Oprah Winfrey, Georgia governor hopeful Stacey Abrams targeted i – CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station

By William Cummings, USA TODAY

The heated and hotly contested campaign that could see the first African-American elected governor of Georgia has been targeted by a white supremacist group, which sent recorded racist messages out to voters in the state.

The robocall, audio of which was posted on social media, features a man attempting to impersonate former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who campaigned for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia last week. The voice refers to Winfrey as “the magical negro” whom the “Jews who own the American media” used to “trick dumb white women” into doing what they wanted.

Amid more racist insults, the recording says Abrams – who, if she wins on Tuesday, would also become the first African-American woman elected governor in U.S. history -has a similar ability and “is…

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