FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race

November 03, 2018 - 3:15 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate."

These are the various scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

A robocall apparently from a white supremacist group is injecting racism directly into the race, which has already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression.

Abrams would be the first black female governor in U.S. history.

Kemp is Georgia's secretary of state and vehemently denies charges that he's used his office to make it harder for minorities to vote.

Both Kemp and Abrams have denounced the robocall. Kemp called it "vile."