Oprah Winfrey – Why I’m an Independent Voter

Oprah Winfrey – Why I’m an Independent Voter

Oprah Winfrey spoke at a campaign event on November 1, 2018, in support of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia. She began her remarks by explaining to the audience, why she was an independent voter.

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“This is what I came to tell you,” said Winfrey after joking she had been sitting in at home in California with “Georgia on my mind” when she decided to reach out to Abrams.  “I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do….I’ve earned the right to think for myself and to vote for myself and that’s why I’m am a registered independent. Because I don’t want any party and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decisions I get to make for myself….the reason I’m a registered independent is I believe everybody should have the right to vote their values and to vote your conscious regardless of the party.”

Winfrey sat down with Abrams and spoke with her about her motivation for running.

Full remarks and interview with Abrams here.