The second and final debate in the hotly contested Georgia governor's race is on ice.
For now, at least, Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams will not meet again as planned on Sunday night, less than 48 hours out from Election Day.
The reason: President Donald Trump.
Trump is going to Georgia to stump for Kemp, the GOP secretary of state, on Sunday — and planned the event (4 p.m. ET in Macon) for just about the same time as the debate had been scheduled (5 p.m. ET in Atlanta).
For the Kemp campaign, there really wasn't much of a choice: they're rallying with Trump, about 90 miles away, and asking host station WSB, the Abrams campaign and libertarian candidate Ted Metz to shift accommodate them.
When Abrams and Metz said no, Kemp spokesman Ryan Mahoney tried to blame the Democrat.
"We offered multiple days, times, and venues to debate. Unfortunately, Stacey Abrams cancelled the WSB-TV debate. Abrams is ducking Georgia voters because she can't defend her extreme, radical agenda on live television," he tweeted on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Abrams campaign said Kemp's decision to appear with Trump — rather than at the debate — was "robbing (Georgia voters) of their last chance to hear from both gubernatorial candidates ahead of Election Day."
"It is both unacceptable and unsurprising that Brian Kemp is yet again blaming his failures on someone else and not keeping his promises," Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo said. "This has been a pattern of behavior for him for as long as voters have known him."
WSB, though, is still holding out hope: anchor Craig Lucie tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that "our debate with the GA Governor candidates is now up in the air."
The station is still searching for an agreeable alternative.