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World Fatal Car Crash Shakes Georgia Republican Campaigns as Pence Visits

06:15  05 december  2020
06:15  05 december  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

The Republican Secretary of State for Georgia says Trump 'should leave quietly' after state's election recount confirmed Biden's win

  The Republican Secretary of State for Georgia says Trump 'should leave quietly' after state's election recount confirmed Biden's win Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said President Trump "should leave quietly," after the state's election recount confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win.In an interview published in theAtlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday, Raffensperger, who is a Republican, said he had wished the 2020 election would have "been a resounding trumping of the left," but that "it didn't work out that way.

ATLANTA - Vice President Mike Pence is trying to help Republicans project a unified front in two high-stakes Senate runoffs as he campaigns in Georgia a day ahead of President Donald Trump's potentially volatile visit to the state that will determine which party controls the Senate in January.

Donald Trump’s plan to campaign in Georgia for two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate has sparked concern within the party that the president’s efforts could backfire, jeopardizing their bid to keep a majority in the Trump’s campaign has sought to assuage the concerns of Georgia Republicans .

Daniel Sharman wearing a suit and tie posing for a picture: Harrison Deal (left), shown here with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, was killed Friday in an automobile accident. © Facebook Harrison Deal (left), shown here with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, was killed Friday in an automobile accident.

Harrison Deal, a family friend of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who worked as an aide for Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler and an intern for Georgia Senator David Perdue, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Friday. Deal was 20 years old.

Deal, a junior at the University of Georgia in Athens, worked as a field staffer for Loeffler's campaign. Loeffler and Kemp were expected to appear at a Republican campaign event on Friday alongside Vice President Mike Pence. Loeffler and Kemp canceled their appearances after Deal's death.

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Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Georgia for two Republican Senate candidates on Friday without echoing President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the Nov. Reporters were not allowed to observe the meeting and a Pence spokesman declined to say who Pence met.

Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash that killed four University of Georgia sorority sisters.

"Harrison was a beloved member of our campaign team," Loeffler said in a Friday statement. "More importantly, Harrison was a smart, bright, loving, loyal and outstanding young man. Harrison embodied the very best of this campaign—and the very best of our state."

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's family described Deal as "the Kemp son and brother we never had."

Loeffler's opponent in a special election in January, Reverend Raphael Warnock, tweeted his condolences.

"I pray for Harrison Deal, a young staffer for @KLoeffler's campaign, and for his family, friends, co-workers and all those mourning his loss, and I ask Georgians to join me in offering condolences to his loved ones," Warnock wrote.

Trump to appear in Georgia in gamble over control of US Senate

  Trump to appear in Georgia in gamble over control of US Senate President Donald Trump is venturing out of Washington on Saturday for his first political appearance since his election defeat to Joe Biden, campaigning in Georgia where two run-off races will decide the fate of the US Senate. If Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeat Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the Senate will be evenly divided at 50-50, meaning Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris would cast any deciding votes, as the Constitution dictates.

Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer shared a video on Friday, showing one of the Republican observers standing behind police tape, alongside the media, unable to actually watch the recount. One of our observers at the hand count of the ballots ordered by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Democrats typically outperform Republicans in mail voting, while the GOP looks to make up ground in Election Day turnout. That means the early margins between the candidates could be influenced by which type of votes — early or Election Day — were being reported by the states. A worker at the

Allegations of fraud during Georgia's November elections have placed the state's special Senate elections under intense scrutiny. If Loeffler and fellow Republican Perdue lose the elections, Democrats may be able to gain control of the U.S. Senate. At Friday's rally, Vice President Pence assured Georgia Republicans that the polls would be "secure."

"We're on them this time," Pence told the event crowd. "We're watching. We're going to secure our polls. We're going to secure our drop boxes. So get an absentee ballot and vote and vote today."

Warnock and Loeffler are expected to face off in contention for the Senate seat left vacant by the 2019 retirement of Senator Johnny Isakson. Loeffler's campaign has attempted to paint Warnock as pushing a "radical" agenda. In response, Warnock's campaign has alleged that Loeffler violated ethics laws by directing viewers of an interview held at the Capitol to a website where contributions could be made to her campaign.

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  State Senator Is the Latest Georgia Official Facing Death Threats Following Election Results, Fraud Claims Senator Elena Parent says she was notified that her home address and other personal information were leaked following her participation in Georgia's Senate hearings this week.Following her participation in Thursday's State Senate hearings—in which Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, repeated disproven conspiracy theories that the state's new voting system was designed to manipulate results for Biden—State Senator Elena Parent was notified that her home address and other personal information had been distributed online, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Biden campaign makes late play for Georgia and Iowa. Georgia voters are deciding two Senate races this year, which are both potentially crucial in the battle for party control of the chamber. Vice President Mike Pence visited Minnesota on Monday. On Tuesday, he'll travel to North Carolina and

The campaigns for Republican U.S. Sens. How ridiculous to even suggest otherwise,' Loeffler campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said. 'We also condemn inaction and lack of accountability in our election system process - and won't apologize for calling it out.'

Loeffler and Warnock are expected to engage in a televised political debate on Sunday. Newsweek reached out to Loeffler's office for comment.

Incumbent Republican Senator Perdue will face off against Democrat Jon Ossoff in January. The special election between Perdue and Ossoff was declared after neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the popular vote.

Perdue has declined to debate Ossoff in the days leading up to the runoff. In a November statement, Perdue's campaign manager Ben Fry said Perdue planned to "take our message about what's at stake if Democrats have total control of Congress directly to the people."

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