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Politics Trump urges Georgia governor to 'call off election' as GOP frets about Senate runoffs

23:35  01 december  2020
23:35  01 december  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

GOP Civil War, Inspired by Trump, Grips Georgia, Threatens Other States

  GOP Civil War, Inspired by Trump, Grips Georgia, Threatens Other States Stoked by the president's unverified claims about voting, the infighting in Georgia has plunged the GOP into a civil war with just weeks left until the runoffs. Opponents of Trump's unverified stolen election narrative view Raffensperger as a hero for upholding election integrity. But the president's supporters have framed the official as someone who has facilitated the alleged rigging of the election and Biden's victory. Georgia Republican lawmakers have fallen on both sides of the narrative.

" call off [the] election " because "It won't be needed" — presumably meaning call off the Georgia Senate runoffs because the "real" vote count would You allowed your state to be scammed. We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election . It won’t be

Trump channeled anger from Georgia state Republicans about the election results and the subsequent hand recounts that did not revisit the But Trump argued that verifying the signatures in the recount would eliminate any potential fraud — both in the 2020 election and the Georgia Senate

President Donald Trump demanded Tuesday that Georgia “call off” its upcoming runoff elections over his claims of fraud, giving Republicans a new headache in their fight to keep control of the U.S. Senate.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right, greets President Donald Trump as he visits Georgia to talk about an infrastructure overhaul at the UPS Hapeville hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. © Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right, greets President Donald Trump as he visits Georgia to talk about an infrastructure overhaul at the UPS Hapeville hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Repeating his attacks about mail-in voting, Trump angrily urged Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to “do something” about absentee votes that are expected to be cast predominantly by Democrats in the pair of make-or-break Senate contests.

How Trump’s conspiracy theories have inspired some supporters to boycott the Georgia runoffs

  How Trump’s conspiracy theories have inspired some supporters to boycott the Georgia runoffs Lying to his supporters about elections being rigged is having an unintended consequence.Democrats can take control of the US Senate if both Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeat Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the upcoming runoffs. But Trump has been hurting his party’s cause by attacking two state Republican officials — Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican Trump has demeaned as a “RINO,” or Republican in name only — for their supposed involvement in a far-fetched scheme to throw the state’s presidential election for Joe Biden. (In reality, both Raffensperger and Kemp are Trump supporters.

Georgia Republican officials reject Trump 's calls to overturn election results. President Trump called on Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to override Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on matching Donald Trump campaigned for Brian Kemp as governor of Georgia , but on Sunday said

Donald Trump has lashed out at Georgia ’s Republican governor , angry at him Mr Trump made the comments during a wild interview — his first since the election — phoning in Trump supporters call for boycott of Georgia senate races. Trump calls the GA Secretary of State an ‘enemy of the people’.

“You allowed your state to be scammed,” Trump warned Kemp on Twitter, presumably referring to the presidential election.

“Call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN!” Trump tweeted.

Trump has repeatedly claimed that hundreds of thousands of mail-in votes were fraudulently cast.

His campaign has lost dozens of lawsuits challenging the results, but he insists he will eventually win vindication from the conservative Supreme Court.

In Georgia and elsewhere, the president is claiming that elections officials failed to match voters’ signatures to those on file.


Video: Georgia Republican candidate conundrum: Campaigning for Senate runoffs but also pushing narrative of election fraud (MSNBC)

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a onetime Trump supporter, has dismissed those claims as false.

Fact check: Nevada's AG did not admit to changing signature verification manually in election

  Fact check: Nevada's AG did not admit to changing signature verification manually in election A claim that Nevada's attorney general admitted to changing signature verification for thousands of votes is false.One Facebook user on Nov. 16 claimed: "Nevada AG Admits to Changing Signature Verifications Manually for Over 200,000 Votes.

Trump plans weekend Georgia trip to boost GOP Senate candidates. Trump feuds with Georgia Republican officials as Senate races loom.

Trump led in Georgia on election night, but fell behind Biden after counties in and Noting that Georgia was due to hold runoff elections for a state position and two US Senate seats – which will decide if “In our runoff elections , we cannot have lost memory cards or stacks of uncounted ballots.

Trump has branded Kemp as “hapless” and now says he regrets ever backing him for the post. He derided the mild-mannered Raffensperger as an “enemy of the people.”

The GOP infighting could backfire on the party in the must-win Senate run offs set for Jan. 5.

Trump is planning a campaign rally Saturday to support Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, neither of whom managed to clear 50% of the votes against Democratic challengers on Nov. 3.

Republicans are clinging to a 50-48 lead in the Senate, meaning they need to win at least one of the runoffs to keep control in the new Congress.

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Trump, Pence to campaign in Georgia as Senate runoff turnout concerns grow among GOP .
Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's rallies for Georgia's senators will be against a backdrop of growing concerns about GOP turnout in the Senate runoff election. "So many Republicans live and die by what Trump says, and so if he says that the system's not to be trusted, the machines aren't registering the votes properly, then that'll increase the number of people who will believe it. And the logical next step is, OK, so why bother to go vote?" said Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University of Georgia and an expert in Southern politics.

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