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Certainly, Oprah's star power has helped draw the eyes of the nation to the race between Abrams and Trump-endorsed Republican nominee Brian Kemp, who now serves as Georgia's secretary of state.

"I'm not here because I'm making some grandstand, because I'm thinking of running myself", she said. Spokeswoman Katie Byrd said state attorneys were reviewing the order.

Voting rights groups had sued over Georgia's practice of rejecting absentee ballots and applications because of a mismatched signature is unconstitutional.

More than 1.5 million Georgians already have cast ballots. Following this policy, if the information does not exactly match, which often happens due to inconsistencies like misspelled names or missing hyphens - an application is held for additional screening and the applicant is notified and given a period to correct their information.

In all, there are almost 47,000 pending voter registrations in Georgia because of the state's "exact match" law that flags people until they prove citizenship, names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers. She noted voters flagged for issues other than citizenship can be cleared by any poll worker after showing a photo ID. "... The election scheme here places a severe burden on these individuals".

The preliminary injunction she issued required the state to change its procedures immediately to allow those flagged, some 3,100 individuals, to prove their citizenship more easily, with a US passport or similar documentation and only to a poll manager.

Abrams' Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, strongly denounced the automated call, calling it "absolutely disgusting" in a statement Friday.

Oprah Winfrey - one of the most prominent celebrities in the United States - is a big supporter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Georgia. He chided Republicans, including Kemp, for opposing the Affordable Care Act and only recently turning to ads that tell voters GOP candidates will protect insurance access for Americans with once-disqualifying health conditions.

Kemp's office has been allowing voters flagged over citizenship issues to cast ballots after showing proof of citizenship, such as a US passport, at the polls.

Kemp was also ordered to issue a news release explaining how potential voters who are flagged could still vote by proving their citizenship, as well as a phone number for them to call with questions. And in many cases, county poll workers can help solve problems on the spot, Kemp's office said. She made a decision to also allow poll managers to participate in the verification process.

Civil rights groups celebrated the ruling on naturalized citizens as a major victory.

She's so passionate about her candidacy that she's chose to go door to door to canvassing for Abrams.

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