Under the control of the Senate, President Donald Trump is asking his supporters to make their voices heard in the Georgian election despite their anger over the presidential election.
Trump has not yet allowed the election of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is moving forward with plans to take office on January 20th. While Trump continues to hope the results will be tipped in his favor, the president has targeted Georgia. elections and plans to support Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler on Saturday, December 5th.
He posted on Twitter on Friday morning that he will be in Georgia on Saturday, and despite the 2020 election being a “complete scam,” he urged people to “get out and help” Perdue and Loeffler.
“Two GREAT people,” Trump posted on Twitter. “Otherwise we’re playing into the hands of very sick people.”
Purdue received 49.7 percent of the vote in the November election, 1.8 points more than his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. However, with the Republican having less than a 50 percent threshold to declare a winner, this forced Purdue and Ossoff to face the January 5 election again.
Loeffler, who was nominated by Governor Brian Kemp to replace Senator Johnny Isakson when he retired, fared worse than his Republican counterpart in the November election. According to the Associated Press, it received only 25.9 percent of the vote and 32.9 percent of its Democratic challenger. Since none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote in this Senate competition, this election also took place.
This time, however, only the competition between the two best candidates – Loeffler and Warnock – will be the case, which can promise a good one for the Republican in office. In the November election, a second Republican, Doug Collins, received potentially election-modifying support when he won 20 percent of the vote. Without the ballot, Loeffler could experience a jump in votes, putting him in an advantage over Warnock.
If Perdue or Loeffler manages to hold his seat with either offer, Republicans will retain control of the Senate when the new Congress takes power in January. However, if Democrats are able to remove both GOP senators from office, it will result in a 50-50 split in the Senate, giving virtually control to Democrats, as it will be up to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to cast the tie.
However, the potential work against Georgian GOP incumbents is a boycott of the elections. Last week, “#WriteInTrump” caught Twitter’s attention when people urged voters to write to President Trump when they vote in the run-down election.
Lin Wood, a Georgian lawyer who has filed a lawsuit to overthrow the state’s results, told his followers on Twitter that they should threaten to withhold their votes and money if Perdue and Loeffler did not “demand that action be taken in the GA 11/3 election.” He later added. that voters must tell GOP senators if they “ever want to vote for you in a contest in the future,” they must publicly demand a recount to determine the validity of the votes.
The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., posted on Twitter that he “sees a lot of conversation from people who are supposed to be on our side,” and told voters not to vote for Loeffler and Perdue. He called it “nonsense,” and told voters to “ignore these people,” because “we need all of our people to come out and vote for Kelly and David.”
Trump lost the state of Georgia by a slim 12,670 votes, which he won in 2016, the Associated Press writes. But the president plans to return to the peach state on Dec. 5 for a “massive” demonstration. He told reporters on Thursday that his team was looking for the “right place” and would love “one of the big stadiums,” but acknowledged that this was not feasible because of the pandemic.
Both Loeffler and Perdue posted on Twitter that they can’t wait for Trump to come back to Georgia. As soon as the president visits the state, officials will be right in the middle of a recount, which was carried out at the request of Trump’s re-election team. Turning the tune in Trump’s favor will not be enough to cross the 270-election threshold required for victory, but it is possible that his presence in the state could help Loeffler and Perdue win.
We have updated this article to clarify that the President will be visiting Georgia on Saturday, December 5th. Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere clarified the reporters.