US President Donald Trump campaigned at a rally for two Republican senators in Georgia on Saturday. Some in his party feared that their chances would be hurt and would not help, focusing on attempts to reverse their own electoral defeat.
In his first rally since losing to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election, the actor reminded the crowd that Republican Trump had arrived in southern Georgia on January 5 to persuade them to vote in the runoffs.
But he turned to repeated claims that there was no evidence of widespread fraud in the presidential election.
“They cheated and deceived our presidential election, but we will win it. They will try to deceive this election, ”Trump told the crowd in Valdosta,“ We love you! “And four more years!”
He reiterated his attack on Republicans who refused to support him, including Georgian Governor Brian Kemp. Trump called Mr Kemp on Twitter and pressured the governor on Twitter to take further action to help nullify the election results.
State and federal officials across the country have rejected the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud, and many of the legal challenges of his campaign have largely failed.
Mr. Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to win in Georgia since 1992. There were no significant irregularities in the statewide description, including a rigorous review by hand of 5 million ballots.
January Runoff buried two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loughler, against Democratic challengers John Osoff and Rafael Warnock, who are trying to capture a state that has not elected a Democratic senator in 20 years.
The contest will determine which party controls the US Senate. Democrats, who already have a majority in the House of Representatives, need to win two seats to control the Senate. If the Republicans win a seat, they will retain a majority and block Biden’s majority on the legislative agenda.
Biden said he would visit Georgia to campaign for Democratic candidates but did not provide a timetable for his trip.
Governor Kemp did not attend the rally in the car accident of Harrison Deal, a close family friend of the governor and Loughfler’s staffer. Anyway, he had an active exchange with Trump on Twitter the other day.
“If Governor Ryan Bryan KMPA or the Secretary of State approves a simple signature test, I will easily and quickly win Georgia … Why do these two ‘Republicans’ say no?” Trump tweeted.
After Kemp responded that he had “publicly called for a signature audit three times,” Trump said it was not enough, adding in a second tweet that Kemp should immediately convene a special session of the state legislature.
“Your people refuse to do what you ask. What are they hiding? Trump said.
In a move unprecedented in modern U.S. history, the Trump team failed to win, and Mr. Biden sought to win Republican-controlled legislatures in war-torn states, replacing the results and declaring Trump the winner.
Trump’s 232 to 306 Electoral College votes – more than the required 270 – Biden won. The Electoral College will meet on December 14 to formalize the results.
Trump said at a rally Saturday that he would take the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court “too soon” without explaining his challenge. However, legal experts do not see the way to the Supreme Court of the country.
“It’s not clear which case Trump is referring to,” said Richard Hassan, of the UC Irwin School of Law. “I do not think any of these efforts will succeed.”
Trump’s interest in his political rallies – and now his claims that the U.S. electoral system is rigorous – has raised concerns among some Republicans that his appearance in Georgia may turn voters away or make them feel meaningless. In the voting.
Prior to the rally, former Georgia legislator Matt Taveri, now a political analyst and voter, said he could help Trump by praising candidates, but warned:
“If he talks for 10 minutes and the rest of the time he tells everyone how scary Brian Kemp is, it only makes things worse.”
When Ms Lofler and Mr Perdue briefly took the stage and handed Trump the microphone, many in the crowd shouted, “Fight for Trump!” Dipped their words with the words.
Two pro-Trump lawyers, El Lynn Wood and Sidney Powell, argue that Georgians should not vote in the state until the problems from the 2020 election are resolved, despite the failure of the cases they filed to invalidate the results.
Trump said voters should refuse to accept the results of the presidential election, while the ballot will be recorded for Perdue and Loughler.
“If you do not vote, the Socialists and the Communists will win,” he said. “We can fight for the presidency and elect our two best senators, and we can do it at the same time.” – Reuters