Since Georgia GOP voters believe the elections were rigged, Trump found it necessary to convince his Goober State supporters to vote in the senatorial election . Winning the Georgia senatorial election is critical for the Republican Senate, because if senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler lose their seat, the GOP will lose majority control of the Senate.
Georgia conservatives were encouraged by Lin Wood, a pro-Trump trial lawyer to do away with the runoff elections. Wood alleged that the Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is under China’s payroll and is allowing foreign intervention to take place in the US’ national election. To his 730,000 followers, Wood tweeted last Saturday not to vote for Senators Perdue and Loeffler since the outcome of election runoff has already been pre-arranged.
Trump had to personally campaign to the two GOP Senators, he asked those who attended the rally not to listen to his friends; but instead urged them to go to the election polls to vote for Loeffler and Perdue.
Trump Continues to Blame Republican Georgia Governor for His Loss in the Georgia Election
In addition, Trump blames the Georgia Governor and Georgia’s Secretary of State, both Republicans, as responsible for his loss in the Georgia elections; saying the two officials did not verify signatures to ensure that only legal votes were counted. Trump is actually mad at the two GOP state officials as they did not disagree to contentions of fraud and manipulation as no proof was presented to support such claims.
In his defense, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said he already explained to the president that signature audits have been conducted three times: in November 20, November 24, and December 3. The results only reinstated their confidence that the state election process had counted only legal votes during the presidential election but still resulting in a Trump loss.