It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Oprah Winfrey.
The media mogul shies away from the spotlight a lot of the time but she was back in the limelight again recently.
And Winfrey failed miserably after she endorsed this Democrat for her own gain.
The November General Election just passed us by.
The Democrats celebrated controlling the House of Representatives.
But they were furious about the governor and Senate races.
One of the races that they were furious about was the Georgia governor race.
Democrat Stacey Abrams went up against Republican Brian Kemp.
Kemp defeated her.
Oprah Winfrey was one of the many Hollywood elitists that came out in support of the Democratic candidate.
Oprah Winfrey was one of the many Hollywood elitists
She flew to Atlanta on her own dime apparently.
That’s exactly what she proclaimed in her first speech about her.
Oprah said during her speech, “I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed.”
She used race-baiting speech to rally the crowd.
But that wasn’t good enough.
Stacey Abrams was owned by Republican rival Brian Kemp.
She refuses to accept consequences too.
The Abrams team said, “Our opponent has had his office declare himself the victor and we do not accept that.”
This sounds sort of like how Hillary Clinton couldn’t come to grips to losing against Trump.
Sometimes these elections can be a long process.
When they are close like this they resort to absentee ballots.
Kemp’s press secretary, Cody Hall, said, “Based on counts released by the Secretary of State’s office, Brian Kemp’s margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory. Simply put, it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force a run-off election.”
That’s exactly why Oprah Winfrey flew down to Atlanta to help Abrams.
It’s also why Abrams welcomed Winfrey’s help.
But nobody could’ve saved Abrams from a loss
Kemp beat Abrams by over 60,000 votes.
But she shamelessly refused to concede the race to him despite the large deficit in the vote count.
Abrams said after she was defeated, “Democracy only works when we work for it, when we fight for it, when we demand it, and apparently today when we stand in line for hours to meet it at the ballot box, I am here today to tell you there are votes remaining to be counted. Voices are waiting to be heard.”
No, Democracy is about voters who put people in power.
It’s about votes.
They hope to make up that difference in votes with overseas and provisional ballots.
Now Abrams camp hopes that there will be a runoff in December.
That shouldn’t be the case because in order to avoid one then the opponent must reach fifty percent.
Right now Kemp has fifty one percent of the vote.
Winfrey’s presence and endorsement likely didn’t do much for Abrams.
It was a gross fear mongering stunt.