Well, hello … OPRAH?!
Oprah Winfrey posted a video of herself going door to door in Georgia on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Instagram Thursday. And from the looks of the video, the woman, whom Winfrey refers to as “Denise,” answered the door and responded as any of us would — with complete and utter shock.
To her credit, Denise appeared amazingly poised after being ambushed by Lady O, and even told the media mogul she has a plan for early voting.
People on Twitter imagined how they would have handled the situation.
Winfrey delivered an impassioned speech in Georgia earlier Thursday, urging attendees of a town hall in support of Abrams to vote in the midterm elections.
During her speech, she told the story of Otis Moss Sr., an African-American man in the Jim Crow South who walked 18 miles to cast a ballot and was told he was too late to vote. He died before his next opportunity to vote.
“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,” Winfrey said at the event in Marietta. “You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering and their dreams when you don’t vote.”
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
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