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Stacey Abrams, Producers Talk New Amazon Documentary, Voter Suppression And The Pending Election

The Amazon documentary that uses Georgia as a backdrop takes a deep dive into ways producers say voter suppression continues today. Stacey Abrams is a key player in "All In: The Fight For Democracy."
The Amazon documentary that uses Georgia as a backdrop takes a deep dive into ways producers say voter suppression continues today. Stacey Abrams is a key player in "All In: The Fight For Democracy."
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Nearly two years ago, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams was told she couldn’t cast a ballot because, according to her polling place, she had already voted in the November 2018 election.

The Amazon documentary that uses Georgia as a backdrop — specifically, Abrams’ 2018 race for governor against Republican and then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp — takes a deep dive into ways producers say voter suppression continues today.

“All In: The Fight For Democracy” premiered this month across several Georgia theaters, including Atlanta’s Starlight Drive-in. The film is out via Amazon Prime on Sept. 18.

The film also highlights the Georgia voter purges that happened before Abrams ran against Kemp.

According to a WABE and APM Reports investigation, in July 2017 Kemp’s office removed more than a half-million Georgians from the state’s voter rolls because they had been flagged for various reasons. That included a history of voter inactivity.

WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress connected with All In’s co-directors, Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus, and Stacey Abrams herself, for a conversation on making the documentary during the buildup to this November’s presidential election.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report. 

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