As Trump attacks Georgian Republicans, party worries Senate races


Like Mr Kemp, Mr Raffensperger is in a precarious position; even if it refuses to take steps to override the will of Georgian voters, it is also seeking to convince Republicans to be aggressive in frustrating allegations of liberal fraud.

“Some people take advantage of the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic statements,” he said at a news conference Monday morning. – Half-truths, misinformation, and frankly, they are also misleading the President, apparently.

He also announced that his office will begin investigations into four non-voting groups, including the New Georgia Project, founded by Stacey Abrams, Mr. Kemp’s 2018 rival in the governor’s race and Georgia’s actual leader. Democrats. Mr Raffensperger said the groups were “working to register people in other states to vote here in Georgia”.

Newt Gingrich, a former Georgian house president and Trump supporter, said dissatisfaction with Mr Kemp and Raffensperger was so prevalent among Republican activists that he expected primary challenges for both men in two years.

“Very close friends wrote to me and said,‘ I have a Republican governor and a foreign ministry, and both are useless, so why do I stay in it? “- said Mr. Gingrich.” But I think they will take quite active measures to get people to report on the long-term historical significance of these two places. “

Some Republicans are seeking to persuade Trump’s supporters to participate in this system, which the president despises. Deputies, including Vice President Mike Pence, have already campaigned in Georgia. Other Trump allies form a super PAC that broadcasts ads featuring a popular figure in right-wing circles, Donald Trump Jr., and calls on their supporters to vote in the run-up to the election.

So far, the president himself has spent little time focusing on Senate competitions, instead much more trying to recalculate his own loss. But advisers stressed to him that the Republican Senate was important, and since Mr. Pence had also traveled to Georgia on Saturday, Mr. Trump also agreed to go.