Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams are meeting in one of the signature contests of the 2018 midterm elections, with potential outcomes ranging from the election of America's first black female governor to another four weeks of bitter, race-laden campaigning.
Though the release offered few details, the hacking allegation reportedly hinges on an email sent by an election security whistleblower to a volunteer for the state Democratic Party's voter protection hotline, warning that Georgia's election websites have major security vulnerabilities.
The survey -published by the Trafalgar Group- has GOP candidate Brian Kemp garnering 54% of the vote compared with Stacey Abrams 40%.
Winfrey campaigned with Abrams last week and canvassed for the candidate.
Stacey Abrams: "Once again, for the third time, he has put our voters at risk, and he has refused to take responsibility".
"As you all know, many times the states are the laboratories of democracy". The group of twenty voters-ten Abrams supporters and ten Kemp supporters-said that an ad featuring Abrams hosting a large family dinner at her house conveyed a sense of humanity and tradition.
"We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page", Kemp's office said.
"While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes", said Candice Broce, the office's press secretary.
In the closing days, Kemp basked in President Donald Trump's glow, after a Sunday rally that drew thousands of boisterous Republicans to central Georgia to see Trump deplane from Air Force One.
Kemp's office has held up some 53,000 voter applications, the vast majority of them belonging to African Americans and other voters of colour, according to a recent AP report.
Suppressing the vote of the dead is probably a good idea if you want a free and fair election. 11th hour, cynical ploys come as no surprise from Brian Kemp, a man who raided the offices of organizations who register people to vote and had a woman arrested for helping her blind father cast his ballot.