Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue of Georgia celebrated President Donald Trump’s plans to gather in the state over the weekend when another presidential recount began and the Senate election approached.
During a White House press conference on Thanksgiving, the commander-in-chief revealed plans to hold an event in Georgia and told reporters that his team was looking for a big venue in the state.
“I’m going on Saturday night, I’m going to be in Georgia, we’re going to have a huge crowd,” Trump said. “They’re looking for the right place. We want to go to one of the big stadiums, but it can’t be because of COVID.”
He then said his team is investigating outdoor locations such as airport hangars, which were at the height of the campaign called Trump and the presidential campaign and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to the announcement, Senator Loeffler tweeted, “I am delighted to welcome Donald Trump next Saturday in Georgia, where [David Perdue] & me! It will ALWAYS be our back – and it’s a great honor to have ours! “
“I can’t wait for Donald Trump to come back to Georgia!” Perdue added, sharing the clip of the president’s announcement.
Newsweek contacted the Trump campaign for further details on the demonstration. This article is updated with all the answers.
Following a formal request from Trump’s re-election team last Saturday, two days after the official election recount began in Georgia on Wednesday, the president announced plans for a state rally.
Adding up the initial results, Biden beat Trump by 0.25 percentage points razor-thin. The laws of the state of Georgia stipulate that a candidate may initiate a recount on the ballot as it falls below a difference of less than 0.5 percentage points.
If the state resigns to President Trump after a recount, the overall outcome of the election will not be affected, as President-elect Joe Biden will continue to win a majority of the Electoral College votes.
While Georgia’s recount coincides, Trump’s meeting could also be a timely intervention ahead of the state’s Senate remote election, scheduled for January 5 next year. If only one of the incumbents in the GOP holds his seat, Republicans retain a general majority in the upper chamber.
But if their democratic rivals Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win the fateful races, the Senate will be split 50-50, meaning Vice President Kamala Harris will have a tie vote, giving the Democrats an effective majority in the Chamber.