Utah GOP talks about fundraising in Georgian Senate race to fight democracy

SALT CITY – Alleging Democrats to commit fraud in the U.S. Senate final in Georgia, MP Chris Stewart is making efforts among the Utah congressional delegation to raise money for the two Republican candidates.

In a Twitter video, Stewart, R-Utah, claims the country has been attacked and the Georgian Senate races are the last line of defense. Democrats, he says, want to “desperately” get the two seats, and if they do, they have “absolute” power.

– That’s why they cheat. People are encouraged to move to Georgia. They train them on how to register and vote. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured into this competition. We have to do the same, ”he said.

The Stewart campaign aims to hold a virtual fundraiser in December with other GOP members of the state delegation for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Republican senators in Georgia and the National Senatorial Commission.

Georgia’s two Senate seats expired after the November 3 election because no candidate won 50% of the vote to secure the seat. The Republican sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are now facing Rev. Raphael Warnock and Democrats Jon Ossoff in a January 5 election.

The stakes are Senate control. The GOP currently holds 50 seats in 48th place as Democrats. If Democrats win both Georgian seats, there will be a tie vote for Kamala Harris in the event of a tie.

Georgia is one of the states in which Democrat Joe Biden has been able to turn in the 2020 elections, although President Donald Trump has urged that the challenges to election results in several states be reported there.

In the days when it was announced that the Senate competitions in Georgia would run for election, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman seemingly encouraged people to go over to Georgia to vote for Democrats.

“I hope everyone moves to Georgia, you know, to register to vote in the next month or two and vote for these two democratic senators,” CNN said.

Former Democratic Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted about moving to Georgia with his wife to help Warnock and Ossoff win. Yang also encourages people to donate to organizations that are working to get out of the two candidates ’votes.

In these comments, people in the social media talked about traveling to the state before the election. Most wanted to know how they could volunteer, but Vox said a smaller number of respondents to Yang’s tweet hovered the possibility of voting in the state.

But neither Yang nor Friedman proposed a temporary move to Georgia or the creation of a false residence to vote in the election.

It is illegal to move to Georgia just to vote in an election and not intend to stay in a state.

Georgia State Secretary Brad Raffensperger has issued a warning to groups that could help people move to the state to vote in the election.

“Make no mistake, I will try to bring to justice those who are trying to undermine our elections to the fullest extent of the law,” he said in a recent statement. “Beyond groups that intend to interfere in Georgia’s democracy, it must be warned in advance that the consequences will be severe.”

Jeff Merchant, president of the Utah Democratic Party, said he is affiliated with the Georgia Georgia Democratic Party, but there is no organized effort in Utah to raise money for Warnock and Ossoff. There are Utah people who go to Georgia to volunteer for the campaigns, he said.

“One thing Democrats are good at is their basic game,” he said.

Trader said he did not follow the Georgian races closely, but doubts Democrats would pour in there to vote.

“Obviously, Donald Trump didn’t play particularly well in Georgia, and if he continues to contribute to conspiracy theories, it will hurt our country. Indeed, he said.

Stewart said the Georgian Senate races are critical to the nation’s future. He said he will add a total of $ 10,000 for dollars to dollars for Republican candidates. Your tweet included a link to the Georgia Battleground Fund.

“I need your help. In fact, America needs your help,” he said.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee, MP John Curtis, MP Rob Bishop, and newly elected members of Congress, Burgess Owens and Blake Moore Stewart, plan to hold a joint fundraiser through Zoom on Dec. 7, said Jordan Giles, Stewart’s campaign manager. . Senate Mitt Romney, a citizen of Utah, has not been confirmed, he said.

According to a Romney source, the senator was not invited to fundraising in Utah. He leveraged his own fundraising network for the benefit of Georgian Senate candidates, including a virtual fundraiser last week, the Georgia Battleground Fund is expected to raise more than half a million dollars.

Giles described the event as a roundtable where the senator and members of Congress asked Utahns to donate to the fund. He says none of the money will remain in Utah, but will go to the GOP candidates in Georgia.

In a Facebook post earlier this week, Lee said Perdue and Loeffler needed help from across the country and asked people to contribute to their campaigns.

“Chuck Schumer and the radical Democrats will stop nothing to gain control of the majority of the Senate. Donor Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into the state of Georgia, and we need our help to stop them. This is a key time for both campaigns to boost their on-site operations, voter information and mass marketing, ”he wrote.