Celebrities throw weight behind Stacey Abrams in Georgia race

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The law is the subject of a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups now working its way through federal courts.

Kemp's spokeswoman, Candice L. Broce, called the ruling "a minor change to the current system".

The Georgia Department of Economic Development said there were 320 films and TV shows shot in the state previous year, generating an economic impact of $9.5 billion, including $2.7 billion in direct spending.

At a campaign rally for her Republican opponent Brian Kemp, Pence said, "I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood".

Civil rights groups sued Kemp in October over 50,000 voting registration applications placed on hold due to Georgia's "exact-match" law, requiring that personal information on voter applications match what is on state databases. "I'm here today because of Stacey Abrams". "Our goal in filing this lawsuit was to ensure that no eligible voter was unfairly denied the right to vote because of this discriminatory voter suppression effort".

Pence stumping for Kemp, a Republican who was recently criticized for posing for a picture with an anti-Muslim extremist, comes as the race to become Georgia's next governor appears to be very close.

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Arsenal overcame the disappointment of Sunday's draw with Crystal Palace by making it 12 wins in their last 13 matches . When asked by Sky Sports about his return to football, Wenger said: "Certainly at the beginning of 2019".

Ruffalo shared a phone number for voters who have trouble at the polls.

Kemp's involvement in election procedures while a candidate has also drawn criticism. Kemp and Abrams are neck-and-neck, with the latest polls showing they are at a statistical tie ahead of the election Tuesday.

The ACLU announced on Friday that another court had sided against Kemp in a different voting rights case.

With early and absentee voting underway ahead of the November 6 election, Democrats and voting rights groups in Georgia are staging massive voter protection operations, including poll monitors and voter assistance hotlines, to ensure people can access the ballot.

Kemp's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

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