Trump heads for Georgia, but fraud allegations could hurt Senate Republicans in US election 2020

Donald Trump will return to the campaign trail on Saturday – at least not in his quixotic and condemned attempt to deny the defeat of Joe Biden, but in support of two Republicans facing the January run that will decide to rule the U.S. Senate. .

The president and first lady, Melania Trump, will appear at Valdosta, Georgia at 7 p.m., local time.

– We’ll meet tomorrow evening! Trump tweeted on Friday when Vice President Mike Pence stumbled in the southern state.

But the president couldn’t help but link the Senate race to baseless allegations of electoral fraud in Biden’s lost key states.

“The best way to insure [sic] a… victory, ”he said wrote, “It allows you to verify your signature in the presidential race, which will ensure [sic] a Georgian presidential victory (very few votes required, many to be found).

“The ghosts will soar and everyone will run out and vote!”

On the contrary, many observers assume that Trump’s relentless baseless claims that the election will be conducted could suppress the participation of Georgian supporters, a fundamental advantage to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

If Ossoff and Warnock win, the Senate will be split 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting to give Democrats control. Voting is tight in both races.

Trump’s resurgence is encouraged by congressional Republicans. On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that only 25 of 247 Republican MPs and senators recognized Biden’s victory.

Biden won the election college 306-232, the same result Trump said was a landslide when he turned to Hillary Clinton in his favor. The Democrat is ahead of the national referendum with more than 7 million votes, attracting more than 81 million U.S. support, most of them presidential candidates.

Democrats performed less well in the Senate, House and State elections, while the Georgian developments were vital to the balance of power in Washington as leaders sought agreement on the Covid-19 epidemic and the accompanying extraordinary incentives and public health measures. economic downturn.

Earlier this week, two lawyers, both involved in the legal challenges of Biden’s victory and trading in conspiracy theories abroad, Lin Wood and Sidney Powell told Trump supporters not to vote in Georgia unless Republican leaders act more aggressively to win the presidential result. .

“On January 5, we will not vote for another machine made in China,” – Wood said said Wednesday. – You won’t fool the Georgians again. If Kelly Loeffler wants your vote, if David Perdue wants your vote, they have to find it. They must publicly, repeatedly and consistently demand, “Brian Kemp: convene a special session of the Georgian legislature”.

“And if they don’t, if Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue don’t, they didn’t get your vote. Don’t give it to them. Why go back and vote in another spoiled election?

After Friday’s defeat, Trump won an election lawsuit and lost 46. But he continues the attack, beating Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in Georgia to oversee a race in which the state became a Democrat for the first time since 1992.

Former Georgian Republican lawmaker Matt Now, now an analyst and pollster, said Reuters Trump could help the state, “if you talk most of the time about the two candidates, how amazing they’ve achieved.

“If you talk about them for 10 minutes and spend the rest of the time telling everyone how awful Brian Kemp is, it only makes things worse.”

Gabriel Sterling, the Republican manager of Georgia’s voting systems, blamed the president and his allies this week for violent threats against election workers and officials. He said on Friday: “I think the current rhetoric will literally suppress the vote.”

At the demonstration in Savannah, the vice president was greeted with “stop the theft” chants.

“I know we all have doubts about the last election,” Pence said. “And I really hear some people say,‘ Just don’t vote. ’America’s comrades, if you don’t vote, they’ll win.

Kemp and Loeffler missed campaign events on Friday after the senator’s young helper died in a car accident.

Former President Barack Obama held a virtual event in support of Warnock and Ossoff. From Wilmington, Delaware, where he will continue preparations for the takeover on Jan. 20, Biden said he will travel to Georgia sometime and campaign with Democratic candidates.