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Old Photo Of Stacey Abrams Protesting Confederate Symbol On State Flag Resurfaces

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Andrew Cummings | 24 October, 2018, 17:29

Many people on Twitter were quick to support Abrams' participation in a protest against the Confederate emblem in her college years, noting the symbol's ties to Georgia's and America's racist history.

Kerwin Swint, a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University, said the race is being watched so closely because it exemplifies the nation's split over President Trump. But you still need to vote on November 6, and you still need to stay informed about the candidates in the upcoming elections.

Abrams's campaign said the protest was "peaceful" and "permitted".

He is also Georgia's Secretary of State, so he is quite literally overseeing the election for his own governor's race.

Significantly, Kemp's gubernatorial rival Abrams would be the state's first-ever black governor if elected.

The differences of opinion about the flag were reflected on social media, where some said they'd never vote for someone who had desecrated a flag, while others lauded Abrams for doing her part to get rid of a symbol of racism.

"During Stacey Abrams' college years, Georgia was at a crossroads, struggling with how to overcome racially divisive issues, including symbols of the Confederacy, the sharpest of which was the inclusion of the Confederate emblem in the Georgia state flag", read a statement from Abrams' campaign, first obtained by The New York Times.

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It's certainly possible less than 1 percent will be the separation between Kemp and Abrams come election day, so the moderators asked the current state secretary of state if he will recuse himself from a recount.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says that she is "sick and exhausted about of hearing about the free market" when discussing health care policy.

Kemp has counter-punched hard at Abrams, saying she's "too extreme for Georgia".

Two reports surfaced just before the debate that played into their competing narratives.

Additionally, Kemp blocked 53,000 Georgia residents from registering to vote, most of whom were African-American, according to analysis from the Associated Press; and 595 absentee ballots in Gwinnett County were recently rejected, most of which were submitted by minority voters as well.

Abrams' campaign said the recording shows "Brian Kemp's contempt for democracy is now on full display as he flaunts his fear that his office's blatant efforts at voter suppression won't be sufficient to win this election for him".

Both candidates have attracted national heavyweights in a sign of just how seriously the parties are taking the contest. Marco Rubio, among others. "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here".

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