Pence Cancels Visit to Georgia, Alabama

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Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled a planned visit to Georgia and Alabama.

It was the second time Pence had to postpone a visit as a hurricane pounded the region.

Pence on Thursday had been scheduled to headline a GOP fundraiser in support of Republican Brian Kemp's bid for Georgia governor. Pence had been scheduled to come to Georgia last month but the event was cancelled because of Hurricane Florence.

Pence headlined a rally for Kemp in July ahead of the Republican primary runoff. Kemp faces Democrat Stacey Abrams in next month's general election

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black predicts long-lasting damage to the state's farms. He says pecan crops are badly affected and entire fields of cotton are completely wiped out.

Though Georgia did avoid the brunt of the storm, the state’s farmers could still suffer substantial damage.

UGA Professor Jeffrey Dorfman says in addition to cotton and pecans, other Georgia crops could suffer similar harm.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) announced today that they are closely monitoring possible voter suppression in Georgia.

The announcements come soon after an Associated Press report which showed that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has canceled 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012. The NAACP and ACLU say that 53,000 voter registration applications still have not been approved by Kemp’s office.

Democrats and Republicans Host Candidates in Athens

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Two days after Donald Trump Jr and other nationally-known conservatives stopped in Athens as part of a Campus Clash tour, the Stacey Abrams campaign is planning a Meet and Greet with Young Voters in Athens.

According to a campaign release, the Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee plans to discuss the importance of voting for Democrats across the state. Abrams is expected to be joined by Athens Mayor-Elect Kelly Girtz, local college students and community members.

The meet and greet is Thursday at 6 pm, at Hendershot’s.

Georgia Damage Assessment and Clean Up Efforts

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is urging people in the Hurricane Michael disaster area to "be patient." He says emergency crews need to do their work to clear debris from roadways and restore power to hundreds of thousands of residents.

Deal says the primary mission at this point is to clear roadways so that officials can assess the damage.