tv Campaign 2018 Oprah Winfrey at Rally for Stacey Abrams CSPAN November 4, 2018 1:11pm-2:04pm EST
q&a on c-span. wrecks on thursday, oprah winfrey attended a campaign event thursday in support of stacey abrams, the democratic candidate for governor of georgia. she is running against the republican secretary of state camp, in that race to secede governor who is term limited. the political report rates the race as a tossup. this is just under an hour. ♪ [applause] oprah: hello, georgia!
i just want to say, y'all have been on my mind. georgia, you've been on my mind. here's why. i was sitting at home in california, minding my own business, but i could not stop thinking about what is going on down here. you all are on the precipice, the very precipice of a n historical election. [applause] oprah: this is what i came to tell you. i am an independent woman. i have earned the right to do exactly what i want to do. [applause]
oprah: i have earned the right to do what i want to do, when i want to do it. i've earned the right to think for myself. and to vote for myself. and that is why i am a registered independent. because i don't want any party and i don't want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decisions i get to make for myself. so i wanted to just say to you, nobody paid for me to come here. [applause] oprah: nobody even asked me to come here.
i paid for myself and i approved this message. [applause] oprah: so i want to say year, as a matter of fact, i wasn't asked. i just called stacy three days ago. yes. i didn't even know her number. i had to say to everybody, do you know stacey abrams? somebody said, i know stacey abrams, i have her telephone number. i go, give it to me. i'm going to call her right now. so i called stacey abrams and i said, this is oprah. you know what she said? she said, girl, let me pull over to the side of the road. [laughter] [applause]
oprah: that is a good thing. you should not be talking on your cell phone when you are driving. and i told her i wanted to come to georgia and lend my support. she said, that would be all right. that would be just fine. i told her, here's why i want to come. i've been reading about you. i've been reading about you in the atlanta journal, in "time magazine," in the "new york times," and i've been watching you and seeing how you handle yourself. [applause] oprah: i've been watching you in the midst of the onslaught of haters and -- and vitriol that is thrown against you. i've been watching you and you just keep coming, keep coming on.
and not only do you keep coming on, you keep standing strong for the values that matter to me and the values that matter to georgians all over the state. so i'm here today because stacey abrams cares about the things that matter. she cares about medicaid expansion. she cares about keeping families together. she cares about environmental protection for our children so that they will have clean water and won't be wearing oxygen masks 10 years from now. she cares about common sense gun control. [applause] oprah: she doesn't want to take the guns from the people.
this is georgia. we know people want to hunt in georgia. but since when have we lost common sense for common sense? she wants common sense gun control. she cares about affordable housing and she cares about criminal justice reform to protect our communities and create jobs. the reason i am a registered independent is because i believe that everybody should have the right to vote their values and vote your conscience regardless of the party. i have voted republican and i have voted democrat and each time i voted, i voted for the people who i felt represented my values. stacey abrams' values are in alignment with the consciousness on which our democracy has been founded, the very foundation of
our democracy, to think about other people, to live our life in service to others. democracy is not just about our individual rights and concerns, and our individual protections, but rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community. because the baseline is not just what i want or what i need or what is going to build my pocketbook, but recognizing that what is good for everybody is good for us. stacey abrams gets that. she understands and she will serve the underserved of the state of georgia. here's the truth. all of us may have been created
equal, but if you are woke -- [applause] oprah: if you are woke just a little bit, you've got sense enough to know that everybody is not treated equally. the reality is this. we see injustices big and small all around us every day of our lives. i know it is easy for a lot of people to feel you have no power against those injustices, but this land was made for you and me. this land was made for you and me. [applause] oprah: this land was made for you and me. that is not just a song. that is the truth. and i will tell you that we are not powerless. every single one of us has the same power at the polls. and every single one of us has
something that if done in numbers too big to tamper with -- [applause] oprah: cannot be suppressed and cannot be denied. as our civil rights predecessors used to say, we shall not be moved. every single one of us has the same power at the polls. we have the ability to go into a tiny booth, or in my neighborhood just a little stand, and every one of us, regardless of the color of our skin, it doesn't matter when you are there at the polls, or the god we pray to, it doesn't matter, who we choose to love, whether or not we graduated high school or went to college, or how much money you have in the bank, whether or not you have a
