(PatriotWise.com)- President Donald Trump will reportedly rally in Georgia to help two incumbent Republican senators keep their seats in the January 5 runoff race. The president intends to motivate Republican voters to turn out in the runoff election in January which will decide which party controls the Senate.
Should the Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be split with Kamala Harris – presuming she becomes the next vice president – able to cast the tie-breaking vote in the event of a tie.
Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are fighting to keep their seats in the runoff election which was triggered by no candidate achieving 50% of the vote.
Loeffler was appointed to serve the remainder of Senator Johnny Isakson’s term when he retired from public office at the end of last year over health problems. The special election will determine whether she can continue to serve the remainder of Isakson’s six-year term.
David Perdue is aiming to once again win the seat and serve a second term.
Republicans have traditionally enjoyed easier election races in Georgia, but if the results of the presidential election are to be believed, then Joe Biden won the state in a historic win in November this year. As it stands, Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, is refusing to cooperate with demands for an official audit of the vote despite evidence of wrongdoing in the election.
President Donald Trump said on Fox News on Sunday that he was “ashamed” he ever endorsed Kemp, and slammed the election as “rigged.”
“Look at the election you have coming up [in Georgia] right now. You’re using the same garbage machinery, Dominion” — Trump demoralizes Republicans by suggesting their votes don’t matter because the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia are rigged pic.twitter.com/aYM6KcGaos
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2020
As it stands, both Republicans stand the best chance of winning their seats, but the race is tighter than usual. Vox reported that, according to election data, David Perdue ran ahead of President Trump by 780 votes, while Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff ran 100,000 votes behind Joe Biden.
Those 100,000 votes mean that 100,000 people wanted to vote for Biden but not for down-ticket Democrats…curious, right?