"I was looking beyond my own tragedy," Lucy McBath said.
Winning in a district with affluent white voters as the majority, Lucy McBath was advised initially during her campaign not to talk about the details of her 17-year-old son's murder.
Instead, she not only mentioned Jordan Davis' story, she also called attention to the reality of other Black teens like him, including Trayvon Martin.
McBath, a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel who had been elected to represent Georgia's 6th Congressional District just last year.
85,000 votes were suppressed by Brian Kemp; Abrams is holding out to make sure no one gets shut out of being counted.
In an election where corruption coated democracy, racism threatened freedom, and where Oprah Winfrey felt the need to take her billion-dollar self to the doors of voters, Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is making sure that every single voter's voice is heard.
These threats of violence follow numerous attacks on Abrams and her campaign.
The midterm elections have been rifled with racist rhetoric against Black gubernatorial candidates like Florida's Andrew Gillum and Georgia's Stacey Abrams. But the rhetoric hit a head with the pledge of violence if Abrams wins the election in Georgia.
Just days before Georgia voters decide the next governor, the Republican candidate accuses Democrats of an alleged hack on voter registration, but he has no evidence.
Brian Kemp is blaming Democrats for a failed attempt to hack Georgia voter registration. And Democratic Party officials are calling Kemp's claims yet another underhanded attempt to win the gubernatorial election on Tuesday.
"These automated calls are being sent into homes just days before President Trump arrives," said Abigail Collazo, Stacey Abrams' spokeswoman.
"I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain," Oprah Winfrey said, at a rally for Stacey Abrams.
Oprah Winfrey will participate in two town hall-style events.
Black women "motivate and galvanize the communities that they touch," said Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
With the midterm elections two weeks away, it's clear that a historically overlooked voting block — Black women — who are more politically engaged than any other demographic — will make all the difference for Democratic candidates.
"We knew it was an intimidation tactic," said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, which organized the bus trip.
About 53,000 registrations put on a "pending" list as Georgia Secretary of State Kemp abuses his official position in his race against Stacey Abrams, which is too close to call.
Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee in Georgia's gubernatorial race, also happens to be the Secretary of State, and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, is calling for him to resign for abusing his power to prevent Blacks from voting.
Citizens "continue to suffer significant, and profoundly unequal, limitations on their ability to vote," said Catherine E. Lhamon, chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights warns that voting rights for minorities around the country are in danger. The federal government isn't doing anything to counteract it, especially since Republicans have most to lose in key midterm elections.
A report, released on Wednesday, cited strict voter ID laws; closing polling places; cutting early voting; and voting roll purges and challenges to eligibility are all impacting minority-voting rights.
The decision "is a triumph, not just for the people of Randolph County, but for every Georgian," said Stacey Abrams, Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia.
A Georgia elections board on Friday blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a largely Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country's first Black woman governor.