Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got more than he bargained during an appearance he made Monday morning on “Fox & Friends,” with one of the co-hosts repeatedly pushing back when Gingrich said he’s afraid former Georgia gubernatorial candidate will attempt to “steal” votes in the January 5 Senate runoff election being held in the Peach State.
Gingrich began by asserting that voter turnout will be the key to who wins the two Senate seats currently held by Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, according to Mediaite:
“‘This election is going to come down to turnout,’ said the former House Speaker. ‘The objective fact is I believe Trump probably did actually carry Georgia.’ Turning to the run-off on January 5th, Gingrich added, ‘I believe that the election process is a mess. I really wish the governor would call a special session to clean it up.’ And in the event viewers missed the point, Gingrich flatly stated that Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is stealing votes.
“’Republicans simply have to turn out more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal. It’s a very straightforward thing.'”
That led Steve Doocy to push back on Gingrich, asking:
“How is Stacey Abrams going to steal votes? Why vote because it is not going to count?”
“Well, they need to vote because the key to a Republican victory is to have more votes than the left can steal.”
Doocy reiterated his query:
“How are they going to steal them?”
The former House Speaker’s response was complete nonsense:
“Gingrich’s reply was a word salad that ostensibly blamed a spike in absentee ballots compared to 2018, neglecting to note the global pandemic and serious health concerns of in-person voting that has led to mail-in ballots. In short, Gingrich could not provide a clear answer to support his rather enormous claim that Abrams was stealing votes, other than deriding policies put in place by the Republican Secretary of State in Georgia.”
No Republican has yet been able to explain how the 2020 election was “stolen” from Trump or provide a shred of evidence to support such a a specious allegation. Apparently, in their minds, the fact that Trump had such large campaign super-spreader rallies is proof that he must have had the support of a majority of Americans.
But as of today, Joe Biden is ahead in the popular vote by nearly 7 million ballots and has been certified the winner in every state, giving him an Electoral College victory by a 306-232 margin.
Gingrich and his ilk have nothing but excuses and conspiracy theories. But all their whining isn’t going to change the fact that Biden is the next president and will take office on January 20.
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