Election Day 2018: Three key statewide contests featuring an African American running for Governor |


Former President Barack Obama, Vice President Pence and Oprah Winfrey have traveled to Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams, turnout votes and focus on early voting.

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams is running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. In Florida, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is running against Congressman Ron DeSantis. In Mississippi, former Congressman Mike Espy is running for the U.S. Senate.

Former President Barack Obama, Vice President Pence and Oprah Winfrey have traveled to Georgia alone to turnout votes and focus on early voting. As they have campaigned, court ruling have been coming doing over the past few weeks on challenges to various voter suppression attempts.

“In a race marred by blatant examples of voter…

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