pre-existing condition, or whether you are developmentally disabled, doesn't matter at the polls. we are all equal in power. so on november 6, you already got it. now your job is to go and let everybody else know how to get it, that you make your voice heard on november 6. we have this incredible opportunity to make history. we had our inalienable right to vote, because the one place we are all equal is at the polls. and i'm here today because i know you know that but i just came to remind you of the power. i'm here because i want you to remind others of the power. and i want to make it very clear
to all the press, everybody, i'm not here because i'm making some grandstand, because i'm thinking about running myself -- i don't want to run, ok? i'm not trying to test any waters. [laughter] oprah: don't want to go in those waters. i'm here today because of stacey abrams. [applause] oprah: and i'm here today because of the men and women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed, and oppressed, for the rights for equality at the polls, and i want you to know that their blood has seeped into my dna, and i refuse to let their
sacrifices be in vain. i refuse. [applause] oprah: don't let nobody turn you around. you can't let their sacrifices be in vain. i'm here today because like a lot of young people i didn't take voting seriously until around my mid-20's. i had the privilege of hearing reverend otis moss junior, you know him? preacher. preacher in cleveland, ohio. i heard him tell the story of his father. of otis moss senior, who right here in georgia, got up in the morning and put on his only suit
and his best tie, and walked six miles to is voting location in lagrange. and when he got there after walking six miles in his good suit and tie, they said, boy, you at the wrong place. you want to go over to montville. so he walked another six miles to melt fill, and when he got there, they said, boy, you at the wrong place. you need to go to the rosemont school. and i pictured him walking from dawn to dusk in his suit, his feet tired, getting to the rosemont school, and they said, boy, you too late. the polls are closed. and he never had a chance to vote. by the time the next election came around, he had died.
so when i go to the polls and i cast my ballot, i cast it for a man i never knew. i cast it for otis moss senior, who walked 18 miles one day just for the chance to vote. [applause] oprah: and when i go into the polls, i cast a vote for my grandmother, who died in 1963, before the voting rights act, and never had a chance to vote. i vote for her. and when i stand in the polls, i do what my angelou said. i come as one, but i stand as 10,000. [applause]
oprah: for all those who paved the way that we might have the right to vote. and 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. [applause] oprah: you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy. their suffering and their dreams when you don't vote. so, honor your legacy. honor your legacy. honor your right to citizenship in this, the greatest country in the world. and the right to vote is like the crown we all get to wear. maya used to say, your crown has been paid for, so put it on your ear it.d w the right to vote is your crown. this is a tight race here in georgia.
there are tight races all over this country that depend on all of us giving honor to our greatest democratic right and privilege. so let your vote make a difference. let your vote count. let your vote speak for you. if you are a woman -- let me just talk to the women for a minute. if you are a woman, you need to recognize, it hasn't even been 100 years since we even had the right to vote, since we were considered a piece of property. you couldn't even own a piece of property. i love land so much and i think, at the turn-of-the-century, i wouldn't even have the right to own land without your father or your husband saying it was so. you didn't have the right to even take care of yourself. so you didn't have a voice and now you do. we as women people need to stand united and vote our values.
vote your values. vote your conscience. all the noise, you just can't get away from it. you turn the tv, and it is so much noise and crazy talk. all the vitriol. you know what, they are designed to confuse and confound you with fear. that's what they have done. they are designed to confound you with fear. they are not designed for people with discernment. women people, we have discernment. and when you know the right thing and you can feel it, you can feel what is the right thing to do, you can't be influenced by propaganda and fear. so now is the time for discernment, and only when we unite as sisters, and i don't
just mean sistas, i mean sisters, black sisters, brown sisters, white sisters, asian sisters, lgbtq sisters -- when we all unite, i know for sure a change is going to come. so i'm here today to support a change maker. [applause] oprah: she's a woman who dared to believe she could change the state of georgia, and she is dynamic. she is so inspired and inspiring. she's bold. and bodacious.
