Controversy Surrounds Georgia’s Race For Governor

Unfortunately, the political divide between Democrats and Republicans, the two major political parties in the United States, is deeper than ever before. The United States government has legislation in place that separates the American left from the American right further than we’ve ever seen, at least in modern times.

Take government-approved super PACs, or super political action committees, for example. They can raise as much money as they want from businesses, organizations, unions, and individuals. Super PACs, also known as independent-expenditure only committees, can’t directly contribute to candidates or political parties in the United States, although they can spend an unlimited amount of money on commercials, social media ads, billboards, and other political campaign staples that are intended to changes potential voters’ minds or reinforce their beliefs.

This is an article, not a novel, so there’s not enough time to discuss why the two major parties in the United States are fissured so widely apart. However, this divide is certainly fostering behavior like people creating and carrying out so-called robocalls, or calls made without the hands-on involvement of a real, live human, sharing racist messages among potential voters across the state of Georgia.

Wait – racist robocalls?

The two current frontrunners for the position of governor in the southeastern state of Georgia are Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp. Abrams, a Democrat, is the first black woman to be supported by one of the two major parties in the United States in a race for governor. Kemp, the eight-year veteran of the state of Georgia’s high-ranking Secretary of State position, is expected to win the gubernatorial race in Georgia this November.

As you might imagine, controversy hasn’t found its way out of Georgia’s 2018 race for the seat of governor. For example, Brian Kemp canceled a debate between himself and Stacey Abrams just a week ago.

Why?

Kemp made public that the debate would have occurred, alleging that Stacey Abrams had scheduling problems that would have made her unable to attend the debate. However, both candidates had agreed to the set-in-stone date back in September of this year.

Back to the racist robocalls

The Road to Power, a white supremacist group, was identified in the calls as the backer of the robocalls. It had also been recently responsible for a series of robocalls in Florida, attempting to influence the outcome of Florida’s current gubernatorial race. Democrat Andrew Gillum could become the first black Floridian governor, which is why The Road to Power carried out the robocalls in both Florida and Georgia.

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