President Donald Trump is going to Georgia this weekend to meet Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, but the husband of George Conway, former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, doesn’t think the president’s heart is in the race.
They are on the lookout for Georgia as candidates are campaigning fiercely ahead of the January 5 election, as Senate scrutiny is underway. If Democrats are able to disqualify Loeffler and Perdue from office, there will be a 50-50 split in the Senate and elected Vice President Kamala Harris will cast the tie. If any Republican candidate is able to retain his seat, Republicans will retain control, albeit with a thinner difference than at present.
Given that Georgia’s electoral election determines whether Democrats have control over both the legislature and the executive, both sides pour significant resources into the competition. Trump suggested that voters support Loeffler and Perdue, calling them “great” people, but Conway told the Daily Beast podcast: The new is abnormal, on Tuesday that Trump is “not really interested” in GOP senators.
“He doesn’t care about them, he only cares about himself,” Conway said. “It’s better for him and better for his ego to lose.”
Trump has not yet accepted the presidential election and is urging Georgian Governor Brian Kemp to take action against the alleged fraud that allegedly led to the election. According to Conway, the problem for Trump is that Republicans voting on the ballot performed better in his election than he did, and Republicans in the House won nine seats, even though they lost one in the Senate.
According to Conway, this supports Trump’s allegations of fraud, and if there was no fraud, it means that “significant” Republicans “could not gut it.”
None of the candidates in Georgia’s two Senate races achieved the required 50 percent voting threshold in the November election, forcing both races into running elections. Perdue outperformed Loeffler in the race, winning a 1.8-point lead over Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff. However, Loeffler, who received 25.9 percent of the vote, was also in competition with a second Republican MP, Doug Collins, who won 20 percent of the vote. This time, he owes himself and Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democratic challenger who received 32.9 percent of the vote.
In addition to placing his weight behind Loeffler and Perdue, Trump’s influence in the Georgian election believes he is considering voting for the GOP senators instead. The “WriteInTrump” hashtag spread on Twitter, and some urged people to hold back their votes if Perdue and Loeffler did not urge an investigation into the election. But the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., pushed back a possible boycott and called it “nonsense” not to vote for GOP senators.
“We need ALL of our people to come out to vote for Kelly and David,” Trump Jr. posted on Twitter.
Trump is expected to visit Georgia on Saturday to gather Loeffler and Perdue voters. Conway predicted that Trump’s speech would focus more on “grievances” in the election and “very little” on the two senators.
“It’s going to be media rage and rage about Democrats,” Conway said. “At the end of the day, he’s going to say outrageous things about voter fraud … and it’s not going to help these two Republican Senate candidates. They can win anyway, I don’t know, but Trump won’t help.”