights for everyone. The former talk show host captioned the video, “Down here in Georgia y’all going door to door. Canvassing for #StaceyAbramsforGovernor @staceyabrams”

Before canvassing for votes, Winfrey delivered an impassioned speech in Marietta, Georgia at a town hall. There she urged the attendees to support Abrams and to vote in the midterm elections.

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During her speech, she shared the story of Otis Moss Sr. Moss was an African-American man who lived in the Jim Crow South.

He walked 18 miles to cast a ballot but was told he was too late to vote when he arrived. Moss died before he got his next opportunity to vote.

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Winfrey said:

“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.”

She wasn’t the only celebrity canvassing for votes on behalf of candidates. Earlier in the week actor Will Ferrell also went knocking on doors to support Abrams.

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On Friday, Former President Barack Obama was expected to arrive in Georgia to support the gubernatorial candidate. He will host a "Get Out the Vote" rally at Morehouse College's Forbes Arena in Atlanta.

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In retaliation, Vice President Mike Pence tried to dissuade people in Georgia from voting for Abrams. He slammed the celebrities who visited the state to support her.

The non-Georgia resident said:

“I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too. And I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’ liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia.”

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