oprah: everybody gets a vote! all right, we're going to talk for a few minutes, then take a couple questions. could you ever imagine that two girls from mississippi with the kind of upbringing we had would be standing on this stage is to mark -- this stage? ms. abrams: i'm still not quite certain i believe i'm sitting here. a little out of body experience, but it is fun. it is awesome. oprah: i love it. i love that you had to pull over to the side of the road. i do love that. i'm intrigued by your story. more than intrigued by this idea that you would actually care to -- dare to take this on, i have found in my own experience that when something major is happening, there's something inside you that feels like it is
a calling. it is more than just, i want to have a career or i want to do that. i want to know how that manifested inside you, then you -- that you knew that you were called to this moment. ms. abrams: i was raised -- they whoobert and carol abrams, were originally from hattiesburg, mississippi. oprah: they are here today? [applause] ms. abrams: they used to make us go and volunteer, which made me a little irritated because i'm like, we are poor too. while we volunteering? my mother's way was saying, no matter how little we have, there are people with less. your job is to serve that person. my dad said, having nothing is
not an excuse for doing nothing. [applause] ms. abrams: but it instilled in me two things. one, i believe poverty is immoral. it robs us of our humanity. it robs us of opportunity. it is solvable. the second piece is that i realized when i was in the legislature that the person who sits in the governor's office decides access to education, health care, jobs. stand your ground was not created by the president. it was created by the government -- governor of florida. mass incarceration started with the governor of california. the erosion of the social safety net did not happen in 1994, it happened in the early 90's with the governor of wisconsin, and jim crow never had a federal law. it was in the states. for me, the calling is that this was the moment. 2018 is our time.
we can't wait any longer. [applause] oprah: do you think that there's a basic misunderstanding in our culture about midterms and what the role of state representatives and governors do that causes people to not get out? ms. abrams: we spend a lot of money, billions of dollars, telling us who the president is, what the president does, but for communities that have been vulnerable, federal law has changed our lives. the equal rights opportunities, the civil rights amendment, if you are a person of color, a woman, often salvation came from the federal government. what we forget is they were often solving state created problems. and if you could engineer the problem at the state level, you could engineer the solution at the state level.
oprah: we all know this. anybody who runs their own business, whether it is a cup cake shop, whether you are a teacher, or a funeral home -- we need you. anybody knows, any kind of business, the key to getting anything done is leadership. so how has -- everything that has happened in your life prepared you for this moment right now, how has everything that has happened to you informed how you will lead this diverse state, with all the communities and all the people? ms. abrams: i recently told a story of my first major loss. i applied for a scholarship. everyone said if i was the first black woman to win from mississippi i would be a shoo-in.
i did not win the rhodes scholarship. it was a lofty prize, but it devastated me. i started to think i wasn't smart enough, wasn't good enough. i decided not to take advantage of certain opportunities. the more i thought about it, the more i realized, losing prepares you for success. and standing for this, the first black woman to try for this job, it is not -- i think i'm going to win, but -- [applause] ms. abrams: but my point is, leadership is about being willing to take the risk of knowing if you will get the reward. being able to work across the aisle, worked with republicans in the house. i appreciate what you said about being independent. my job is leading democrats, but
sometimes leading them to work with republicans they don't like. we may have different ways of totting there, but i have believe we fundamentally want the best for everyone. and as a business owner, when you've lost a business, you understand how important access to capital is. when you go to a bank and they tell you know, and they can't give you a good reason, you realize it may be something you can't change. i'm going to be black until i die. i'm going to be a woman until i die. it wasn't about the changing who i am, but it was about figuring out, how could i leverage that experience into a solution for others. you are absolutely right, leadership comes from taking those mistakes and failures, but also those barriers you overcome, and turning them into solutions for other people. oprah: do you think that even in these divisive times -- i was sharing with the audience, i was in my hotel room for 10 minutes and the tv was on, and the vitriol coming from the ads, the
attacks, the fear-based trying to motivate people out of fear is so bad right now. how can you bridge that? how can you make a difference? ms. abrams: i spent sunday evening at temple emanuel, mourning with a jewish family who were connected to the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. as i sat there, the rabbi, who had no reason to include me, brought me up to light one of and todles of mourning share words. part of getting beyond divisive ness and the willingness to acknowledge difference, but not let those differences change who we are. i'm not a different person. i've been the same person because you can't ask people to
trust who you are or to follow you into hard times if they don't know who they are following. part of getting past decisiveness is being authentically yourself. people may not like that. i'm fairly certain half of georgia is not going to pick me. i just need 50% plus one of them to do so. [applause] abrams but my job is going to be to serve all of them. that is why i went to forsyth county, i went to dade county, but i've also been to pockets of atlanta that don't believe anybody sees them either. decisiveness is not always based on race or gender or sexual orientation. sometimes it is thinking that haves don't care about the have-nots. the way unit people together is like showing you actually care. that is the most important thing. [applause] oprah: as i was saying, i think there's nothing that happens in your life that doesn't prepare you for whatever moment you are experiencing at any given time.
