Frustrated supporters of President Donald Trump in Georgia have challenged Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel as to why they should vote in the upcoming Senate election if “fake” elections have “already been decided.”
The stalling of McDaniel’s Saturday campaign in Marietta, Georgia, seemed to have stalled when Trump supporters, who accepted the president’s conspiratorial accusations of “voter fraud,” asked why their vote mattered. The scene doesn’t bode well for Republicans as they want to be tied to the thin majority in the U.S. Senate that dominates the two January 5 election. Georgia GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both in office, face tough challenges with Democratic nominees Raphael Warnock and Democratic Jon Ossoff.
One incomprehensible Trump fan at the event asked how Republicans had formed in such “crazy numbers,” but Joe Biden somehow still defeated the president. He claimed that “machines change votes” is an unfounded accusation lifted directly from Trump.
McDaniel was forced to defend the U.S. electoral system, despite Trump’s unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud. The GOP president has found himself pushing back the Republican president’s message and calling on state GOP voters to “later” worry about election fraud, or at least maintain their concerns until after all important U.S. Senate proceedings.
“Why should we vote in this election when we know it’s already decided?” one of the demoralized Marietta voters asked.
“It’s not decided. That’s the key – it’s not decided,” McDaniel told the exterminating crowd of Republican Trump fans. The president lost the state by more than 12,000 votes in the November 3 election against Biden. “So if you lose your faith and don’t vote and people leave – it decides,” he warned those present.
McDaniel has hit the issue with a number of issues directly related to Trump’s ongoing allegations of voter fraud, which he has extended to several other states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, where he lost tens or even hundreds of thousands of votes. Trump supporters present at the event seemed apathetic about the upcoming vote, saying “money and work when.” [the election] already decided “seems pointless.
Trump warned Americans that “a lot of things” would change in the outcome of the presidential election, despite the state’s rejection of the campaign’s legal challenges. McDaniel will appear in Marietta on Saturday in the same Cobb county, where the local president of the GOP said Thursday he had not even signed attorney Sidney Powell’s misspelling lawsuit challenging the election results.
Nevertheless, Trump has opposed several Georgian state legislators, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, whom he called the “enemy of the people.” This term was often used in the Soviet Union of Joseph Stalin.
– Kemp is a cheater! shouted one of Trump’s supporters for McDaniel Saturday, referring to the state’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, who is also a very public supporter of the president.
Biden has a significant electoral gap and will move to the White House on January 20th. McDaniel’s visit to Georgia comes in support of Republican senators Loeffler and Perdue when Trump himself announced his upcoming state visit from the run-down races. The president said Thursday he will visit the state next week to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler.
Longtime Republican strategist Karl Rove remarked on Fox News on Saturday that if Democrats take seats, they “don’t have to change the rules” in order to undo Trump’s 2017 tax cuts that the GOP majority enacted. Instead, they can use the Budget Control Act of 1974 and a step labeled “Budget Conciliation” to achieve this with a simple majority of 50 Senate votes and Vice President Kamala Harris.
McDaniel pointed out to campaign participants that Perdue led Ossoff by more than 88,000 votes and urged GOP voters to ensure they get out and vote in such close competition. Under the laws of the state of Georgia, a two-person process is held if no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, which happened in the November 3 contests.
Newsweek he contacted the RNC and the Trump campaign on Saturday afternoon for further comments.