Trump will campaign for Georgia Republican Senate candidates

Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered near the Capitol Building for the Stop the Rally rally in Atlanta, GA. Counter as well as protesters in Atlanta, GA.

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President Donald Trump, who blamed his losses for the presidential election that was “rigging” the US voting system over false claims, urged his supporters Friday not to boycott Georgia’s two key elections Which will determine which party has control of the Senate.

With the Democrats taking the White House and occupying the majority of their House, the Senate has become the last bastion for Republicans to monitor the power of the lower chamber and executive branch.

But the GOP’s hold on the Senate depends on winning at least one of Georgia’s two runaways. Republican Censor. David Purdue and Kyle Loeffler face competitive challenges from Democrats John Osoff and Rafael Warnock respectively. Georgia’s election rules called for a runoff race when no candidate had more than 50% of the voter’s share in any race during the November 3 general election.

In response to Newsmax reporting that Georgia Trump supporters are considering boycotting the runoff elections over claims of voter fraud, the president wrote on Twitter: “We should get out and help David and Kelly, two greats , “He even claimed without proof. , That the election was a “total scam”.

According to White House spokesman Judre Dere, Trump will travel to Georgia on December 5 to promote Perdue and Loeffler.

The president’s frequent attacks on the integrity of the election could affect the January runoff result, GOP strategist and pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC.

Democratic US Senate candidates John Osoff (R) and Georgia’s Rafael Warnock (L) wavered for supporters during a rally in Marietta, Georgia on November 15, 2020.

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“If he continues to disenchant voters … then saying that the election is rigged and your vote doesn’t matter, it could have serious consequences for the administration in trying to hold those two seats,” Luntz Said box on Monday on CNBC’s “Squack”.

“I would argue what Donald Trump says, and in the next six weeks are going to determine the outcome of the Georgia Senate race and may well determine the outcome of our country,” Luntz said.

Trump’s campaign said Saturday that it would seek a second iteration of the election results paid by taxpayers-funded local courts.

On November 20, the Georgia Secretary of State officially certified the results of his presidential election race after a full replenishment of votes, confirming that Biden defeated Trump by more than 12,000 votes. Biden is the first Democrat to win Georgia’s presidential race since 1992.

(R to L) US Sen. David David (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) waved to a crowd of supporters at a “Defend the Majority” rally with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center on November 19, 2020 in Perry, Georgia.

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