i was wondering how, as you were talking about, you didn't get the rhodes scholarship, and having student loans and student debt -- first of all, it is amazing we live in a country where you can still be paying your student loans and run for governor. [applause] oprah: i would like to know. i think this is an important question. what has debt taught you? [laughter] ms. abrams: number one, you don't have to walk away from your responsibility. debt does not mean you are a bad person. it doesn't mean you aren't responsible. it doesn't mean you are not a good person. [applause] ms. abrams part of what i've had to learn to do is to manage, not only my expectations of myself, but also the limits i was putting on myself.
there were those who told me i could not run because i had debt. there were those who told me that because i'm on a payment plan with the irs i could not run for governor. you were kind enough to call me bold. they considered it a very bold thing to do. part of it is, i know how to manage a budget. when you don't have enough and you have to do a lot, you learn how to manage a budget. [applause] : number two, i know how to meet my obligations. no one has had to sue me to get their money back. [applause] ms. abrams: but part of that is, other people have needs too, and part of your responsibility is you can't put your needs in front of anyone else, you don't get to sublimate someone else's desires to make your own. -- meet your own.
i've been privileged and i get to help my parents, my niece, my grandmother. when my siblings have called on me, we've been able to stand together, and all of us have gone into some debt to do it, but because we've gone in together, we are lifted up together. i think that's what debt teaches you. [applause] oprah: i know you speak a lot about your relationship to faith. and i was wondering, has your faith been tested during this campaign? have you said, jesus, where are you? ms. abrams: my parents are pastors. they have had to pray for me. sometimes i have to remind saylf that you do not certain things when you believe in god. when you know who you are and you know whose you are, it is hard to have someone tell a lie about you.
it is difficult to meet meanness with kindness. it is hard to remind yourself you have to think about the whole bible and not just the verses that make you happy in that moment. i do. i lean on the teachings, his. my parents taught me that faith is more than words. it is deeds. it is how you behave, and not how you behave when it is easy. it is how you behave when no one is watching. when you can do something to your opponent that would move you ahead, but you knew it would scar your spirit, that is the moment where faith is truly tested. and i have done my level best to never fail that test. [applause] oprah: we have a couple of questions from the audience. i don't know who's charge of that but hello. you are? ok. >> hi. my name's melissa, and this
question is for stacey. i wanted to know what your plans are for making sure that our schools finally have resources that they need so that our kids can get a quality education. our schools are so underfunded, and i'm very concerned about it. ms. abrams: thank you. so, in the state of georgia in 16 years, the republicans have managed to fully fund education one time and conveniently it was , an election year, this year. here's the thing. we have to change our expectations of our leaders. you do not have to raise taxes to raise expectations. what you have to do is recognize that education, when the state is responsible, it is not responsible for education with a small e. it is responsible for public education. that is our job. [applause] and i talk about it from cradle to career, investing in early childhood learning, because you should not go into debt taking
care of a two-year-old. it is about making sure that parents can afford it, but also their opportunities available. we have some counties where there is no opportunity for childcare where parents are going off to shift work leaving their child with someone they met a couple of days ago in the hope that things are ok when they get home but they know if they do not go there will not be home to come back to. it is about paying her educators a living wage, a competitive wage. [applause] ms. abrams: and i use educators because i mean our teachers, but i also mean our para professionals, our schoolbus drivers, our cafeteria workers. and then lastly, it is making sure we understand that a child could come to school hungry on monday because they last ate on friday cannot run with the best educator. so, we need to have a comprehensive approach to education, where we educate the whole child.
marietta is doing an extraordinary job of that, understanding mental health services for children who have challenges early that become consequences later, that become drug addiction because they did not get the support they needed from mental health disorders like bipolar disorder or early onset schizophrenia. it is making sure we fully fund our schools so we educate the whole child and that we make certain that everyone in our school system is treated like the humans and the people they are so that they can be lifted -- can be successful. [applause] oprah: who's in charge? we have got one. >> hello. this question is for my sister stacey. it says, one of the biggest things i worry about here is health care. and hospitals keep closing in small towns. and doctors and nurses are being moved out. a lot of women die here during childbirth. what can we do to fix this?
