Racist Robocall Targets Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey in Georgia

November 6, 2018 AT 10:15 AM

By William Cummings

The heated and hotly contested campaign that could see the first African-American elected governor of Georgia has been targeted by a white supremacist group, which sent recorded racist messages out to voters in the state.

The robocall, audio of which was posted on social media, features a man attempting to impersonate former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who campaigned for Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia last week. The voice refers to Winfrey as "the magical negro" whom the "Jews who own the American media" used to "trick dumb white women" into doing what they wanted.

Amid more racist insults, the recording says Abrams – who, if she wins on Tuesday, would also become the first African-American woman elected governor in U.S. history –has a similar ability and "is someone white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones."

The robocall ends with a message saying the ad was paid for by TheRoadToPower.com. That url redirects to a BitChute.com page featuring video podcasts from The Road to Power, which the Anti-Defamation League calls "a white supremacist and anti-Semitic broadcasting outlet based in Sandpoint, Idaho."

The group is run by Scott Rhodes, a neo-Nazi featured in the videos who is believed to be behind racist robocalls made earlier this year about the death of Mollie Tibbetts. Tibbetts, 20, was an Iowa woman whom authorities say was murdered by an undocumented immigrant. The calls denounced comments from Tibbetts' family members who said her death should not be used to justify hate against Latinos, the Des Moines Register reported.

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