In his latest desperate attempt to try and remain in office, President Donald Trump demanded Tuesday morning that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) “call off” the January 5, 2021, runoff election in the Peach State which will determine who controls the U.S. Senate when it convenes next year.
Do something @BrianKempGA. 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 needed. We will all WIN! https://t.co/UiJrlyBGiK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2020
Apparently, Trump is trying to suggest that were it not for unspecified irregularities in the 2020 election, he would have won a second term and no runoff would be necessary for Georgia’s Senate seats.
What Trump failed to mention, however, is that Georgia has already conducted an extensive recount and audit of the 2020 election and matched all signatures on absentee ballots. The state has been certified for President-Elect Joe Biden, and the runoff will still be held early next month.
Political reporters attempted agreed that it does indeed appear Trump wants to declare Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue the winners, but they too were perplexed by the president’s so-called “logic.”
“Then call off election. It won’t be needed,” says the president supposedly flying to Georgia this weekend to campaign for Republicans in a key runoff election. https://t.co/FdIyciivCQ
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) December 1, 2020
The best spin I can put on “call off election” is, uh, that if you threw out most Democratic votes than you wouldn’t have a Perdue runoff. But you’d still have a Loeffler runoff, probably with Collins if Warnock’s votes got tossed, so maybe this is gibberish pic.twitter.com/EPmiHttpc3
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 1, 2020
This is more than an intra-party fight in a key state.
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) December 1, 2020
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