i'm sister robin. ms. abrams: thank you. let's understand, georgia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the nation. more women die within a year of giving childbirth in georgia than any other state. oprah: why? ms. abrams: because we do not have access to doctors. we have 79 counties that do not have an ob-gyn. we have 64 counties without a pediatrician, and we have women who give birth and the first time they see a doctor is at the hospital and that is assuming they can get there because there are nine counties without a single hospital at all. nine counties without doctors. that is not possible, without doctors. so, georgia has 159 counties. we have a state-based health care finance system which means that, until we bring in enough money to provide coverage to everyone, they will not be served. so, if you live in a rural county, if we have lost access to a hospital, you can die from a stroke because it takes you
more than an hour to get to a doctor. the republican solution has been nothing. it has been absolutely nothing. because the problem is you cannot solve a $1.7 billion problem with a $60 million solution. but if we expand medicaid in the state of georgia -- [applause] if we expand medicaid, number one, we provide access to health insurance for half a million georgians, including 25,000 veterans and their spouses, who are denied access because they are considered too wealthy for regular insurance but too poor for medicaid. it is about making sure that people, not only rural communities but we have working families, people who are working full-time jobs. they work 39 hours here and 38 hours there, and they do not qualify for benefits but they are considered too wealthy in georgia to be covered by health care.
we can create 56,000 jobs in georgia. and we can do mental health care and substance abuse treatment in the state of georgia. right now, the number one provider of mental health care and substance abuse in georgia is not our hospitals. it is our prison system. in georgia, you are more likely to be treated in prison, which means we are incarcerating you for being sick. once you are incarcerated, you cannot get a job and housing and when you get out of jail, you are not entitled to health care until we expand medicaid. for us to pay doctors and reimburse nurses and create clinics to save rural hospitals, to make sure that families are productive and healthy. instead of getting metformin to take care of high blood sugar instead of being on dialysis for 20 years, we have to expand medicaid in the state of georgia. [applause] oprah: are you already thinking about what you will prioritize
when elected, like what would be the first thing you do? ms. abrams: yes, i have. medicaid expansion is number one on my list. because -- she's running for lieutenant governor and sarah and i -- sarah, stand up. [applause] ms. abrams: sarah is from cobb county. but sarah is a business owner that has a company that has grown from 100 employees to 3500 employees. every single one has health care. every single one. she also has daycare. so, what she has been able to do while growing her company is something georgia can do while growing its state. if we expand medicaid, we stabilize rural communities, and all them get to -- you know, no
one is bringing a company where you cannot get a doctor. but you can also stabilize the economies of our communities and half a million georgians all of a sudden will not have to worry about missing work because they have a cold or come into work with that cold so everybody of has to gets sicks. after that, i would work on education. we have to get something done on transit. cobb county has something to do with transit. i'm excited because i know the first 100 days sets the tone. but what we can do to stabilize, reorient, and move the state forward, building on -- the republicans have not been all bad. governor deal and i worked together on criminal justice reform, on transportation, education, on kinship care, grandparents raising children. we can build on that legacy, but we have to know that we cannot leave anybody else behind, and georgia has left too many people behind and that is why we have got to do this immediately. [applause]
oprah: i'm going to tell you something. you know i love books. i was so fascinated when i heard you had been writing under a pseudonym. is that how you calm down, is that how you relax? is that your getaway space, writing? ms. abrams: i am not saying this because you're sitting here. i wrote it down before, so people can tell you i was telling the truth. when i was in college, i broke up with this boy and he was really mean with me. i made a list of all the things i was going to do to prove to him he made the worst mistake of his life. [applause] : i did mine on lotus 123. it was a spreadsheet. it had dates and a timetable. one was to be like you a little bit one day. but one was that i was going to be a best selling novelist. so, in law school, i was going to all my classes, i wrote my first romance novel called
"rules of engagement." they bought it, and i started writing more and more. i moved into leadership, memoir books, nonfiction recently, and in between, i wrote an essay on the operational business of the unrelated business income tax -- my father is the only person out of law school who read it. i love writing. writing makes me happy. my mom was a librarian before she became a pastor. before my mom and dad became pastors, my mom was a librarian and she would sleep in the stacks. we literally grew up around books. i love reading, i love storytelling and it is cathartic. i get to kill a lot of people. i write romantic suspense. i kill a lot of people. [laughter] whoabrams: and those survive get to fall in love.
oprah: what are you doing to sustain yourself because this is grueling? do you have a favorite tv show? ms. abrams: i watch an inordinate amount of television. oprah: you do? ms. abrams i do. people do not believe it is possible. i watch a lot of tv. so, right now i am watching "the good place." i'm watching "blackish." there's a show called " greenleaf" i love. [cheering] ms. abrams: and i watch reruns of "star trek voyager," "leverage." oprah: that surprises me that you have the time. ms. abrams: i don't sleep a lot. i watch a lot of tv. oprah: ok, what are you going to do november 7? [inaudible comment from audience] ms. abrams: hopefully, i will, yes. i'll wait until i get into office. i'm hopefully going to spend the morning on morning shows telling everyone how wonderful it was to win this election.
