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Usher, Tyra Banks among celebs stumping for Hillary Clinton this weekend

Hillary Clinton's campaign is turning to business and entertainment leaders this weekend to try and convince Republican women to give her another look and to rally voters to the polls.

Meg Whitman, president of Hewlett Packard and a former Republican candidate for governor of California, on Friday will host a Republican Women for Hillary event at a private home in the Atlanta suburbs.

On Saturday, super model and television star Tyra Banks will attend homecoming at Morehouse College in the early afternoon. Banks will talk to students and other voters about casting a ballot for Clinton.

Also Saturday, musician and actor Usher Raymond IV, better known simply as Usher, will cast his ballot at 11 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join him there.

Usher's event is part of the "Vote with Me" series Clinton's campaign is conducting to raise awareness that polls are open in all 159 Georgia counties on Saturday.

While Clinton's campaign is sending higher-powered surrogates to other states, the weekend of events here are intended to show that the Democrat has not abandoned Georgia, where polls show the race too-close-to-call.

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