Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency Hotel is teeming with people hoping Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams will make history tonight becoming Georgia’s first African-American and woman governor in state history and the first African-American woman in the country. Abrams has fought the good fight becoming a household name and bringing out legions of celebrity followers like John Legend, America Ferrara, Oprah Winfrey and Will Ferrell. This governor’s race is so hotly contested that President Barack Obama came down and stomped for Abrams on the campus of Morehouse.
Mike Pence and Donald Trump came down and stomped for GOP candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Kemp has been under fire for refusing to step down as Secretary of State while being an actual candidate in the race which is problematic considering his office oversees the elections. Lawsuits over voter suppression tactics and laws have ensued as one candidate (Abrams) vows to move Georgia forward and the other vows to restore old Georgia.
Most of the polls have closed and results are coming in slowly but surely. Check-in with NNPA and Black Press USA and see if Abrams will beat the odds and make history tonight.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., culture and entertainment editor for NNPA/BlackPressUSA. For updates and results, follow @NNPA_BlackPress or @BlackPressUSA.