[applause] ms. abrams: and then i'm going to finish a book. my sisters and brothers and i, we have a book club we do together. i have to read the book because the next meeting is in november. i have got to get that done. then i'm going to watch -- and take a nap. oprah: do you have a favorite book? ms. abrams: i have three. the intuition is by colton whitehead. he loves language. i really love -- oprah: i loved his underground railroad the most. ms. abrams: i love the book "the chronicle." he's a japanese writer, who writes fantastical stories. my favorite romance novel is "solutions" by nora roberts. oprah: what is the last meal you cooked? ms. abrams: i made myself
risotto with peppers and sausage. and chicken romano. chicken breast with parmesan and romano cheese. [applause] abrams: i like to cook. oprah: well, ok, then. ok, then. ms. abrams: can i say something? can i ask you a question? oprah: please. [cheers] oprah: i'm ready. ms. abrams: this one is free. so, you talked about why you vote and why you are here. can you talk about the moment where you were most afraid and how that transformed how you think about the future? [laughter] oprah: easier to answer about a tv show but ok. the moment i was most afraid was when i had ended the oprah show
after 25 years. i made that decision myself. and was stepping into building a network, and i had every media outlet in the world saying i should have kept my day job. and i, you know, it is hard not to hear all the negative stuff and not let yourself be impacted by it. i had a come to jesus meeting with myself outside under my oaks. you know that thing where you literally pray, i surrender, i surrender all. and give it to jesus. and i said, help, please help me see whatever it is i am supposed to be seeing. i changed the paradigm of what people were telling me was a struggle and turned it into an opportunity. that is what i was able to do. [applause]
ms. abrams: we know that everybody in this audience -- who has already pre-voted? [cheers] oprah: i bow to you. so, now everybody in here is going to vote or has pre-voted. what can we do to support you in the next four days? what can we do? ms. abrams: volunteer and volunteer hard. [applause] ms. abrams: so, you all are here because you are paying attention but you all know someone, five people who do not believe this election matters. it's not because they are apathetic, i hate when people say that. it is not apathy. it is often they don't know because no one has bothered to tell them how -- that is. if you care about education, you need to tell the women that you know or a man that you know that their special needs child would get a better education under governor abrams who believes in investing in special needs
education. but i need everyone of you to find five people every single day between now and election day and get them to vote. i need you to call people you don't like, call people you are mad at, call people you broke up with. number one, i need you to volunteer by calling. i need you to knock doors. we have to knock doors. oprah winfrey knocked doors today. [cheers] ms. abrams: so, -- oprah: you should have seen me. i had my little clipboard, honey. i was knocking on some doors. ms. abrams: so, if you will text the word blue g.a. to -- it is 97779. so, 9, three sevens and a nine. text blue g.a. to 97779, we will tell you about all the volunteer opportunities. this is going to be a razor
close election. and we do not want a runoff. that means i need you all to get five people every single day. if you want to do 10 a day, go for that, but we have got to turn out in this election. we will win this. if you don't believe this, believe my opponent. he said, if every eligible voter in the state of georgia votes, he will not win. i will win. [applause] oprah: thank you. thank you, stacey abrams! [cheers] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] oprah: thanks, everybody. ♪ >> which party will control the house and senate? watch live election coverage
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>> tonight at eight eastern, on c-span. >> next, a debate in the new hampshire governor's race. incumbent governor chris sununu is seeking a second term. he and his democratic challenger molly kelly talked about several issues in this hour-long debate. >> this is the wmur commitment 2018 special in partnership with saint anselm college and the new hampshire union leader. the granite state degrees. -- state abates. >> he is the incumbent governor with a well-known new hampshire name. now, chris sununu is battling for a second two-year term in the state's top office. gov. sununu: when you has something good, you should stick with what works. >> he lives in new field, is married and has three children. he graduated from m.i.t. in engineering and work cleaning up hazardous waste sites becoming best before becoming the ceo of a resort.