Abrams sidestepped the issue in brief public remarks as she greeted voters at an Atlanta shopping complex along with her local congressman, the civil rights veteran John Lewis.
"I'm encouraged to see so many young voters showing up at the polls, and I'm also encouraged to see that we have a growing pool of independent voters who I think will break for democrats during this election", she said. "To try to tie the candidacy of the Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to the scourge of racism and even lynchings?" If elected, Abrams would become the first African-American woman governor of a state.
Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are locked in a tight race that offers a stark choice in a state accustomed to business-minded, centrist governors.
She shared, "Georgia you've been on my mind and here's why".
The Abrams campaign called the ads "poisonous", but said they weren't buying Kemp's response.
Vice President Mike Pence has campaigned for Kemp at rallies in Augusta and Dalton, while President Trump is expected to support the candidate in Macon on Sunday.
The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely watched campaigns in the nation and is attracting top surrogates from both parties in the final days before the election.
Speculation that Winfrey may pursue a White House run against President Donald Trump has been swirling since January, when she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globes.
Democrat Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th Congressional District speaks during a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Kemp and Abrams, a former state representative, have battled over voting rights and access for years in the Deep South state.